AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION The trade group in Rolling Meadows, Ill., named Andrew Baker Mold Builder of the Year. Baker is project manager for Byrne Tool & Die Inc. in Rockford, Mich.
B&B MOLDERS LLC The injection molder in Mishawaka, Ind., named Brad Rittenhouse a product development engineer, Bill Evans quality assurance manager, Jim Krezel operations manager, Mike Pletcher production manager, Scott Helm controller and Vicki Oliva purchasing manager.
BAMBERGER POLYMERS INC. The resin distributor in Jericho, N.Y., named Michael Pignataro vice president.
BETA LASERMIKE ASIA The supplier of non-contact measuring equipment in Shanghai named V. Kumar manager for its India operations. He is based in the company Gurgaon, India, office near New Dehli.
BOBST GROUP The supplier of equipment and services to packaging manufacturers, based in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy, named Michele Vitiello head of its gravure and coating laminating product line and managing director Bobst Group Italia SpA. Vitiello succeeds Erik Bothorel, who was named head of business unit web-fed and a member of the executive committee.
FIPA INC. The end–of-arm tooling manufacturer in Cary, N.C., named Tom Herndon general manager.
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ASSOCIATION John Baumann of Ampac Packaging LLC was named chairman of the trade group, headquartered in Linthicum, Md. Also, William Burke of Nordenia USA Inc. was named FPA executive vice chairman and Michael Impastato of Flint Group was named treasurer.
GENESIS POLY RECYCLING INC. The recycling company in Mankato, Minn., named Wess Damro vice president of market development and Roger Springman director of recycling programs and network development.
JSW PLASTICS MACHINERY INC. The injection molding machinery maker in Corona, Calif., named Takehiro Amaya president, succeeding Fumio Hira- yama, who will return to the firm's Tokyo headquarters to help establish a division in Brazil.
KUBOTA CORP. The manufacturer of gravimetric feeders in Osaka, Japan, named Rick Wall regional sales manager for weighing systems in the Singapore office.
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES AF SCA The polyolefins producer in Rotterdam, Netherlands, named Bhavesh Patel senior vice president for olefins and polyolefins in the Americas. He will be based in Houston.
MASTER PACKAGING INC. The packaging converter in Tampa, Fla., named David Fletcher senior vice president of sales and marketing.
MOLDED FIBER GLASS COS. The manufacturer of reinforced plastics and composites in Ashtabula, Ohio, named Steve McKenzie executive vice president of sales.
OPTICAL GAGING PRODUCTS INC. The optical measuring equipment supplier in Rochester, N.Y., named Tim Calby eastern regional sales manager.
REHAU INC. The pipe maker in Leesburg, Va., named Rainer Schulz global CEO and chairman.
SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS The trade association in Dearborn, Mich., named Joe LaRussa membership director and Debbie Holton industry strategy and product development director.
STR HOLDINGS INC. The provider of solar encapsulants in Enfield, Conn., named Charles Reid chief technology officer.
SYNVENTIVE MOLDING SOLUTIONS INC. The hot-runner maker in Peabody, Mass., named Robert Reeder a project manager, Bjorn van Duren technical services manager, William Lamb field service technician and Lori Ann Mullins service coordinator.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. The film extruder in North Kingstown, R.I., named Gianfranco Chicarella product manager for its Torayfan division.
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