BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC - The producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in Pittsburgh named Kirk Bourgeois head of BaySystems in North America, responsible for the BMS polyurethane business. The firm also named Irene McGee vice president of health, safety, environment and quality. Matt O'Neil will succeed Steve Hedrick as leader of its New Martinsville, W.Va., thermoplastic polyurethane unit. Hedrick will lead the operational safety group from the Baytown, Texas facility. Also, Gregory Babe, BMS president and chief executive officer, was named 2007 Business Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh section of the International Association of Business Communicators.
DEMAG PLASTICS GROUP - The injection molding machine maker in Schwaig, Germany, named Peter Hohoff manager of its after-sales and service department, effective Oct. 1. Raik FlÃ¤mig was named manager of the marketing division.
DIVERSIFIED PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Minneapolis named Charlie Lemmer quality director.
D-M-E CO. - The mold manufacturer in Madison Heights, Mich., named Gary Zack a hot-runner sales specialist.
FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS CO. - The building products maker in Indianapolis named John Geary vice president of technology, succeeding James Hoff, who is retiring at the end of the year.
FOAMEX INTERNATIONAL INC. - John Johnson, chief executive officer of the flexible polyurethane foam products maker in Linwood, Pa., has assumed the role of president, following the resignation of Gregory Christian. The company named James Gamache sales and supply chain executive vice president, Andrew Thompson executive vice president of business management and marketing, Chiu Chan senior vice president of research and development and Ken Crawford senior vice president of manufacturing.
HUGHES PROCESSING INC. - The compounder based in Costa Mesa, Calif., named Thomas Hughes chief executive officer and president, as Roderick Hughes steps down to an advisory capacity.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA - The trade group in Dulles, Va., named Frank Tyneski executive director effective Oct. 12. He is senior director of industrial design at Kyocera Wireless Corp. in San Diego.
NANMAC CORP. - The sensor supplier in Framingham, Mass., named David Kagan marketing director.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS - The Washington-based trade group named John Peavey applied technology director at its research center in Upper Marlboro, Md.
ONEIDA MOLDED PLASTICS LLC - The injection molder in Oneida, N.Y., named Tom Herd vice president of sales and marketing.
PACKAGING MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE - The trade group in Arlington, Va., will induct three new members into the Packaging Hall of Fame on Oct. 15: packaging expert Terry Bedell, who spent 28 years at Chorox before retiring; William LeMaire, whose 30-year career as a packaging-related journalist included pivotal roles at numerous publications including Packaging Strategies and its forum; and Jerome Heckman, founder and senior partner of Washington law firm Keller and Heckman LLP.
ROBROY INDUSTRIES INC. - The conduit maker in Gilmer, Texas, named Kristopher Payne a quote specialist for its conduit division.
SONGWON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. - The additives maker in Ulsan, Korea, named Joachim Bayer director of technical sales and service for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; John Mara technical sales and commercialization manager for Songwon International-Americas; Klaus Keck-Antoine executive officer for global applications; and Nilesh Mehta manager of Songwon International-India and sales manager for Southeast Asia, effective Oct. 1.
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO. - The packaging film extruder and extrusion blow molder in Hartsville, S.C., named Todd Stollberg division vice president and general manger serving Procter & Gamble Co. He will be based in Cincinnati.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The compounder in Pawtucket, R.I., named Steve McCormack market manager and Don Hunter a sales representative, both for the vinyl division. Bhawan Patel was named technical manager for the TPE division's European operations in Oldbury, England.
THERMAL CARE INC. - President Don Gruenberg will retire from the auxiliary equipment maker in Niles, Ill., once a replacement is found. Gruenberg then plans to assist Thermal Care's parent, MFRI Inc., with special projects.
TOMARK INDUSTRIES INC. - The maker of thermoplastic elastomer laminates in Wilmington, Del., named David Santoleri new business development manager.
VECOPLAN LLC - The shredding and recycling equipment maker in High Point, N.C., named Mike Wilhoit vice president of operations and Todd Carswell vice president of technical services.
VERGASON TECHNOLOGY INC. - The Van Etten, N.Y., maker of vacuum coatings and related equipment named Tom Calzolaio materials manager.
WEXCO CORP. - The cylinder maker in Lynchburg, Va., named Don Smith distribution business manager.
WINCUP - The thermoformer in Phoenix named Philip Goudreault technology and product development director.
KLEERDEX CO. LLC - The thermoplastic sheet maker in Bloomsburg, Pa., named William K. Crane Jr. a manufacturer's representative for plastics distribution in the Southeast. ... OPTIMA COLOUR, a custom colors and specialty additives master batch producer in Cambridge, Ontario, named Pam Robb an account executive. ... TEKNOR COLOR CO., a Pawtucket, R.I., color concentrates maker, named Kurt Minnick a sales representative.