AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The trade association based in Washington awarded Frank Kelley the 2008 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award for outstanding achievements in promoting polymer education. Kelley is dean emeritus of the University of Akron College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering in Ohio.
B&B MOLDERS LLC The injection molder in Mishawaka, Ind., named Angie Klingerman a recreational products sales representative and Steve Bubonavich a senior process engineer.
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC The producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in Pittsburgh named Patrick Sion vice president of procurement for North America, succeeding William Forester, who retired.
BUTLER-MACDONALD INC. The plastics recycler in Indianapolis named Timothy Cash general manager.
CONAIR GROUP INC. The equipment maker in Cranberry Township, near Pittsburgh, named Gene Flockerzi global PET general manager.
DIAB INC. The core materials supplier based in DeSoto, Texas, named Martin Heiskell group vice president for the DeSoto operations.
D-M-E CO. The mold parts maker in Madison Heights, Mich., named Kathleen Roney global director of human resources.
DOVER CHEMICAL CORP. The chemical additives producer in Dover, Ohio, named Jack Teat executive vice president for global sales and marketing and Chuck Fletcher commercial development vice president.
EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC The flat-die maker in Chippewa Falls, Wis., named William Normand inside sales coordinator and John Wise northeast regional sales manager.
FUTURE DESIGN INC. The blown film equipment supplier in Mississauga, Ontario, named Gary Gould president.
GEFRAN INC. The maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation in Winchester, Mass., named Ed Downey business development manager for automation products, Ron Pszenyczny Midwest sales representative for motion products, Peter Rauch applications engineer for motion products, Gordon Hayes Southeast regional sales manager for com- ponents and Jennifer DeLucia a customer service representative.
MACK MOLDING CO. The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named John Zuk director of its application development center and Thomas Hemler business development manager for the mid-Atlantic region.
MILLENNIUM DECKING INC. The decking manufacturer in Nisku, Alberta, named Paul Thompson vice president of production. Millennium is a subsidiary of Wood Composite Technologies Inc., also in Nisku.
MINNESOTA DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES INC. The nonprofit sheet extruder and converter, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., named Peter McDermott chief executive officer and president, effective August 18.
MONTESINO ASSOCIATES LLC The consulting group for health-care packaging in Wilmington, Del., named Angela Roggenhofer a senior associate.
PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC. The manufacturer of web-handling and winding equipment in Woonsocket, R.I., named Greg Silva vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, Edward DiLorenzo manufacturing supervisor, Mark Vannoy purchasing manager, Joe Connelly product manager, Greg Curry sales engineering manager and David Dziadzio mechanical engineering manager.
POLYURETHANE FOAM ASSOCIATION The trade group in Knoxville, Tenn., inducted into its Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame: chemist Rick Triolo, retired from Foamex International Inc., and engineer J. Allen Bernel, head of Bernel Foam Products, which eventually was sold to Foamex. Bernel passed away in 1985.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC The manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named Richard Busse regional sales manager and Patrick Johnsen product sales manager.
SISE SA The maker of hot-runner control systems in Oyonnax, France, named M. Pierre Crozet North American sales manager.
SMITHERS RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD. The analytical, testing and research service provider in Shrewsbury, England, named Jim Dowey president of Smithers Scientific Services in Akron, Ohio. He was vice president and managing director of Smithers Rapra.
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO. The packaging film extruder and extrusion blow molder in Hartsville, S.C., named Robert Puechl division vice president and general manager for rigid plastics, and Steven Pierro general manager of molded plastics for subsidiary Crellin North America.
SOUTHERN VINYL MANUFACTURING LLC The PVC fence and rail fabricator in Raleigh, N.C., named Al Atwood president of MVP Sales in Cary, N.C. to represent Southern in Virginia, Tennessee and parts of North Carolina.
SPARTECH CORP. The thermoformer, compounder and producer of molded and profile products in Clayton, Mo., named Michael Roane senior vice president of human resources.
UNIVERSAL PACKAGE SYSTEMS INC. The bulk container manufacturer, based in Dale, Ind., named Jonathan Brandes general manager.
URETHANE PROCESSING CORP. OF AMERICA The liquid injection molding firm in Peabody, Mass., named Nirav Patel general manager. Upcoa is owned by G&F Industries Inc. of Sturbridge Mass.
WATERTEK TURKEY The bottle and cap producer in Tuzla, Turkey, named Burhan Engin managing director. Watertek is a joint venture between Capsnap Europe Austria in Kremsmunster, Austria, and Teknik Plastik Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, an Istanbul, Turkey-based cup producer. Sealed Air Corp. owns half of Teknik Plastik.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP. The maker of petrochemicals and polymers in Houston named Mike Mattina vice president for commercial polyethylene.
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC. The injection molder in Lionville, Pa., named Matthew Mullarkey chief operating officer, succeeding Steve Ellers, who will remain president and plans to retire in 2010.
WITTMANN CANADA INC. The auxiliary equipment maker in Richmond Hill, Ontario, named Paul Kinsman technical sales representative for Battenfeld injection molding machines in Canada.
CARLISLE COATINGS & WATERPROOFING INC., a waterproofing product maker in Wylie, Texas, named Michael Dustan Hesse a specialist for spray-applied membranes. TESA TAPE INC., a maker of pressure-sensitive tape in Charlotte, N.C., named Derek Rathel global account manager for electronics. ... WALL COLMONOY CORP., a Madison Heights, Mich., heat-transfer technology firm, named Robert Heminger vice president of finance and administration.