BLAIGE & CO. The investment banking firm in Chicago named Edwin Parkinson president.
BOREALIS AG The resin maker in Vienna named Hans-Christian Ambjerg vice president of film and fiber and Marc Hubert vice president of wire and cable.
DELSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INC. The manufacturer of thermoplastic nets, nonwovens, laminates and extruded components in Middletown, Del., named Hassan Bodaghi vice president of new business development.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. Joseph Loeffler, senior account executive for the Midland, Mich., resin maker, received his second Pinnacle Award for outstanding achievements in basic plastics sales.
ENGEL NORTH AMERICA The injection molding machine and automation equipment manufacturer in York, Pa., named sales representatives Larry Davis and Kevin Gipson for the Midwest and West regions, respectively. Gipson had previously worked in sales for Mitsubishi-MHI Injection Molding Machinery.
GEFRAN INC. The maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation in Winchester, Mass., named Eric Kirleis general manager.
KEY TRONIC CORP. The electronics product maker in Spokane Valley, Wash., named Craig Gates president and CEO, succeeding Jack Oehlke, who resigned.
NORPLEX-MICARTA The manufacturer of high-performance thermoset composites in Postville, Iowa, named Kevin Brainard its sales representative for the upper Midwest.
PORTOLA PACKAGING INC. The closure and container maker in Batavia, Ill., named William Murnane chairman, chief executive officer and president, and Glenn Fish vice president and chief financial officer.
ROCHELEAU TOOL & DIE CO. INC. The manufacturer of extrusion blow molding machinery in Fitchburg, Mass., named Harry Tarzian to the field-service and engineering staff in its blow molding division.
TESA TAPE INC. The manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape in Charlotte, N.C., named Chris Ferrelli sales representative for the Northeast.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. The heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named John Lapping director of international sales and marketing for its Alloy Products Group.
CARPET AMERICA RECOVERY EFFORT, a nonprofit group formed to divert and reuse post-consumer carpet based in Augusta, Maine, named Georgina Sikorski executive director. ... TELEDYNE TEKMAR CO., a manufacturer of analytical instrumentation based in Mason, Ohio, named J.J. Wilbur a sales representative for its northeastern territory. ... ZOLTEK COS. INC., a technology developer and carbon-fiber manufacturer in St. Louis, named Andrew Whipple chief financial officer.