A.L.P. LIGHTING COMPONENTS INC. — The manufacturer of lighting components in Niles, Ill., named John Rauseo national sales manager for custom molding.
BASF SE — The chemical and resin supplier in Ludwigshafen, Germany, announced Dirk Simon is leaving as commercial director for BASF New Business GmbH and BASF 3D Pringing Solutions GmbH, effective March 31. Zhizhong Cai will immediately report to managing director Volker Hammes.
BATTENFELD-CINCINNATI AUSTRIA GMBH — The extruder maker in Wien, Austria, named Johannes Schwarz managing director.
BEKUM MASCHINENFABRIKEN GMBH — The blow molding machine maker in Berlin named Bill Duckham sales director, Werner Pawlowski global sales manager and Stephan Gruber sales engineer.
BUNTING MAGNETICS CO. — The manufacturer of magnetic equipment in Newton, Kan., named Kevin Miller general manager.
CARPET AMERICA RECOVERY EFFORT — The nonprofit group formed to divert and reuse post-consumer carpet in Dalton, Ga., named Jacy Bolden director of its California Carpet Stewardship Program.
COVESTRO LLC — The producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in Pittsburgh named Thomas Toepfe chief financial officer.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC — Rich Kanarski of the extrusion systems manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., was named to the board of the Society of Plastics Engineers.
ENTEK INTERNATIONAL LLC — Dean Elliott rejoins the extruder maker in Lebanon, Ore., as technical processing manager.
FLAMBEAU INC. — The injection and blow molder in Baraboo, Wis., named John Wingfield vice president of operations.
FOREMOST MACHINE BUILDERS INC. — The plastic processing equipment maker in Fairfield, N.J., named Walter Folkl sales manager.
GELEST INC. — The manufacturer of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds and silicones in Morrisville, Pa., named Ken Gayer CEO.
HARVEY BUILDING PRODUCTS — The window and door maker in Londonderry, N.H., named Abhi Singh managing director for its commercial projects division.
HUBER ENGINEERED MATERIALS — The engineered specialty ingredients developer in Atlanta named Dan Krawczyk president.
KRAUSS-MAFFEI CORP. — The machinery maker in Florence, Ky., named Jim Chow, Patrick Bolliger and Andreas Moll technical sales engineers.
MACLEAN-FOGG — The manufacturer of fastener components, engineered components and engineered plastics in Mundelein, Ill., named President Duncan MacLean as CEO, succeeding Barry MacLean, who will remain chairman.
MAHR INC. — The dimensional metrology equipment manufacturer in Providence, R.I., named Brett Green vice president sales for the Americas.
MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION FOR PLASTICS PROCESSORS — The trade group in Indianapolis named new members to its board: Glen Fish, president of Revere Plastics Systems LLC, Mike Benson, managing director of investing banking group Stout, and Stacy Shelly of AMCO Polymers LLC.
PLASTIC DRUM INSTITUTE — The trade association in Severna Park, Md., named Jerry Geyer the inaugural recipient of its Lifetime Membership Award. The award is given to a longtime member of the industry who exemplifies dedicated service and devotion to the mission of the Plastic Drum Institute. Geyer is product management and development director at Greif Inc.
ROMEO RIM INC. — The custom reaction injection molder in Romeo, Mich., promoted General Manager Tim Howell to CEO and president, succeeding Randy Johnson, who is now in a multicompany adviser role for private equity firm the Reserve Group.
SHAW DEVELOPMENT LLC — The supplier of fluid-management systems for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles in Bonita Springs, Fla., named Lane Morlock CEO, president and a board member, succeeding Kevin Hawkesworth, who has resigned.
STYRENE INFORMATION & RESEARCH CENTER — A Washington-based liaison between industry, federal and state governments, and international agencies on science and health-related issues involving styrene named Raymond Ehrlich executive director, succeeding John Snyder, who is retiring.
TEKNI-PLEX INC. — The packaging manufacturer in Wayne, Pa., named Michael Luo general manager in Suzhou, China.
TENERE INC. — The injection molder in Westminster, Colo., named Brian Steel CEO. Tenere specializes in fabricated sheet metal, injection molded products, machining and rapid prototyping with headquarters in Dresser, Wis.
TREOFAN GROUP — The biaxially oriented polypropylene film manufacturer in Raunheim, Germany, named Walter Bickel to the management board of Treofan's parent company, Management & Capitali SpA.
TRICORBRAUN — The packaging supplier in St. Louis named Mario Carofanello packaging consultant for Tricorbraun WinePak in Fairfiled, Calif.
TRINSEO SA — Christopher Pappas of the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber in Berwyn, Pa., was honored with the Leadership Award for Outstanding Corporate Reinvention by the Chemical Marketing and Economics group of the American Chemical Society's New York Section.
VIEGA LLC — Joe Pikus, director of business development of the manufacturer of pipe fitting installation technology in Broomfield, Colo., is now also responsible for growing business development in the government, health care and hotel segments.
WABASH MPI — The manufacturer of lab presses for composites in Wabash, Ind., named Reed Christiansen product and marketing development manager.
WORSWICK MOLD AND TOOL INC. — The injection molder in Marine City, Mich., named Mark Messens national sales manager. Messens was formerly project manager for material handling supplier Sur-Form LLC.