AEC INC. The auxiliary equipment maker in Schaumburg, Ill., named Shubhendra Panse regional sales manager for its new subsidiary, AEC Auxiliaries India Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India.
CHINA BOTTLES INC. The maker of blow molding packaging equipment in Qingyuan, China, named J. John Cheng chief executive officer.
DICKTEN MASCH PLASTICS LLC The injection molder and tooling services provider in Nashotah, Wis., named Steven Dyer chief executive officer and president.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Pierre Brondeau to lead the Rohm and Haas Advanced Materials Division of Dow, effective following regulatory approval of Dow's acquisition of the firm. Other department leaders will include: Luis Fernandez, coatings; Torsten Kraef, building and construction; Philippe Raynaud de Fitte, paper and textiles; Patrice Barthelmes, specialty packaging and films, and European operations; Peter Davies, designed polymers and separation technologies; and Yi Hyon Paik, electronic materials. Mark Douglas will lead the Asia-Pacific region and will be based in Shanghai.
EDI GMBH & CO. KG The flat-die manufacturer in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, named Ina Schmidt general manager and Oliver Genau sales manager. The firm is the European subsidiary of Extrusion Dies Industries LLC of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
ENTEK MANUFACTURING INC. The extruder maker based in Lebanon, Ore., named Steve Wilson sales project coordinator and Lori Wilcox customer care specialist.
GOSSEN CORP. The vinyl building products producer in Milwaukee named Arden Fullen national sales manager for its WeatherReady decking and railing group.
GREINER TOOL.TEC GMBH The extrusion toolmaker in Nussbach, Austria, formerly Greiner Extrusionstechnik GmbH, named Leopold Weiermayer vice president technology, succeeding the late Reinhold KÃ¶ssl.
HUNTSMAN CORP. Jon Huntsman, founder and chairman of the plastics and chemicals company in The Woodlands, Texas, was given the American Cancer Society's Medal of Honor. The award is for those who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against cancer.
INEOS GROUP PLC The Lyndhurst, England, polymer producer has combined two operations to form Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe and named Tom Crotty chief executive officer of the new unit, with Bill Reid as business director; Rob Ingram, procurement director; Hans Niederberger, olefins operations director; Jeff Seed, polymers operations director; and Philip de Klerk, chief financial officer. Reid also was named chairman of Ineos Phenol and will retain his position as chairman of Ineos ABS.
MHT USA LLC The mold and hot-runner producer in Peachtree City, Ga., named Witold Neter chief executive officer, succeeding Manfred Lausenhammer, who has left the company.
NEBRASKA PLASTICS INC. The fence, deck and railing maker in Cozad, Neb., named Bob McGrath business development manager.
PLASTIC TECHNOLOGIES INC. The preform and package designer, developer and material evaluator in Holland, Ohio, named Craig Barrow president, effective Jan. 1.
PLASTICOMP LLC The compounding equipment and pellet supplier based in Winona, Minn., named Jim Clark operations specialist.
TECH BLEND S.E.C. The producer of black concentrate in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, named Linda Tremblay marketing and sales manager.
TEKNOR APEX CO. The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Nick Sandland senior market manager of industrial products for its thermoplastic elastomers division.
TEKNOR APEX UK LTD. The custom PVC compounds maker in Oldbury, England, named Neil Croucher sales manager for its engineering thermoplastics division in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
TESA TAPE INC. The manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., named Steve Heim key account manager for the appliance industry. Matteo Martinelli was named general manager of its Mexico affiliate, Technical Tape Mexico SA de CV, succeeding Juan Carlos Sarassa, who has moved to Tesa's operation in Colombia.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named Vanessa Pereira human resources manager. CR MAGNETICS INC., a measuring equipment manufacturer in St. Louis, named Anthony Hodges sales and marketing director. JET EDGE INC., a water-jet technology company in Saint Michael, Minn., named David Anderson international sales manager. NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING INC., a supplier of sensors and measurement equipment in Irwindale, Calif., named Danut Dragoi senior scientist.