ALBEMARLE CORP. — The specialty chemical manufacturer in Baton Rouge, La., named John Steitz president and chief operating officer.
BAC2 LTD. — Graham Murray, technical director of the Romsey, England-based developer of materials and components for clean-technology applications, won the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoset TopCon 2012 Best Technical Presentation Award for revealing an economical new way to produce sheet molded and bulk molded compounds that are fire-retardant.
CERTAINTEED CORP. — The building products profile extruder in Valley Forge, Pa., named Rick Brinton general manager of its fence, rail and decking business.
CROWN PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL INC. — The manufacturer of bottles and closures in Merrillville, Ind., named Mike Matus vice president of sales and marketing.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC — The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Paul Tan a sales manager to help develop new business in China for its extrusion systems group.
DYMAX CORP. — The adhesives maker in Torrington, Conn., named Christopher Morrissey market segment manager for electronics.
DYNAMIC CONVEYOR CORP. — The modular-conveyor maker in Muskegon, Mich., named Tom Habetler a sales engineer.
EMERALD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC — The additives manufacturer in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named William Broadhurst general manager of the polymer additives and nitrile latex product lines for its Emerald Polymer Additives division, and Michael Head senior silicones chemist for its Emerald Specialties unit.
EXOPACK LLC — The film maker in Spartanburg, S.C., named Miles McHugh chief financial officer.
FREE-FLOW PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL INC. — Arthur Graham retired as chairman and CEO of the protective packaging products manufacturer in Redwood City, Calif. The firm named Richard Messina chairman and Chris Mottern lead director. Joe Nezwek will remain president. The company also does business as FP International.
FREEDONIA GROUP INC. — The market research firm in Cleveland named Ravi Dodeja business development manager for custom research.
INTELLIGRATED INC. — The materials-handling firm in Mason, Ohio, named Tom Sullivan national sales manager for its order-fulfillment product line.
MAUSER GROUP — The packaging group in Bruehl, Germany, named Elliot Pearlman non-executive chairman.
MOULDS PLUS INTERNATIONAL USA — The purging compound manufacturer in Santa Ana, Calif., named Mandie Lopez account manager for Ultra Purge in the Southwest, New York and Wisconsin.
NORDENIA INTERNATIONAL AG — The flexible packaging manufacturer in Greven, Germany, named Oleg Obertinyuk general director of its Zao Nordenia Slavnika subsidiary in Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Russia.
NORPLEX-MICARTA — The manufacturer of high-performance thermoset composites in Postville, Iowa, named Cindy Gordon quality assurance laboratory manager, succeeding Roger Tieskotter who has retired.
R&B PLASTICS MACHINERY LLC — The manufacturer of blow molding and extrusion equipment in Saline, Mich., named Frank Kennedy sales manager of blow molding products.
ROGAN CORP. — The injection molder in Northbrook, Ill., named Robert Flammini a sales representative.
S&E SPECIALTY POLYMERS LLC — The compounder in Lunenburg, Mass., named Duane Shooltz president and Yan Chen product development manger.
SYNCARDIA SYSTEMS INC. — The total artificial heart manufacturer in Tucson, Ariz., named Douglas Nutter chief operating officer.
TOPLINE PRODUCTS CO. INC. — The manufacturer of cosmetics packaging and products based in Wayne, N.J., named G. Scott Desson vice president of China operations.
TSM CONTROL SYSTEMS INC. — The gravimetric blending and controls supplier in Alpharetta, Ga., named Tim O'Haren senior vice president of North American sales.
UNICOR GMBH — The corrugator machine producer in Hassfurt, Germany, named Fabian Spitzner marketing director.
UNILOY NORTH AMERICA — The blow molding equipment maker in Tecumseh, Mich., named Ed Hunerberg vice president and product manager for Structural Foam Technologies. The company also named the following vice presidents: Mark Jenkins, aftermarket operations; Rich Smith, commercial operations; and Colin Taylor, international sales.
UNITHERM INSULATION SYSTEMS INC. — The manufacturer of insulation blankets in Lewisville, Texas, named Barbara Arnold-Feret a sales representative.
VIKING PLASTICS — The injection molder in Corry, Pa., named Gary Meyers automotive account manager.
VIKING PUMP INC. — The manufacturer of rotary positive displacement pumps in Cedar Falls, Iowa, named Kerry Baskins vice president of sales and Bill Canady general manager of parts and service.
VIP RUBBER CO. INC. — The extruder in La Habra, Calif., named Cindy LeClair vice president of sales and marketing.
WAUSAUKEE COMPOSITES INC. — The manufacturer of engineered composite plastic and fiberglass components in Wausaukee, Wis., named Edward Trueman CEO and president, succeeding David Lisle. The company recently was acquired by Sintex Industries Ltd. of Kalol, India.
— ARCHWAY SALES INC., a specialty chemical distributor in St. Louis, named Eric Barta regional sales manager for the Midwest. ... INTELICOAT TECHNOLOGIES LLC, a manufacturer of coated paper, film and specialty substrates in South Hadley, Mass., named Tom Shea Northeast regional sales manager. ... IRVING PLACE CAPITAL, a middle-market private equity firm in New York, named C. Thomas O'Grady and Michael McLain senior advisers for its industrial practice. ... VORTEX VALVES, a provider of dry bulk solids flow-control valves in Salina, Kan., named Shawn Opat regional sales manager for the upper Midwest and Northeast.