AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PLASTICULTURE - The trade group in Bellefonte, Pa., presented its achievement awards March 8 at its National Ag Plastics Congress: James Garth, an agricultural engineer and instructor at Pennsylvania State University, won the Pioneer Award for his work in recovery of the energy potential in waste agriculture and consumer plastics; and Michael Orzolek, a professor at Penn State, won the Distinguished Service Award.
CEREPLAST INC. - The bioresin maker in Hawthorne, Calif., named Jerome Raphanaud senior vice president-Europe for its new European headquarters in Velizy Cedex, France.
DENSO CORP. - The automotive component supplier in Kariya, Japan, named Nobuaki Katoh chief executive officer and president, succeeding Koichi Fukaya, who was named vice chairman.
HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD. - The injection molding equipment maker in Bolton, Ontario, named James Reid organizational development vice president.
KLEERDEX CO. LLC - The thermoplastic sheet maker in Bloomsburg, Pa., named Jim Fazio quality manager.
MEADOWORKS INC. - The seller of used processing equipment in Elk Grove Village, Ill., named Scott Magnuson an active partner.
NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING INC. - The supplier of sensors and measuring equipment in Irwindale, Calif., named Mario Lopez vice president of global customer care.
PLASTICOLORS INC. - The supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions in Ashtabula, Ohio, named Sergio DueÃ±as sales manager for its Mexico territory.
P&M CORPORATE FINANCE LLC - The middle-market investment banking firm in Chicago named Scott George a managing director.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The manufacturer of extrusion equipment based in Aurora, Ill., named John O'Neil chief financial officer.
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA INC. - The Houston-based plastics and chemicals maker named Keith Kelly manager of its Bayport polyethylene plant in Pasadena, Texas.
ZL ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC. - The manufacturer of stock engineered shapes based in Peekskill, N.Y., named James Harrington of Engineered Material Sales Inc. as ZL's sales representative for Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.