APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION LTD. - The market research and consulting company in Bristol, England, named Noru Tsalic senior vice president of AMI Consulting.
ASHLAND INC. - The specialty chemical maker in Dublin, Ohio, named Tim Tufts manager of the Ashland China technology center, which is being built in Shanghai.
D-M-E CO. - The mold maker in Madison Heights, Mich., named Ken Jasina general manager for the Americas, Bruce Wasilewski Asian operations director and Doug Miller operations manager for its North American plants and distribution centers.
FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS CO. - The building products maker in Indianapolis named Kelly Barrett marketing director.
GLOBAL CLOSURE SYSTEMS - The Paris-based supplier of plastic and metal closing and dispensing systems named Christian Tang-Jespersen president of its Asia-Pacific operations, effective Nov. 1.
MICHELMAN INC. - The manufacturer of barrier, functional and decorative coatings in Cincinnati named Laurie Thomas vice president of its supply chain.
RHODIA ENGINEERING PLASTICS SA - The engineering thermoplastic materials maker in Lyon, France, named FranÃ§ois Hincker vice president of its engineering plastics business and a member of the Rhodia Polyamide executive committee.
SENSIBUILT BUILDING SOLUTIONS LLC - The alternative building material manufacturer in Bloomfield, Conn., named Mike Hutfless chief executive officer. He was with Deceuninck North America.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named two sales representatives: Paul St. Clair for the vinyl division and Ghislaine Verd for color concentrates and specialty compounding.
THERMAL CARE INC. - The auxiliary equipment maker in Niles, Ill., named Steve Buck president.
VINYL INSTITUTE - The trade association in Arlington, Va., named Richard Ali industry affairs director.
WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO. - The auxiliary equipment maker in St. Louis named Chad Merryman vice president for global end-user sales and support.
BOSCH REXROTH CORP., a drives and motor controls firm in Hoffman Estates, Ill., named Jeff Blackman vice president of automation sales. ... Bob Kumpf, vice president and chief administrative officer of Pittsburgh-based polymer producer BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC, received the 2007 Alumni Fellow Award from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. ... POREX TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, a maker of porous materials in Aachen, Germany, named Victor Asselberghs managing director of sales and marketing. ... ROBROY INDUSTRIES INC. of Verona, Pa., named Jeff Riestenberg national sales manager for its conduit unit in Gilmer, Texas.