AMERICAN COLORS INC. — The specialty chemicals supplier in Sandusky, Ohio, named Matthew Kosior president, suceeding James Oram Wible, who remains chairman.
CARPET AMERICA RECOVERY EFFORT — Mike Tinney, the market development consultant for the nonprofit group formed to divert and reuse post-consumer carpet in Dalton, Ga., was named CARE Person of the Year, and New Jersey-based CarpetCycle LLC has been named its 2017 Recycler of the Year.
DUTCHLAND PLASTICS CORP. — The rotational and blow molder in Oostburg, Wis., named Jamey Haley vice president of operations.
ELKHART PLASTICS INC. — The rotational molder in South Bend, Ind., named Cullen Jones vice president of sales and marketing.
ENGEL AUSTRIA GMBH — Georg Steinbichler, the senior vice president of R&D technologies at the maker of injection molding machines in Schwertberg, Austria, was awarded the gold badge of honor by the VÖK association of Austrian plastics processors.
ERIEZ MANUFACTURING CO. — The maker of magnetic auxiliary equipment in Erie, Pa., named John Blicha director of global marketing and communications.
EXTREME PLASTICS PLUS — The environmental containment services company in Fairmont, W.Va., named Jay Minmier CEO.
HASCO AMERICA INC. — The manufacturer of mold bases and other tooling parts in Fletcher, N.C., named William Stevick area account manager for the U.S. West Coast.
JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. — Helen Johnson-Leipold, CEO of the manufacturer of watercraft, marine electronics, diving and outdoor gear in Racine, Wis., was named 2018 Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin Business Leader of the Year.
KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH — The machinery maker in Munich named Josef Art head of the business unit foam at KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery, succeeding Wolfgang Frehsdorf, who is retiring.
LIGHTWEIGHT INNOVATIONS FOR TOMORROW — The industry-led, government-funded consortium in Detroit named Nigel Francis CEO and executive director, succeeding Chris Conrardy.
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES — Jeffrey Kaplan, the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the polyolefins producer in Houston, was named "Legend in Law" winner at the 2018 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.
MACK MOLDING CO. — The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named Jessica Fredette human resources director and Joe Prandini information technology director.
MAROON GROUP LLC — The specialty chemical and resins distributor in Avon, Ohio, named Sara Douglas CASE account manager.
MASTIP TECHNOLOGY LTD. — The hot runner supplier in Slinger, Wis., named Allen Virant a regional sales manager based in Cleveland.
MINNESOTA RUBBER AND PLASTICS — The custom molder in Minneapolis named Ken Pittman sales manager for North America.
PELICAN PRODUCTS INC. — The maker of high-performance protective cases in Torrance, Calif., named Chris Powell corporate controller.
REDWOOD PLASTICS AND RUBBER — The custom component maker in Langley, British Columbia, named Angela Rodenburgh vice president of sales and marketing.
SHAW DEVELOPMENT LLC — The supplier of fluid-management systems for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles in Bonita Springs, Fla., named Terry Dirr information technology director.
SMITHERS GROUP — The analytical, testing and research service provider in Akron, Ohio, named Duane Neidert head of consultancy.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS — The trade association in Bethel, Conn., elected Jeff Peterson president of Peterson Publications Inc. and chairman of its Decorating and Assembly division.
STRATASYS LTD. — Ilan Levin has stepped down as CEO and director of the manufacturer of 3D printers and materials in Minneapolis. Current chairman Elchanan Jaglom will serve as CEO until a successor is appointed.
T.O. PLASTICS INC. — The thermoformer in Clearwater, Minn., named Tom Priewe life sciences sales engineer.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. — The film extruder in North Kingstown, R.I., named Mark Turano sales director for its Lumirror polyester film division and Justin Larson to the position of sales manager of the Lumirror division.
UPONOR NORTH AMERICA INC — Kate Olinger, senior manager, single-family segment of the pipe extruder in Apple Valley, Minn., was named vice chair for the BCD division of the Plastics Pipe Institute.
LINCOLN FINE INGREDIENTS, a specialty chemicals distributor in Lincoln, R.I., named Christie Parker to its sales team. ... MOBILE INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS APS, an autonomous mobile robot developer in Odense, Denmark, named Nicholas Temple head of its new office San Diego, Calif. ... SUMITOMO (SHI) DEMAG PLASTICS MACHINERY GMBH, an all-electric injection molding machinery maker in Schwaig, Germany, named Dirk Scheibner managing director of JSC Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery in Moscow.