A. SCHULMAN INC. The compounder in Fairlawn, Ohio, named Todd Nichols sales manager for engineered plastics for North America.
ABA-PGT INC. The injection molder and mold maker in Manchester, Conn., named Terry Holmes vice president of sales and marketing.
ACCU-MOLD LLC The injection molder in Ankeny, Iowa, named Rick Brown optical applications development engineer.
B&P PROCESS EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS LLC The mixing and separation equipment producer in Saginaw, Mich., named Bubba Williams manager of its Decanter aftermarket business unit.
BERRY PLASTICS CORP. Ira Boots, chairman and CEO of the Evansville, Ind.-based packaging maker, was named the 2009 Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana. In addition, Berry was named the 2009 Norman P. Wagner Business of the Year.
DEKALB MOLDED PLASTICS CO. The injection molder in Butler, Ind., named Darryl Warren leader for new business development.
DORDAN MANUFACTURING CO. INC. The thermoformer in Woodstock, Ill., named Chandler Slavin sustainability coordinator.
DOW AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS The plastics and adhesives supplier in Detroit named Steve Henderson its new president, succeeding Peter Sykes, who was named president of Dow Greater China. Henderson will be based in Tokyo.
EQUATE PETROCHEMICAL CO. KSCC The manufacturer of polyethylene and ethylene glycol headquartered in Safat, Kuwait, named Mohammed Al-Benali vice president of the company's technical services.
HELIX MEDICAL LLC The supplier of biocompatible-silicone medical devices and components in Carpinteria, Calif., named Andy Becker vice president and general manager.
HK PLASTICS ENGINEERING INC. The injection molder in Oceanside, Calif., named Clint Hartley a toolmaker and project manager.
INFINITY COMPOUNDING CORP. The compounder based in Logan Township, N.J., named Daniel Vautour technical service manager.
JM EAGLE The pipe extruder in Los Angeles named Dave Slawson vice president of operations.
MRPC The Butler, Wis., medical injection molder named Shane Mesenberg upper Midwest manager.
PROPEX OPERATING CO. LLC The producer of industrial fabrics based in Chattanooga, Tenn., named Ralph Bruno executive vice president of its new performance technology business.
PUTNAM PLASTICS CORP. The medical tubing extruder in Dayville, Conn., named Paul Caracciolo quality assurance director.
REILOY METALL GMBH The machine maker in Troisdorf, Germany, named Thomas Porstner co-managing director. Reiloy is a unit of ReifenhÃ¤user Group.
SIMONA AMERICA INC. The maker of semi-finished products and piping in Hazleton, Pa., named Ron Denoo CEO.
SOLO CUP CO. The maker of disposable food-service products in Highland Park, Ill., named George Chappelle chief operating officer. Chappelle had been employed by Sara Lee Corp.
TRENDELKAMP TECHNOLOGIE GMBH The maker of polymer filtration equipment in Norwalde, Germany, named Reinhard Finger sales manager. Stefan Krenz will head support for American and Asian sectors. Mark Murphy will manage the firm's new sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Reed Thodeson will manage the Norcross, Ga., office.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., a maker of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named Rod Henricks new-product manager for metal detection. Milwaukee printer VIBRANT GRAPHICS has named Darrell Deschler lead digital press operator and Sarah Emlund marketing specialist.
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