A. SCHULMAN INC. — The compounder headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio, named Charles van Heerden director of human resources director for the Asia-Pacific region.
AAKASH CHEMICALS AND DYE STUFFS INC. — The specialty chemicals maker in Glendale Heights, Ill., named Duke Thompson North American vice president of sales.
AMERICAN COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Arlington, Va., named Steven Balogh to the board. Balogh is vice president of Mar-Bal Inc., a thermoset molder and compounder based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
ASAHI KASEI PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA INC. — The reinforced thermoplastics maker based in Fowlerville, Mich., named Ramesh Iyer vice president of commercial operations and Michael Balow vice president of technology and applications development.
BALDA AG — The Bad Oeynhausen, Germany-based injection molder of electronic and medical products named Dominik Müser CEO and James Lim chief operations officer. They replace Rainer Mohr, who stepped down Jan. 1 as CEO “as a result of differing views regarding strategy” with the firm's supervisory board, according to Balda.
D&W FINE PACK LLC — The manufacturer of plastic and aluminum food packaging in Fountain Inn, S.C., named Terry Coyne product development and sustainability vice president.
DUPONT CO. — The resin supplier in Wilmington, Del., named Christopher Murphy global automotive industry director.
EMERALD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC — The additives manufacturer in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Robert Culp Jr. vice president of procurement and Chris O'Neil information technology vice president.
ENTHONE INC. — The specialty chemicals supplier in West Haven, Conn., named Denise Fucci e-marketing communications manager.
FLAMBEAU INC. — The injection and blow molder and mold maker based in Baraboo, Wis., named Dale Behm vice president of Flambeau Medical Markets Group in Phoenix. Behm had been chief operating officer of mold maker and injection molder Mastercraft Cos., which Flambeau agreed to purchase in August.
GURIT HOLDING AG — The composite materials manufacturer in Zurich named Giorgio Vismara general manager of marine products, effective Jan. 17.
LOHMANN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. — The adhesive products manufacturer in Hebron, Ky., named Bill Payne director of sales and marketing, responsible for its graphic, renewable and technical tape businesses.
MAGENTA LLC — The Chicago injection molder of closures and containers named Will Hinshaw vice president of finance and administration and Sujit Sheth vice president of operations.
MPA POLYMERS INC. — The engineered plastics recycler based in Richmond, Calif., named Nigel Hunton CEO.
NORPLEX-MICARTA — The manufacturer of high-performance thermoset composites in Postville, Iowa, named Richard Chen project manager.
PLASTICOLORS INC. — The supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions in Ashtabula, Ohio, named Lisa Collette technical service applications representative and Sara Wischhusen colormatch technician.
VECOPLAN LLC — The shredding and recycling equipment maker in High Point, N.C., named William Davison service director and Lars Koller sales and project management engineer.