AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Medinah, Ill., named Melissa Millhuff executive director.
ASTRA PRODUCTS LTD. - The extruder in Ravenna, Ohio, named Charles Garrett product manager of vertical and horizontal blinds.
AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS HOLDINGS LLC - The automotive injection molder and thermoformer in Dearborn, Mich., named Bill Connelly chief executive officer, succeeding Al Ver, who is retiring. Connelly will retain his responsibilities as chief financial officer.
BASF CORP. - The chemical and resin supplier in Florham Park, N.J., named Jay Bhatia industry manager for epoxy and polyurea in its intermediates business.
BNL (UK) LTD. - The maker of thermoplastic bearing assemblies bassed in Foxborough, Mass., named John Nichols chief operating officer.
FAURECIA NORTH AMERICA - The automotive supplier in Auburn Hills, Mich., named Michael Heneka president.
FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS CO. - The building products maker in Indianapolis named Dwayne Wacenske thermoplastics product manager.
FRIGEL NORTH AMERICA INC. - The supplier of process cooling equipment in Lake Zurich, Ill., named Bill Lewis marketing manager.
FYPON LTD. - The urethane millwork company in Archbold, Ohio, named Rob Barnes vice president of sales.
HOFFER PLASTICS CORP. - The custom injection molder, headquartered in South Elgin, Ill., named Jack Shedd sales and marketing director.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA - The trade group in Dulles, Va., inducted three people into its Academy of Fellows: JohnPaul Kusz, associate director of and a professor at the center for sustainable enterprise at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business in Chicago; George McCain, recently retired as corporate design manager of Fluke Corp., a maker of industrial testing equipment in Everett, Wash.; and Robert Schwartz, associate director of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co.'s global design group. IDSA also gave Walter Dorwin Teague a posthumous personal recognition award for his early leadership in the industrial design profession.
JACO MANUFACTURING CO. - The injection molder in Berea, Ohio, named Joseph Coatter president.
NOVA CHEMICALS CORP. - The Pittsburgh-based resin and chemicals maker named Chris Bezaire vice president of its Advanced Sclairtech technology and licensing.
UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS INC. - The manufacturer of auxiliary equipment based in Woodbridge, Va., named Steve Corcoran Northeast and Midwest regional sales manager and Rick Forbis Southeast regional sales manager.
WELEX INC. - The maker of sheet extrusion equipment in Blue Bell, Pa., named Wayne Lewis president.
WILKINSON INDUSTRIES INC. - The manufacturer of plastic and aluminum food packaging in Fort Calhoun, Neb., named Steven Clow vice president of quality.
W. AMSLER EQUIPMENT INC., a Richmond Hill, Ontario, equipment manufacturer, named John Kowal blow molding projects sales manager. ... MILACRON INC., a primary equipment maker in Cincinnati, named board members: Sami Mnaymneh and Matthew Sanford, both of investment firm H.I.G. Capital LLC. Directors Eric Schneider and Norman Cohen resigned. ... TECTUBES USA, a contract decorating and custom specialty tube supplier in Pitman, N.J., named Christopher Willey sales and marketing director.