APV ENGINEERED COATINGS The Akron, Ohio, maker of custom engineered products such as adhesives, industrial crayons, decals and release agents, named Thomas Venarge president.
BAC2 LTD. The developer of materials and components for clean technology applications in Southampton, England, named Larry Taylor market specialist for polymer catalysts.
BOREALIS AG The resin maker in Vienna named Thierry Chevrier vice president of molding, succeeding Wim Roels, who was named senior vice president of film and fiber. Gerd LÃ¶bbert will succeed Lorenzo Delorenzi as executive vice president for polyolefins, effective Oct. 1.
CONSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC. The blow molder in Philadelphia named Grant Beard CEO, president and a director. Ruth Mack, who was acting as interim CEO and president, will become an outside director.
DYMAX CORP. Greg Bachmann, president of the Torrington, Conn.-based adhesives maker, was appointed to the 2010 Manufacturing Council, which advises U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on matters relating to the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector.
EXOPACK LLC Tom Vale, chief operating officer for the film maker in Spartanburg, S.C., will serve as interim chief financial officer following the departure of Jon Heard on Sept. 30. The company will begin a search for a new CFO immediately.
FOODSERVICE PACKAGING INSTITUTE The trade association in Falls Church, Va., named Lynn Dyer president, effective at the end of this year when John Burke retires. Dyer currently is vice president of the group.
IK INDUSTRIEVEREINIGUNG KUNSTSTOFFVERPACKUNGEN EV The German Association for Plastics Packaging and Film, based in Bad Homburg, Germany, named Roland Roth president. Roth is CEO of RKW Group in Frankenthal, Germany.
IMBC BLOWMOLDING INC. The blow molder in Orangeville, Ontario, named Jim Heaps vice president of sales and marketing.
INTEGRITY PLASTICS INC. The clean room custom molder for the medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging markets in Denver, Pa., named Dave Hyson a sales engineer.
KAUTEX MASCHINENBAU GMBH The Bonn, Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker named Bill Farrant CEO of Kautex Machines Inc. in North Branch, N.J.
MYERS INDUSTRIES INC. The diversified manufacturer in Akron, Ohio, named Melanie Bingham senior vice president of human resources. Rob Tieman was named director of sales and marketing for one of Myers units, Buckhorn Inc., which makes re-usable containers and pallets for materials handling in Milford, Ohio.
PARA-CHEM INC. The manufacturer of acrylic-based polymers in Simpsonville, S.C., named Christopher Bond vice president of sales and marketing for its adhesives unit, Mike Manegold new-business development manager and Raul Alcala manager of its Mansfield, Texas, plant.
PEXCO LLC The diversified extruder in Atlanta named Bradley Lurie executive vice president of sales and marketing and Matthew Robida corporate development director.
PLAZA GROUP The petrochemical products marketing firm in Houston named Laura Sanchez general manager of its new office in Panama City.
RTP CO. The compounder in Winona, Minn., named Joao Fernando Campos Pinheiro regional sales manager for its new sales office and warehouse in Alphaville, Brazil.
SOLO CUP CO. Jeffrey Greene, president and CEO of Consolidated Container Co. LLC, was named to the board of the disposable food-service product manufacturer in Lake Forest, Ill.
SOLUTIA INC. The performance materials and specialty chemicals company based in St. Louis named Mike Donnelly president and general manager of its performance films division, and Greta Senn president and general manager of its technical specialties division.
STYRON LLC The styrenics and rubber business based in Midland, Mich., named Richard Diemer Jr. executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Sereda vice president and treasurer, and George Osborne vice president and controller. The company was recently sold by Dow Chemical Co. to Bain Capital LLC.
TIPTON DESIGN AND ENGINEERING INC. The provider of materials engineering services in Solon, Ohio, named Julia Millard project manager.
TMI LLC The flexible PVC products maker in Pittsburgh named Frank Mummolo CEO and president.
TRELLEBORG AB The engineering group providing specialized berthing and mooring products in Trelleborg, Sweden, named Eric Wallis senior vice president of innovation for Trelleborg Offshore.
UNITED PLASTICS GROUP INC. The custom injection molder headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., named Todd Dunn CEO and president, succeeding Larry Wilton.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. The heat-transfer technology company headquartered in Madison Heights, Mich., named Cory Lowe the machine shop manager in Cincinnati for its Aerobraze division.