ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES INC. The composite building material manufacturer in Springdale, Ark., named J.R. Brian Hanna chief financial officer.
AKROCHEM CORP. The provider of color concentrates, raw materials and chemical dispersions in Akron, Ohio, named Hal Button plastics technical manager.
BLISS INDUSTRIES LLC Founder Bill Bliss has retired and President Greg Alles will assume his operational duties at the auxiliary equipment manufacturer in Ponca City, Okla.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO. The manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named Rick Bigham product manager for magnetic separation.
ENTHONE INC. The supplier of specialty chemicals based in West Haven, Conn., named Ben Poon senior vice president and managing director of Enthone Asia.
EXCEL POLYMERS LLC The provider of elastomer materials and additives in Solon, Ohio, named Marcus Pignataro president and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region.
FORDHAM PLASTICS EQUIPMENT CORP. The Cary, N.C.-based equipment distributor named Jon Kelm a salesman.
GARNER INDUSTRIES INC. The manufacturer of level-indicating devices in Lincoln, Neb., named Todd Peterson vice president of sales.
KING PLASTIC CORP. The sheet and shapes maker in North Port, Fla., named Mark Schiefer vice president of marketing.
KRAUSSMAFFEI AG The machinery manufacturer in Munich, Germany, named Jens Liebhold head of extrusion and JÃ¶rg Bothe sales manager.
RAYVEN INC. The laminating, coating and converting services provider in St. Paul, Minn., named Debbie Jalowitz inside sales manager.
TAURUS REALTY PARTNERS LLC Marat Safir has established the Northbrook, Ill.-based real estate advocacy firm for industrial end users, particularly plastics manufacturers.
THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION The trade association in Glen Ellyn, Ill., named new officers; President Vinay Mishra of ITW Devcon in Danvers, Mass.; Vice President Valerie Walker of Crosslink Technology Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario; and secretary/treasurer Jason Tuerack of Broadview Technologies Inc. in Newark, N.J.
TI AUTOMOTIVE LTD. The automotive supplier in Warren, Mich., named Tim Knutson chief financial officer. He most recently was with Meridian Automotive Systems Inc. as an executive vice president and CFO.
VECOPLAN LLC The shredding and recycling equipment maker in High Point, N.C., named Jason Duncan project engineer.