A. SCHULMAN INC. The compounder in Akron, Ohio, named Liu Hao sales manager for China and Mannar Mannan Shanmugam sales manager for India.
ABC GROUP INC. The Toronto-based automotive supplier named Helga Schmidt chairman and Mark Poynton and Robert Kunihiro as co-managing directors.
BLAIGE & CO. The investment banking firm in Chicago named Ben Brashears executive adviser, focusing on packaging and chemicals markets.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO. The manufacturer of magnetic equipment in Newton, Kan., named Paul Scott a design engineer for its materials-handling product line.
CARLO GAVAZZI INC. The automation equipment maker in Buffalo Grove, Ill., named Charles Newhauser area sales manager for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.
COGNEX CORP. The supplier of vision sensors in Natick, Mass., named Robert Willett president and chief operating officer.
COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS CO. The maker of polyester gel coats and coating resins in Kansas City, Mo., named Jason Baranowski account manager.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Guillermo Novo vice president of Dow Polyurethanes and global business director for Dow Polyols.
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS EuPC's Vinyl Foundation named Michael Kundel president, succeeding Joachim Eckstein. Kundel is CEO of PVC converter Renolit AG of Worms, Germany.
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. The resin maker in Houston named Thierry de Barneville global polyolefins automotive sales manager and will be located in Paris.
HYTROL CONVEYOR CO. INC. The conveyor maker in Jonesboro, Ark., named Bill Hawthorne vice president of sales.
ICONOCULTURE INC. The research firm in Sewell, N.J., named David Luttenberger vice president/packaging strategist and Lisa Pierce senior editor/packaging.
INNOVATION 2 MANUFACTURING The calendering firm in Mountaintop, Pa., named John Pomeroy plant manager.
KRAUSSMAFFEI AG The machinery maker in Munich named Andreas Kessler general sales manager for Munich Extrusion at KraussMaffei Berstorff. Michael Hofhus was named product group manager for pipe extrusion and Peter Oswald product group manager for profile extrusion.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS The Washington-based association named Lori Anderson chairman of its Council of Manufacturing Associations for 2010. Anderson is CEO and president of the International Sign Association in Alexandria, Va., and a former executive at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington.
NEW BERLIN PLASTICS INC. The injection molder in New Berlin, Wis., named David Sansone business development manager.
NORDIC GROUP OF COS. The Baraboo, Wis.-based parent company of injection and blow molder Flambeau Inc. named Jason Sauey CEO and president, succeeding his father, W.R. Sauey, who has retired.
PROCESS CONTROL CORP. The auxiliary equipment supplier in Atlanta named Tim O'Haren national sales manager.
PROVIA DOOR INC. The manufacturer of doors and windows in Sugarcreek, Ohio, named Brian Miller president of Provia and Heartland Siding, succeeding Bill Mullet, who will remain CEO. ProVia bought Heartland out of bankruptcy and restarted production in January 2009.
TEGRANT CORP. The packaging firm in Arlington Heights, Ill., named Stefan Polywka vice president of operations of ThermoSafe Brands' domestic and international operations.
TEKNOR APEX UK LTD. The custom PVC compounds maker in Oldbury, England, named Neil Croucher a sales director for engineering thermoplastics, Barry Galpin a thermoplastic elastomers sales director, Carla Adlam an outside export sales manager and Neil Moore a TPE development technician.
TRIDAK LLC The designer and maker of fluid-dispensing equipment in Torrington, Conn., named Shawn Cole product manager.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. The heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named Randy Buoy corporate controller.
ZEIGER INDUSTRIES INC. The manufacturer of plasticizing components in Canton, Ohio, named Stan Glover sales director.
ZL ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC. The maker of stock engineered shapes in Buena Park, Calif., named Tom Connelly sales and application development specialist.
GREAT LAKES WIND NETWORK, a wind-energy supply-chain network and advisory group in Cleveland, named Patrick Fullenkamp technical services manager.
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