ACCUTECH FILMS INC. The flexible packaging producer in Coldwater, Ohio, named Fred Wampnar CEO.
AMERICHEM INC. The color compounds and concentrates maker in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Ingrid Kaneps account manger for the North American engineering resins market.
ASTM INTERNATIONAL INC. The West Conshohocken, Pa., standards-development firm's Committee D20 on Plastics presented its 2009 Award of Excellence to member Francis Hewitt for outstanding personal performance. Hewitt is a retired senior chemist from Evonik Cyro LLC in Wallingford, Conn.
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE The nonprofit research and development firm in Columbus, Ohio, named Lee Ann Schwope business development manager for industrial and international markets.
BRUSH WELLMAN INC. The diversified manufacturer in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, named Thomas Hazen global market manager for plastics tooling.
BYK-GARDNER USA The manufacturer of color-measuring instruments in Columbia, Md., named Richard Scott director of key accounts for North America, Carol Traister Ohio Valley regional sales manager and Blake Burich eastern Great Lakes regional sales manager.
D&W FINE PACK LLC The manufacturer of plastic and aluminum food packaging in Fountain Inn, S.C., named Andrew Falcon executive vice president for business development and Harold Ellsworth vice president of marketing.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named William Weideman executive vice president and chief financial officer. Weideman has been serving as vice president and interim CFO since Nov. 3.
ELANTAS PDG INC. The supplier of specialty resins for electrical/electronics applications, headquartered in St. Louis, named Rene Castanos an area sales manager.
ENTHONE INC. The specialty chemicals supplier in West Haven, Conn., named Robert Smith eastern Canada regional manager.
FITZ CHEM CORP. The raw materials distributor in Itasca, Ill., named Jason Gitt technical industry manager and Matt Bestvina a customer service representative.
H&S ANLAGENTECHNIK GMBH The engineering firm headquartered in Sulingen, Germany, named Ralf Knief general sales manager.
KING PLASTIC CORP. The sheet and shapes maker in North Port, Fla., named Keith Watterson marketing manager.
MINIPAK SAS The film manufacturer in Bogota named Henry Denning chief marketing officer for North America.
PEXCO The diversified extruder in Atlanta has expanded the responsibilities of Jack Black, vice president of sales/ lighting products based in Columbia S.C., and Jim Widhalm, vice president of sales/aerospace based in Yakima, Wash. Together they succeed the late Tom Innamorato, who headed the custom profile and sheet group. Filtrona Extrusion was renamed Pexco in November.
SAS AUTOMATION LLC The manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling in Xenia, Ohio, named Jim Bradshaw sales executive.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS The association's Thermoforming Division in Ontario, Calif., named Ken Griep chairman, effective in May. Griep is vice president of Portage Casting and Mold Inc. in Portage, Wis.
SYMPHONY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES PLC The manufacturer of oxo-degradable additives in Borehamwood, England, named David Buxton a senior technical executive.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON The Akron, Ohio, university inducted Joseph Kennedy into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. Kennedy, a professor of polymer science and chemistry at the university, was recognized for pioneering developments in the creation of designed polymeric materials of biological significance.
UPM RAFLATAC The Tampere, Finland-based supplier of self-adhesive label materials named Marcus Vaenerberg senior vice president of its radio-frequency-identification business, effective April 1.
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