ASTM INTERNATIONAL INC. The standards-development firm in West Conshohocken, Pa., named R. James Galipeau chairman of its committee D20 on plastics. Galipeau is general manager of Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories in Pittsfield, Mass.
CANON VIRGINIA INC. The electronics contract manufacturer, injection molder and mold maker in Newport News, Va., named Yusaku Azuma CEO and President, succeeding Takayoshi Hanagata, who is now chairman.
EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC The flat-die maker in Chippewa Falls, Wis., named Robert Deitrick sales director for North, Central and South America.
GRUBER EXTRUSION GMBH The profile extrusion equipment maker in Pettenbach, Austria, created a new sales group for Eastern Europe and the Arab World with Martin Heidecker, Josef Schroff, Andrej Kotow and Elena Kiseleva.
LAIRD PLASTICS INC. The distributor of semi-finished shapes and parts in Boca Raton, Fla., named Amy Batky recycling division coordinator.
PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS ASSOCIATION Richard Schroeder, president of Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Inc., was named president of PPFA in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Other officers include Rich Houle of Uponor North America Inc., vice president; and Kurt Waldhauer of American Maplan Corp., treasurer.
PREMIER MATERIAL CONCEPTS The maker of custom acrylics for thermoforming in Findlay, Ohio, named Jay Grizzle upper Midwest sales representative, based in Chicago.
ROWMARK INC. The injection molder and extruder in Findlay, Ohio, named Cory Murray vice president of finance and Kurt Ohlrich vice president of administration and systems.
S+S INSPECTION INC. The materials sorting and separation company in Tucker, Ga., named Paul Hueter sales manager for its plastic division.
SIRANE LTD. The packaging maker in Telford, England, named Jeremy Haydn-Davies sales director for food packaging.
SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS The trade association headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., named Barbara Fossum president. Fossum, who has served on the society's executive committee and board of directors, is the group's first female leader.
TECHNE NORTH AMERICA The Fort Worth, Texas, affiliate of blow molding equipment maker Techne SpA named Kevin Burch a service engineer.
WOLFE CREEK MINING INC. The maker of compounded resins from reclaimed shredder residue in Fond du Lac, Wis., named Jeff Chartier president.
Bloomsburg, Pa.-based sheet maker KYDEX LLC named Jeff Farro sales application engineer and said quality manager Bryan Ciesielski has met the requirements of the American Society for Quality for certified quality auditors. Yu Dang, a quantitative manufacturing analyst with custom manufacturer QUICKPARTS INC. in Atlanta, has co-authored a university textbook titled Applied Integer Programming: Modeling and Solution.
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