AMERICAN COMPOUNDING SPECIALTIES LLC The toll compounder in Fowlerville, Mich., named James West director of business management and finance.
BOREALIS AG Ann-Christine Albertsson, a scientific advisory board member for the Vienna-based resin maker, received the Giulio Natta Award for her contributions to the interdisciplinary areas of polymers and biological sciences.
BUCKHORN INC. The Milford, Ohio, manufacturer of reusable containers and pallets for materials handling named Jim Rastetter sales director.
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC The Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker named C. Robert Kidder chairman. Kidder, former CEO of Borden Chemical Inc., succeeds Robert Nardelli, who is leaving the firm.
ENDURO The maker of industrial fiberglass-reinforced-plastic products in Houston named Wallace Woodlief executive vice president and general manager. Enduro is a unit of ESI Houston.
GRUBER EXTRUSION GMBH The profile extrusion equipment maker in Pettenbach, Austria, named two corporate CEOs, Peter Gattinger and Richard Fusslberger. It also named Siegfried Pramberger CEO of its extrusion system operation, and Nick Blasl finance chief. Dietmar Gruber, the firm's co-founder, stepped down as CEO.
HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP. Ernest Pouttu, CEO and president of the chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, received the 2009 Dr. Frank L. Simonetti Distinguished Business Alumni Award from the University of Akron's College of Business Administration Alumni Association for his business achievements and contributions to his community.
JM EAGLE The Los Angeles pipe maker named Jeffrey Lee West Coast sales director and Rob- ert Wang East Coast sales director, both for its waterworks unit.
KORTEC INC. The supplier of coinjection equipment in Ipswich, Mass., named Russell Bennett vice president of sales and marketing.
ORION PLASTICS INC. The sheet extruder in Edmonton, Alberta, named Mike Orr vice president of operations.
POLYMEDEX DISCOVERY GROUP The compounder and extruder in Putnam, Conn., named Brian Mayhew comptroller and chief financial officer, based at its Dayville, Conn., plant.
RESIN TECHNOLOGY INC. The consulting firm in Fort Worth, Texas, named Lowell Huovinen global business vice president for its recently expanded polypropylene division.
SLY PROCESS SYSTEMS LLC The new manufacturer of auxiliary materials-handling and processing equipment in Strongsville, Ohio, named W. Wilson product manager, Deborah Ellington inside sales manager and Patrick Jones designer. Sly Process is a unit of Sly Inc.
STEP2 CO. The rotational molder in Streetsboro, Ohio, named Jean Rupar vice president of marketing. Rupar is a former marketing and communications director for rival Little Tikes Co.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. The heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named Lydia Lee brazing products manager for its Alloy Products Group and Rick Rackley quality management systems director.
FLOW INTERNATIONAL CORP., a maker of industrial waterjet machines in Kent, Wash., named Allen Hsieh vice president and chief financial officer. He had served as interim CFO since December. GEMCRAFT SCREEN PRODUCTS INC., a manufacturer of screens and wire mesh products in Virgil, Ontario, named Jim Accursi general manager.