ADVANCED MATERIALS ADVISORY & CONSULTANCY — Michael Effing is founder and CEO of the new consulting firm in Aachen, Germany.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC — The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Thomas Bishop regional sales manager for its extrusion system unit's elastomer and pipe and profile groups.
DESIGN MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE — The trade group in Boston named Michael Westcott president, succeeding Karen Reuther.
DEWAL INDUSTRIES INC. — The pressure-sensitive tape manufacturer in Narragansett, R.I., named Neil Yingling a sales manager.
FIBERON LLC — The PVC and composite decking manufacturer in New London, N.C., named Jeff Petroski engineering manager, Jeff Brunsma project engineering manager and Dan Grebenc a regional sales manager.
MAR-BAL INC. — The compounder and injection molder in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, named Vince Profeta operations director.
MOLDED FIBER GLASS COS. — The maker of composite parts for the automotive, wind-energy and consumer-product markets in Ashtabula, Ohio, named Dennis Vorse senior vice president. Jane Roche of marketing will lead its new entity, MFG Laminating, to unite its low-volume fiberglass molding capabilities.
MOLD-MASTERS EUROPA GMBH — The hot-runner maker in Baden-Baden, Germany, named Semih Aytar agent for the recently acquired Turkish distribution agency.
NETSTAL-MASCHINEN AG — The plastic injection molding machine manufacturer in Näfels, Switzerland, named Klaus Jell head of the Brazilian subsidiary of KraussMaffei Group. Jell will coordinate and manage all activities for Netstal in Central and South America.
PAK-SHER — The maker of carryout and kitchen preparation packaging in Kilgore, Texas, named Paul Gage president.
SAS AUTOMATION LLC — The manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling in Xenia, Ohio, named Nicholas Rigola U.S. sales manager and Dahau Chen China sales manager.
TOSHIBA MACHINE CO. AMERICA — The injection molding machinery maker in Elk Grove Village, Ill., named Michael Werner senior technical sales manager for corporate accounts and Carl Krysiak technical sales manager.