ALCAN PACKAGING Ilene Gordon, president and chief executive officer of the injection and blow molder in Chicago, was named Best Executive in the category of nonservices businesses employing more than 2,500, in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business competition.
ASSOCIATED PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES The thermoformer in Chadds Ford, Pa., named Richard Schwarz research and development director, and Jeffery Lucash national sales manager for food service and distribution, and Ron Skotleski marketing analyst.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Jorge Goldschmied sales director for its converting and extrusion products in Latin and South America. Also, Duane Smith, specialty winding product manager for Davis-Standard Converting Systems of Fulton, N.Y., was honored by the Norcross, Ga.-based Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industries. Smith received the 2008 TAPPI Place Division Technical Award and Rohm and Haas prize.
ELIOKEM SAS The specialty chemical company in Villejust, France, named Philippe Carabin chief executive officer, succeeding Jacques Collonge, who plans to retire at the beginning of 2009.
EUROTHERM The instrumentation maker in Leesburg, Va., named two plastics vertical account managers: Kim Shipway, technical and original equipment manufacturer sales, and Ruben Figueroa, Midwest-Western region.
FERRO CORP. The compounder in Cleveland named Mark Mazanec environmental health and safety director.
HUNTSMAN CORP. The plastics and chemicals company in The Woodlands, Texas, named Chairman Jon Huntsman to the newly created position of executive chairman. H. William Lichtenberger, a former executive with Praxair Inc. and Union Carbide Co., was named vice chairman and lead director. Board member Wayne Reaud will chair the company's new litigation committee. Officials said Huntsman formed the committee and expanded the roles of the three directors to focus on litigation pending against Apollo Management LP of New York, Apollo's Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. unit, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.
LINPAC PACKAGING The packaging producer in Knottingley, England, named Bart Stubbe vice president of purchasing.
MAROON INC. The specialty chemical distributor in Avon, Ohio, named Todd Katres resin product and account manager and Mike Gallagher inside sales manager.
M&P LAB The materials testing and characterization lab in Greenville, S.C., named Matthew Hallihan business development manager and Edward Vesely senior metallurgist.
NEBRASKA PLASTICS INC. The fence, deck and railing maker in Cozad, Neb., named Mike Atteberry assistant business development manager.
PLASTOMER TECHNOLOGIES The manufacturer of polytetrafluoroethylene in Houston named David Torrance vice president and general manager.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC The manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named Brent Baxter Eastern region sales manager.
TEKNOR APEX UK LTD. The custom PVC compounds maker in Oldbury, England, named Barry Galpin European business development manager for its thermoplastic elastomers division.
VECOPLAN LLC The shredding and recycling equipment maker in High Point, N.C., named Mike Campbell and Richard Smallwood sales managers for its mobile division.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named Justin Normile associate design engineer for its materials-handling group and Josh Martinson associate design engineer for its magnetic separation products. ... CANADEAN LTD., a market research and consulting firm for the beverage industry in Basingstoke, England, named Ivan Kolarov regional research manager for central and Eastern Europe.