BUNTING MAGNETICS CO. The manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named Chad Mayes inside sales representative for materials handling.
CHASE PLASTIC SERVICES INC. The distributor of specialty and engineering thermoplastics in Clarkston, Mich., named Laura Goik customer service manager.
CHROMA CORP. The color concentrates maker in McHenry, Ill., named Michael Masterson senior technical sales representative.
EUROPEAN THERMOPLASTIC INDEPENDENT COMPOUNDERS The trade group in Brussels, Belgium, re-elected Chairman Leopold Katzmayer, who is managing director of Gabriel Chemie International Holding GmbH of Gumpoldskirchen, Austria. Massimiliano Ravazzani of Lati Industria Termoplastici SpA of Vedano Olona, Italy, was named vice chairman and Daniel Peruzzo of Ampacet Europe SA in Luxembourg was named treasurer. The group is part of the European Plastics Converters trade group in Brussels, Belgium.
FOAMEX INTERNATIONAL INC. The flexible polyurethane foam products maker in Media, Pa., named Harold Earley executive vice president and chief financial officer.
FREEFOAM PLASTICS LTD. The building products manufacturer in Cork, Ireland, named Aidan Harte managing director, succeeding Tony Walsh, who was named chairman.
G&F INDUSTRIES INC. The injection molder in Sturbridge, Mass., named John J. Argitis president.
GLOUCESTER ENGINEERING CO. INC. The Gloucester, Mass.-based manufacturer of film extrusion equipment named German Laverde sales director for Latin America.
GRAHAM PACKAGING CO. LP The blow molder in York, Pa., named Mark Burgess chief executive officer, succeeding Warren Knowlton, who remains executive chairman. Burgess will continue as chief financial officer until his replacement is found.
JM EAGLE The Los Angeles pipe maker named Rick Sheppler sales director for irrigation and plumbing and Tom Juhl assistant vice president of electrical sales.
KRAUSS MAFFEI AG Otto Urbanek resigned as chief technical officer of the machinery maker in Munich, Germany. He will remain chair of the technology committee.
MCG BIOCOMPOSITES LLC The bioresin sales and consulting firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Gary Bentrim a senior associate.
NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC. James Roberts resigned as executive group president of the firm's office products, cleaning, organization and decor segments. Mark Ketchum, president and chief executive officer, will serve in Roberts' role on an interim basis. The housewares and consumer products firm is based in Atlanta.
NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO. LTD. The blow molding machine maker in Komoro, Japan, named Kota Aoki president, succeeding Ichiro Mizuuchi, who was named manager of subsidiary ASB International Pvt. Ltd. in Maharashtra, India.
POLYONE CORP. The compounder headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, named Matthew Borowiec commercial director of engineered materials in North America, succeeding Frank Tomaselli, who was named general manager for engineered materials in Europe. Leaving that position is Phillipe Ximena, who will become general manager of engineered materials in Asia. Ximena succeeds Seah Soon Cher, who plans to retire in April. Also, Charles Page was named product manager for global thermoplastic elastomers technology.
REIFENHÃUSER GMBH & CO. KC MASCHINENFABRIK Bernd ReifenhÃ¤user was named chief executive officer of the holding company in Troisdorf, Germany, as well as CEO of equipment maker ReifenhÃ¤user Extrusion.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS The trade association in Brookfield, Conn., elected Russell Broome senior vice president of its 2009-10 executive committee. Broome is senior vice president of PolyOne Corp.