AMERICAN COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION — John Busel, director of the Arlington, Va., trade group's Composites Growth Initiative, was recognized at the CDCC conference in Quebec for his “outstanding contribution to the advancement” of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in structures.
BEMIS CO. INC. — The flexible packaging supplier in Neenah, Wis., named William Bolton non-executive chairman. Chairman Jeffrey Curler plans to retire from the board at the end of 2011.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO. — The manufacturer of magnetic equipment in Newton, Kan., named Pete Lipetzky general manager for the DuBois, Pa., facility of its Magnet Applications subsidiary.
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. LLC — The resin supplier in The Woodlands, Texas, named Mark Amelunke general manager of specialty chemicals.
COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC. — The automotive supplier in Novi, Mich., named Bill Pumphrey president for North American operations. He replaces Edward Hasler, who recently retired.
CVC THERMOSET SPECIALTIES INC. — The specialty materials producer headquartered in Moorestown, N.J., named Walt Bustynowicz vice president of global sales and Charles Zarnitz epoxy product manager. CVC is a unit of Emerald Performance Materials LLC of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
DME CO. — The tooling components manufacturer based in Madison Heights, Mich., named Chris Bustamante a field sales representative.
INTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES LLC — The manufacturer of coated paper, film and specialty substrates in South Hadley, Mass., named Ed Williamson new-business development manager.
JPS INDUSTRIES INC. — The maker of polyurethane film, sheet, tubing and cords in Greenville, S.C., named James Coletta president of the Stevens Urethane Division.
LEAR CORP. — The supplier of automotive seating and electrical power-management systems in Southfield, Mich., announced Bob Rossiter is stepping down Sept. 1 as CEO, president and director after 40 years with the company. He will be succeeded by Matt Simoncini.
MGP INGREDIENTS INC. — The maker of biopolymers and wood-composite resins in Atchison, Kan., named Mark Kocour manager of the company's Onaga, Kan., plant.
MYERS INDUSTRIES INC. — The diversified manufacturer in Akron, Ohio, named Ray Cunningham vice president of human resources, organization development and training.
NSF INTERNATIONAL — The testing and certification group in Ann Arbor, Mich., named Tom Bruursema general manager of sustainability.
PETAINER CZECH HOLDINGS SRO — The PET container maker and designer based in Aš, Czech Republic, named Mark Ellis financial director.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LLC — The manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named James Johnson senior vice president of applications/technology.
SMITH METAL PRODUCTS — The Lindstrom, Minn.-based metal and ceramic injection molder of parts for markets including medical, defense, electronics and firearms, named Mike Brown to head its new sales and engineering office in Los Angeles.
SUN CAPITAL PARTNERS INC. — The investment firm in Boca Raton, Fla., named Jack Knott a managing director on its operations team.
SYNBRA GROUP BV — The manufacturer of expanded polystyrene and specialty foams in Etten-Leur, Netherlands, named Richard Lee managing director of Jablite Ltd. of Kent, England, and Styropack (UK) Ltd. of Aberdeen, Scotland.
THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION — The trade association in Glen Ellyn, Ill., selected Rongpeng Wang as winner of its Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. He is a doctoral student in chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
TRANS WESTERN POLYMERS INC. — The bag producer in Livermore, Calif., named Matthew Kim president.
TRICORBRAUN — The packaging supplier in St. Louis named Jad Darsey director of sustainability and plastics.