ADDMASTER (UK) LTD. — The additives and master batch supplier in Stafford, England, named Lesley Taylor regulatory and technical manager.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY — William F. Carroll Jr., vice president of industry issues at Dallas-based resin maker Occidental Chemical Corp., was named the winner of the 2011 Harry & Carol Mosher Award. The award is given by Santa Clara Valley (California) Section of Washington-based trade group ACS to recognize and encourage outstanding work in chemistry, advancing chemistry as a profession and service to ACS.
AMSLER EQUIPMENT INC. — The maker of all-electric, reheat stretch blow molding machinery in Richmond Hill, Ontario, named Tom Schneider and Bill O'Day of Chicago-based GMK Advisors Inc. to manage sales and marketing in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
BIOAMBER INC. — The chemicals manufacturer in Minneapolis named Andrew Ashworth chief financial officer, Thomas Dries senior vice president of operations strategy, Babette Pettersen, senior vice president of marketing and sales and Kenneth Wall senior vice president of manufacturing.
CHASE PLASTICS SERVICES INC. — The distributor of specialty and engineering thermoplastics in Clarkston, Mich., named Scott Dykema a sales associate.
CHINA PLASTICS PROCESSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The PRC-CPPIA trade group in Guangzhou, China, named Eric Wang vice president of the steering committee for its plastics recycling committee. Wang is director of China operations for MBA Polymers Inc. of Richmond, Calif., and managing director of its Chinese subsidiary, Guangzhou GISE-MBA New Plastic Technology Co. Ltd. (GMB).
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC — The machinery manufacturer based in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Michael Mitchell sheet engineering director.
ERC GROUP LLC — The Montville, N.J.-based standards and brand-certification group for plastic food-service products named Walter Guarino president. ERC stands for “ethnic and religiously compliant.”
EUROPEAN PLASTICS RECYCLERS — The trade association in Brussels named a new president, Anton Emans of CeDo Recycling BV in Geleen, Netherlands.
EVERBANK COMMERCIAL FINANCE INC. — The lender for plastics machinery purchases in Parsippany, N.J., named Ray Sullivan national sales manager.
GREINER PACKAGING — The packaging firm in Kremsmünster, Austria, named Tobias Strasser operative manager, with plans to gradually replace Andreas Frank in that position. Frank will remain CEO. Kenneth Boldog succeeds Strasser as head of its containers and packaging division and will continue as head of international marketing.
IMCD GROUP BV — The specialty chemicals and food-ingredients provider in Rotterdam, Netherlands, named Albert Stevens Asia vice president for its new regional headquarters in Singapore.
INFORMATION GATEKEEPERS INC. — The fiber-optics and telecommunications consulting firm in Boston announced Paul Polishuk, IGI's founder, is now heading up its new office in San Diego.
INJECTRONICS CORP. — The injection molding and thermoformed packaging firm in Clinton, Mass., named Jeremiah O'Connor Jr. sales and marketing director.
JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH — The automotive supplier in Burscheid, Germany, named Johannes Roters group vice president and general manager for its Automotive Experience business in China, effective Feb. 1.
K-TRON (SWITZERLAND) LLC — The materials-handling equipment supplier in Neiderlenz, Switzerland, named Stefan Kalt global business development manager for plastics compounding and extrusion.
POLYONE CORP. — The compounder and distributor in Avon Lake, Ohio, named Matthew Defosse its marketing communications manager for Europe.
POLYURETHANE FOAM ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Loudon, Tenn., named Lynn Knudtson president. Knudtson is president of Future Foam Inc. of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
RJG INC. — The Traverse City, Mich., training and software supplier named Kevin Zou manager of its new office in Chengdu, China.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. — The Washington-based trade association elected Jay Cude president. Cude is CEO and president of Coeur Inc. in Lebanon, Tenn.
STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP — The law firm in Washington named Mitchell Cheeseman managing director and Ralph Simmons a partner for its Environmental Practice Group. Both were the Food and Drug Administration.
— ELEVANCE RENEWABLE SCIENCES INC., a specialty chemicals maker in Woodridge, Ill., named former DuPont Co. executive Don Johnson a director. … MARTIN AUTOMATIC INC., a maker of winding and tension-control equipment in Rockford, Ill., named Bernd Schopferer European sales manager for Martin Automatic Europe GmbH in Bretzfeld-Dimbach, Germany, effective in January. … PARAMOUNT INDUSTRIES INC., a product-development firm in Langhorne, Pa., named Jim Kalfaian and Mark Dupuis salesmen for its Northeastern business.