BBG GMBH & CO. KG — The molds and machinery maker in Mindelheim, Germany, named Heiko Kasper head of its mold making division, succeeding Alois Hoyer, who has retired. Michael Späth is now head of its mold manufacturing department.
CBW AUTOMATION INC. — The robot and automation manufacturer in Fort Collins, Colo., named Michael Smith western regional sales manager.
FUTURE LEADERS IN PLASTICS — A segment of Washington-based trade group Plastics Industry Association, tailored to professionals in the plastics industry under the age of 40, named Annina Donaldson of Maxi-Blast chair and Shannon Stickler of Printpack vice chair.
GELEST INC. — The manufacturer of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds and silicones in Morrisville, Pa., named David Harwood and Peter Schroeter-Denzin European sales managers in Germany. Harwood is based in Edenkoben, and Schroeter-Denzin is based south of Hamburg.
HALLSTAR CO. — The specialty chemicals manufacturer in Chicago named Damian Marshall and Varun Mathur vice presidents.
HEXAGON COMPOSITES ASA — The composite container producer in Aalesund, Norway, named Heiko Chudzick executive vice president of operations.
HOLLAND COLOURS AMERICA INC. — The solid and liquid colorants maker in Richmond, Ind., named Joe Bauer president and Joe Gleeson sales and marketing manager.
KAUTEX MASCHINENBAU GMBH — The Germany-based extrusion blow molding machinery maker in Bonn named Mucio Vieyra to run its new sales office, Kautex Machines México SA de CV in Mexico City.
KLA INDUSTRIES INC. — The recruiting firm in Cincinnati named Chris Lincoln to lead its medical device and injection molding practice.
ROYAL DSM NV — The materials supplier in Heerlen, Netherlands, named Wilfrid Gambade president of DSM Dyneema.
SMT GROUP — The manufacturer of electromechanical subassemblies and components in Naperville, Ill., named Deric Frisch to lead its new technical sales office in Greenville, S.C.
TOWNSEND SOLUTIONS INC. — The market research firm in Houston named Raed AlZubi and Waleed Khaled to head up its new operations in the Middle East. AlZubi is the current president of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Sunil Sharma will head up Townsend's operations in India.
VYCOM — The PVC and olefin manufacturer in Scranton, Pa., named Kevin Vincent national sales director.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. — The heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named Ed Mohrbach vice president of finance and operations. Mohrbach was previously president of PCS Co. of Fraser, Mich.
WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL — At a global forum to accelerate cooperation and alignment at the international level for the plastics industry in Dubai, the WPC elected James Seward of LyondellBasell as chairman, succeeding Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh of Saudi Basic Industries Corp.
Briefly ... OPTIMA PACKAGING GROUP GMBH, a packaging machinery maker in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, named Joachim Dittrich chief representative. ... SHAW DEVELOPMENT LLC, a supplier of fluid-management systems for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles in Bonita Springs, Fla., named Elaine Rockenstyre director of human resources. ... UNIFI INC., a polyester and nylon yarns maker in Greensboro, N.C., named Albert Carey, CEO of PepsiCo North America, to its board.