AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Roselle, Ill., named new board members: Donna Pursell, chief executive officer of Prestige Mold Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Kent Hanson, general manager of H.S. Die & Engineering Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Scott Harris, president of Harris Precision Mold in Tempe, Ariz.; Mike Armbrust, general manager of Mako Mold Corp. in St. Charles, Ill.; Steve Rotman, president of Ameritech Die & Mold Inc. in Mooresville, N.C.; and Mike Walter, vice president of MET Plastics Inc. in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
AXEL PLASTICS RESEARCH LABORATORIES INC. - The manufacturer of mold-release agents and additives based in Woodside, N.Y., named Ashutosh Sharma associate director of research and development.
APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION LTD. - The research and consulting company in Bristol, England, named Tony Jones project manager for compounding, injection molding and engineering plastics markets.
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION - The trade organization's additives group in London named Gavin Lewis chairman. Lewis is sales development manager of Omya UK Ltd. in Derby, England.
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES - The supplier of color and additive masterbatches in Muttenz, Switzerland, named Steve Duckworth head of the global market segment, consumer goods.
COLORMATRIX GROUP INC. - The liquid color and additive concentrates maker in Cleveland hired engineers John Bombace and Kyle Clark.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC - The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Larry Bagley field sales engineer for sheet, foam, reclaim and single-screw compounding products.
GEFRAN INC. - The maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation in Winchester, Mass., named Brad Binder business development manager for North America.
GRAHAM ENGINEERING CORP. - The maker of extrusion blow molding equipment in York, Pa., named Scott Howland sales director for the Americas; Frank Kritzer director of sales, engineering and customer support; and Shannon Carroll manager of sales and marketing administration.
KMT ROBOTIC SOLUTIONS INC. - The robotic machinery maker in Auburn Hills, Mich., named Kevin McManus president. He also will oversee operations in Ronneby, Sweden, and Shanghai.
M.C. GILL CORP. - The manufacturer of composite products in El Monte, Calif., named Stephen Gill chairman.
MACHINES PAGES SA - The manufacturer of robotic and automation equipment in Foncine le Haut, France, named Fernando Segovia its Americas representative, based in Toronto.
MERIDIAN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC. - The automotive supplier based in Allen Park, Mich., named Jim Holden its nonexecutive chairman.
NORPLEX-MICARTA - The maker of high-performance thermoset composites in Postville, Iowa, named Daniel Krammen product development engineer.
NORTH COAST COMPOSITES - The composites injection molder in Cleveland named Gerald Sutton vice president of business development.
NOVEON INC. - The specialty chemicals producer in Cleveland named Julian Steinberg senior vice president and chief operating officer. He also was appointed to parent Lubrizol Corp.'s executive council.
ORGANIC ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Frankfurt, Germany, named Andrew Hannah vice chairman. Hannah is chief executive officer and president of conductive polymers maker Plextronics Inc. of Pittsburgh.
PACIFIC ALLIED PRODUCTS LTD. - The bottle maker in Kapolei, Hawaii, named Roger Morey vice president of sales and marketing.
PRISM PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in New Richmond, Wis., named Mike Brinkman general manager, Kim Lowman finance and administration director, Lisa Norberg process/quoting engineer, Rene Wert maintenance manager, Nate Nelson production manager, Brian Staedt sales and marketing director, Karla Valiulis sales consultant, Vince Genatempo engineering manager, Tracia Gimbut human resource manager and Amanda Iverson scheduler.
ROHM AND HAAS CO. - The specialty chemicals maker in Philadelphia named Mark Douglas Asia-Pacific director and president of Rohm and Haas China. He will relocate to Shanghai.
SARTOMER CO. - The specialty chemicals manufacturer in Exton, Pa., named Albert Tuccio vice president-Americas, Laurent Suspene vice president-Europe and David Long vice president-Asia.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade group named Rick Sturgis vice president of regional operations and membership sales. He is based in Greenville, S.C.
TESSENDERLO GROUP - The pro- ducer of PVC compounds, pipe and profiles in Tessenderlo, Belgium, named Hans Telgen managing director of its pipe and fittings unit, Plastic Pipe Systems. Marc Jans was named general manager of the new continental Europe profiles business unit.
ASHLAND INC., a specialty chemicals firm in Dublin, Ohio, named Mike Swartzlander vice president and managing director for India. ... GROS EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS INC., of Brentwood, Tenn., said four account managers received the Certified Personnel Consultant designation: Nicole Butler, Michael Hostetter, John Robinson and Dan Rossi. ... ISCO INDUSTRIES LLC, a distributor of high density polyethylene pipe products in Louisville, Ky., named Mike James western regional sales director.