A. SCHULMAN INC. The compounder and distributor in Fairlawn, Ohio, named Gustavo Perez general manager and chief operating officer of the Americas.
ACS GROUP The auxiliary equipment maker in New Berlin, Wis., named Dave Sharp product manager for its aftermarket parts division.
AMERICHEM INC. The color compounds and concentrates maker in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Jim Milk global manufacturing director.
AVERY DENNISON CORP. The Pasadena, Calif.-based maker of self-adhesive products in Mentor, Ohio, named Darrell Hughes vice president and general manager for Fasson Roll North America.
BASF CORP. The chemical and resin supplier in Florham Park, N.J., assigned Larry Berkowski responsibility for its engineering plastics business in Wyandotte, Mich. He also will retain his position as senior vice president of North American styrenics.
BOREALIS AG Herbert Willerth, deputy CEO of the resin maker in Vienna, has assumed responsibility for its Middle East and Asia activities following the retirement of Henry Sperle.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Carol Eicher business group vice president for Dow Building & Construction, succeeding Torsten Kraef, who has been named vice president for Dow Polyurethanes.
EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS EV The trade association in Berlin named Kristy-Barbara Lange head of communications.
EUROTHERM INC. The instrumentation manufacturer in Ashburn, Va., named Zuwana Johnson marketing communications specialist.
FEDERPLAST.BE The trade association in Brussels named Stéphane Dalimier chairman, succeeding Henri Vliegen, who will remain on the board. Dalimier is business unit manager of foam plastics company NMC and managing director of NMC SchÃ¤fer.
HOOVER MATERIALS HANDLING GROUP INC. The intermediate bulk containers manufacturer in Houston named William Underwood Western sales manager.
HYTROL CONVEYOR CO. INC. The conveyor manufacturer in Jonesboro, Ark., named Mitch Johnson systems development director.
MCG BIOCOMPOSITES LLC The bioresin sales and consulting company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Dennis Hvam a sales representative.
NATURAL STATE RESEARCH INC. Moinuddin Sarker, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Stamford, Conn., converter of plastic waste to liquid fuel, received the 2010 Renewable Energy Innovator-of-the-Year award from the Atlanta-based Association of Energy Engineers.
PLASTIC COMPONENTS INC. The injection molder in Germantown, Wis., named Elizabeth Karls marketing specialist.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LLC The manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named German Laverde vice president of sales for Latin America. He had been with Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. of Gloucester, Mass.
ROLLPRINT PACKAGING PRODUCTS INC. The Addison, Ill.-based film converter in named Henk Blom technical services director.
S&E SPECIALTY POLYMERS LLC The compounder, headquartered in Lunenburg, Mass., named Duane Shooltz chief operating officer, Tony Pham controller, Bob Woodward senior chemist, Dave Minardi operations manager, Steve Anderson color development manager and Nick Semenza chemist.
SINGAPORE POLYMER CORP. The thermoplastic elastomer compounds maker in Singapore named Stanly L.K. Tan managing director. SPC is a unit of Pawtucket, R.I.-based Teknor Apex Co.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS AUTOMOTIVE DIVISION Allan Murray, a 30-year veteran of Ford Motor Co., received the lifetime achievement award from the SPE division based in Troy, Mich. Murray now is chief technology officer at Allied Composite Technologies LLC in Rochester Hills, Mich., after retiring from Ford in 2001.
SYNVENTIVE MOLDING SOLUTIONS INC. The hot-runner manufacturer headquartered in Peabody, Mass., named Blair Krauter commercial and industrial sales director, Rob Cilia automotive sales director, Mitch Gordon original equipment manu- facturer account manager, Al Duff project manager, Ron Cosby Southeast account manager and Laurentiu Bodica a field service technician.
THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION The trade association in Glen Ellyn, Ill., gave its first Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research award to Krishna Etika, a student at Texas A&M University's College of Engineering. The award is designed to encourage student researchers and recognize advances in the science and engineering of thermosetting polymers.
THINK NORTH AMERICA The electric-car manufacturer based in Dearborn, Mich., named Michael Lock chief marketing officer.