ALL-PAK INC. - The packaging supply firm in Bridgeville, Pa., named Joe DePrinzio national accounts manager.
AMES RUBBER CORP. - The supplier of elastomeric coatings and moldings in Hamburg, N.J., named Joseph Albergo vice president of sales and marketing and Chris del Rosario vice president of materials and product development.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - The group in Mississauga, Ontario, named Sajjad Ebrahim its 2008 Leader of the Year. Ebrahim is president of Par-Pak Ltd., a thermoformed packaging firm in Brampton, Ontario.
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS - The processors trade group in Brussels, Belgium, elected Bernhard Borgardt president to a two-year term, succeeding David Williams. Borgardt previously was chairman of EuPC's packaging division.
EXOPACK LLC - The film maker in Spartanburg, S.C., named Gary McDaniel senior vice president and general manager for its plastic business.
GW PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Bethel, Vt., named Mark Hammond general manager and Jeff Hazen technical manager, both for GW Silicones Inc. of Royalton, Vt.
MACCHI NORTH AMERICA INC. - The equipment supplier in Gainesville, Ga., named new sales agents: Gary Anderson of States Machinery, Jim Collins of Southern Converting Systems, John Mumaw of Majer Plastics, Steve Joice of Universal Industries and Jeff Opad of Jemmco LLC.
O.BERK CO. - Jim Sheehan was named vice president and general manager of the Union, N.J., container supplier. Sheehan also is vice president and general manager of container decorator AQL Decorating Co. Inc. of Fairview, N.J., which O.Berk recently acquired.
OAK TREE CONSULTING LLC - The engineering consulting firm in Monroe, Mich., named Vijay Kumar Mohla general manager for its Lucknow, India, operation.
RAPRA LTD. - The nonprofit, membership-based provider of technical information and research in Shropshire, England, named Steve Shaw business relationships manager. Rapra is part of Smithers Group, an analytical, testing and research provider based in Akron, Ohio.
SERAC INC. - The manufacturer of filling and capping machines in Carol Stream, Ill., promoted Marc Binet to Serac Group vice president. Binet also is president of Serac Inc., and in addition now will supervise Serac do Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
GROUPE SIDEL - The blow molding equipment manufacturer headquartered in Le Havre, France, named Luc Desoutter vice president of sustainable development.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington trade group named Melissa Hockstad vice president of its Material Suppliers Council.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. - The film extruder headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I., named Richard Schloesser president and chief operating officer. He also will serve as senior director of Toray Industries Inc. of Tokyo.
U.S.-CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL - The nonprofit organization based in Washington elected Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co., to a two-year term as chairman. The group also named new directors, including George Buckley, chairman, president and CEO of 3M Co. of St. Paul, Minn.; and Michael Dolan, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp. of Irving, Texas.
The POLYURETHANE FOAM ASSOCIATION in Knoxville, Tenn., named Susan McVey of Pittsburgh-based Bayer MaterialScience LLC winner of its spring 2008 Herman Stone Technical Excellence Award.