A. SCHULMAN INC. The compounder in Akron, Ohio, named Nancy Lauwers European human resources manager.
AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL The trade group based in Arlington, Va., named Don Thoren managing director of its new political mobilization department and Tré Riddle federal affairs director.
BIOSAFE INC. The developer of antimicrobial technology in Pittsburgh named Max Fedor CEO and president.
CINPRES GAS INJECTION LTD. The molding technology supplier in Middlewich, England, named Kevin Brady North American sales manager, based out of the firm's Whitmore Lake, Mich., office.
COLOR PIGMENTS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION INC. The Alexandria, Va., trade group named Luiz Vieira of EMD Chemicals Inc. chairman, and Dan Van Kampen of Flint Group Pigments vice chairman.
CUSTOM DOWNSTREAM SYSTEMS INC. The auxiliary equipment maker in Lachine, Quebec, named Todd Messick senior key account manager.
ERMAFA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH The auxiliary equipment maker in Chemnitz, Germany, named Andreas Reder director of engineering and manufacturing.
BERRY PLASTICS CORP. Ira Boots, chairman and CEO of the Evansville, Ind.-based plastics packaging maker, received the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest award in the private equity/venture capital category. Ernst & Young is a New York-based accounting firm.
HBD/THERMOID INC. The manufacturer of industrial rubber products in Bellefontaine, Ohio, named Michael Craven general manager of its Elgin, S.C., plant.
KRAUSSMAFFEI AG Erwin Burkle, head of predevelopment/new technologies and future technology identification for the machinery manufacturer in Munich, has retired.
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES AF SCA The polyolefins producer in Rotterdam, Netherlands, named Kent Potter chief financial officer, succeeding Alan Bigman.
METABOLIX INC. The bioresin maker in Cambridge, Mass., named Johan van Walsem vice president of commercial development.
NOVA CHEMICALS CORP. The Pittsburgh-based resin and chemicals maker named John Siegrist vice president of sales and marketing and John Hotz vice president of its polyethylene business.
NOVATEC INC. The auxiliary equipment supplier in Baltimore named Chuck Thiele conveying systems consultant.
OPTIGLASS PC LLC The polycarbonate product maker in Cincinnati named David Ruff operations manager.
OPTIMA COLOUR The custom colors and specialty additives masterbatch producer in Cambridge, Ontario, named Claude Faubert account executive for Quebec and eastern Canada.
PERMIAN PLASTICS INC. The O'Fallon, Mo., injection molder named John Caine territory sales manager.
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY The Pittsburg, Kan., school named Andrew Myers director of its Kansas Polymer Research Center and Business and Technology Institute.
PLASTICOMP LLC The compounding equipment and pellet supplier in Winona, Minn., named Kelly Ordonio application development manager.
PLASTIC TECHNOLOGIES INC. Thomas Brady, founder and chairman of the preform and package designer and material evaluator in Holland, Ohio, was named interim dean of the University of Toledo's Judith Herb College of Education and will hold the position until July 31, 2010. Craig Barrow will take over day-to-day responsibilities at PTI as president.
POLYMATHIC ANALYTICAL LABS The polymer and plastics testing services provider in Orangeburg, S.C., named William Kerr laboratory sales director.
POLYMER TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES LTD. The engineering resin supplier in Murfreesboro, Tenn., named Steve Chen Ning business development representative for South China. He will be based in Guangdong,.
PREMIER MATERIAL CONCEPTS The maker of custom acrylics for thermoforming in Findlay, Ohio, named Roger Jean vice president of custom sales and technology.
ROYAL GROUP INC. The pipe and profile extruder in Woodbridge, Ontario, named three new vice presidents/general managers: Simon Bates for Royal Building Products, Mark Fanelli for Royal Window and Door Profiles, and Paul Czachor for Royal Pipe Systems. Royal Group is owned by Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf Corp.
SHEFFIELD PLASTICS INC. The sheet maker in Sheffield, Mass., named David D'Anna its North Atlantic sales manager.
SIGMA STRETCH FILM The Lynd- hurst, N.J., film maker named Ric Lee strategic accounts manager.
STRUKTOL CO. OF AMERICA The additives producer in Stow, Ohio, named Paul Danilowicz sales and marketing director.
TRISTAR PLASTICS CORP. The maker of polymers and self-lubricating bearing materials in Shrewsbury, Mass., named David Olson New England sales engineer.
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