BOREALIS AG — Peter Denifl, a scientist at the Vienna-based resin maker, was awarded the Giulio Natta Award for 2012 for his activity in catalyst development. The award is given for scientific achievements and named for the man who discovered polypropylene.
CMD CORP. — The flexible packaging equipment maker in Appleton, Wis., named Charles Garris vice president of product development, engineering and technical services.
CONAIR GROUP — The downstream extrusion equipment manufacturer in Cranberry Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh, named Steven Billmeier general manager.
EMERALD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS LLC — The additives manufacturer in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Jacques Geenen K-Flex technical sales manager for Europe for Emerald Kalama Chemical and Jeffrey Tyrrell reactive liquid polymers product manager for CVC Thermoset Specialties in Moorestown, N.J.
HANDL-IT MANUFACTURING INC. — The packaging and manufacturing business in Walton Hills, Ohio, named David Grau thermoforming manager.
HOOVER CONTAINER SOLUTIONS INC. — The intermediate bulk containers manufacturer in Houston named Dean Conway sales manager for Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He is based in Perth.
KEY TECHNOLOGY INC. — The maker of automation and inspection systems in Walla Walla, Wash., named John Ehren CEO and president, succeeding David Camp, who will continue in a consulting role.
KLW PLASTICS INC. — The plastic container manufacturer in Monroe, Ohio, named Janice Hodson chief financial officer.
MAGENTA LLC — The injection molder of closures and containers in Chicago named David Ziegenhorn vice president of engineering.
MILACRON LLC — The primary equipment maker in Cincinnati named Javier Torres Landa general manager of aftermarket services in the Americas. He is based in Querétaro, Mexico.
PLASTICERT INC. — The mold developer and injection molder in Lewiston, Minn., named Ben Ninas director of customer development and quality systems.
PLASTICS COLOR CORP. — The manufacturer of masterbatches and custom colorants in Calumet City, Ill., named Nick Hennessey a sales representative, based in Cincinnati.
POLYFAB CORP. — The injection molder in Sheboygan, Wis., named Fred Ruszkiewicz plant manager, Dominick Cianfarani quality engineer and Renee Sellin engineering coordinator.
POLYURETHANE FOAM ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Loudon, Tenn., named two new inductees to the Flexible Polyure- thane Foam Hall of Fame: Charles Moeller, chairman of Flexible Foam Products Inc. in Spencerville, Ohio, was recognized as a leading entrepreneur; and Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG of Freudenberg, Germany, was recognized for its development of the loop slitting machine and other technologies.
SHAW DEVELOPMENT LLC — The supplier of fluid-management systems for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles in Bonita Springs, Fla., named Jason Valentin engineering liaison, succeeding Collin Morrison, who is now legacy components product specialist in sales and marketing.
SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MATERIAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING — The trade association in Covina, Calif., awarded Leslie Jay Cohen the George Lubin Memorial Award for important contributions in the field of material and process engineering. Cohen is senior vice president of new business development and strategic technology with Hitco Carbon Composites Inc. of Gardena, Calif.
TEKNOR APEX CO. — The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Joseph DeBaene a sales representative for its specialty compounding division. In the company's thermoplastic elastomers division, Louis Freitas was named market manager, Paul Kin automotive account manager and Pat Pignataro manager for consumer and industrial markets.
VENTURE PLASTICS INC. — The custom injection molder headquartered in Newton Falls, Ohio, named Dolores Baillie accounting manager.
VIBRANT GRAPHICS — The digital printing and cutting company headquartered in Milwaukee named Alex Dott production control manager.