AMERICAN COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Arlington, Va., named Mary Schantz communications director.
FILMTECH INC. - The producer of metalized and barrier film in Bean Station, Tenn., named Dave DeAngelis business development manager.
GAMER PACKAGING INC. - The rigid packaging distributor in Minneapolis named Kenneth Gamer president and Ronald Gamer chief executive officer.
HARDY INSTRUMENTS INC. - The analytical instrumentation and equipment maker in Houston named Al Fitzpatrick director of sales and marketing, North America.
HORIZON PLASTICS CO. LTD. CANADA - The structural foam molder in Cobourg, Ontario, named John Barrett to sales and new product development.
HUNTINGTON FOAM CORP. - The custom shapes molder in Coraopolis, Pa., named Gary McLaughlin president, succeeding Wayne Smith, who has retired. The firm has a new manufacturing facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
IRN INC. - The automotive consulting firm in Grand Rapids, Mich., named John Moloney vice president and member of its Strategic Advisory Services group.
NOVA CHEMICALS CORP. - The Pittsburgh-based resin and chemicals maker named Grant Thomson president of its olefins and feedstocks business.
PLIANT CORP. - The Schaumburg, Ill., film and flexible packaging maker named Tim French managing director of Canada.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. - The film extruder in Front Royal, Va., named Michael Swanson production manager of its PEF division, which makes cross-linked polyolefin foams.
VALERON STRENGTH FILMS - The specialty films maker in Houston named Jenna Villarreal marketing communications manager.
AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Schaumburg, Ill., announced Sigi Valentin will retire as executive director of AAMA's Southeast region at the end of March. Chuck Anderson will succeed him as Southeast region director.