ADG SOLUTIONS — The recycling consulting firm in Tucker, Ga., named John Thompson technical and service manager.
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC. — The pipe maker in Hilliard, Ohio, named Darin Harvey supply chain executive vice president.
ALTANA AG — The specialty chemicals group in Wesel, Germany, named Thorsten Kröller president of its Actega division, succeeding Roland Peter, who plans to retire.
AUTOMATION PLASTICS CORP. — The injection molder and toolmaker in Aurora, Ohio, named Ken Wedel operations director.
BST ELTROMAT INTERNATIONAL GMBH — The manufacturers of quality assurance equipment for web processing in Bielefeld, Germany, named Jürgen Dillmann managing director of its technology division.
DIRECT RECRUITERS INC. — The recruitment firm in Solon, Ohio, named Shawna Rosner director of its legal solutions group.
GERMAN ASSOCIATION FOR PLASTICS PACKAGINGS AND FILMS — Roland Strassburger, chairman of Schütz GmbH & Co., has been elected president of the trade group in Bad Homburg, Germany.
GERRESHEIMER AG — Andreas Schütte is stepping down from the board of the injection molder in Düsseldorf, Germany.
HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP. — The chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, named Ryan Lang a technical specialist.
HTI PLASTICS INC. — The injection molder in Lincoln, Neb., named Tee Welton operations director.
HYDE INDUSTRIAL BLADE SOLUTIONS — The manufacturer of industrial knives and blades in Southbridge, Mass., named Michael Castner vice president of sales.
IFCO SYSTEMS US LLC — The international logistics service provider in Tampa, Fla., named Dan Martin president.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS DISTRIBUTION — Wayne Geno, the chief networking officer of Regal Plastics Supply Inc., has been elected president of the trade group in Overland Park, Kan. The group also announced its award winners: Randy Kirkpatrick of Artek Inc. received its 2018 Paul Davis Award of Merit for his many years of support; Peter DelGado of Curbell Plastics Inc. won the 2018 Pacesetter Award; Kim Reddick of Martino Marketing Group was awarded the President's Award for outstanding contributions to the organization.
KOENIG & BAUER INC. — The printing press equipment maker in Dallas named Chris Batchelder technical sales manager for its flexible packaging division.
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES — Bob Patel, CEO of the Houston-based polyolefins producer, was appointed president of the International Council of Chemical Association.
MACK MOLDING CO. — Jonathan Whitney is now director of business development for both the northern and southern divisions of the injection molder in Arlington, Vt.
MAROON GROUP LLC — The specialty chemical and resins distributor in Avon, Ohio, named Scott Simmons regulatory affairs director.
MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL — The provider of guiding, winding, slitting and tension control systems for web fed converting applications in Oklahoma City named Tim Quinn global supply chain vice president.
MILLIKEN & CO. — Sammy Davis, the safety and training facilitator, of the maker of specialty chemicals and plastic additives in Spartanburg, S.C, was named Manufacturing Employee of the Year in the Large Company/Support category by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
NEGRI BOSSI NORTH AMERICA — The injection molding machine manufacturer in New Castle, Del., named Douglas Hugo president.
NORDSON CORP. — The precision dispensing equipment manufacturer in Westlake, Ohio, named Liang Wang and Eric Wei as service engineers to support its Polymer Processing Systems products in Shanghai.
PACCOR GMBH — The rigid packaging producer in Zell, Germany, named Zdenek Rybczuk, chief operating officer of Paccor Group, to also act as interim CEO for the rigid packaging producer, formerly known as Coveris Rigid. He succeeds Dieter Bergner.
PALMER HOLLAND INC. — The specialty chemical and ingredient distributor in North Almstead, Ohio, named Drew Ursic Midwest region sales manager.
PARKSITE INC. — The building product distributor in Batavia, Ill., named Don Goforth manufacturing manager and and Mike Musiak production manager.
PIPELINE PLASTICS LLC — The high density polyethylene pipe manufacturer in Westlake, Texas, named Mike Leathers chief operating officer.
PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has elected new officers: Sylvia Moore of Shintech Inc. as president; Dan Corbin of Mueller Industries Inc. as vice president; and Rich Houle of Reliance Worldwide as treasurer.
RAUMEDIC AG — The medical and pharmaceutical component manufacturer in Helmbrechts, Germany, named Stefan Seuferling an executive board member overseeing the strategic and operative positioning of sales.
SECOS GROUP LTD. — The bioplastics firm in Melbourne, Australia, named Ian Stacey chief operations officer.
SHIN-ETSU SILICONES OF AMERICA INC. — The silicone materials supplier in Akron, Ohio, named Brian Woodhouse regional sales manager for its RTV group.
SOLMAX GSE — The geosynthethics manufacturer in Varennes, Quebec, named Peter McCourt global head of sales.
STEINERT US — The sorting and separating equipment maker in Walton, Ky., named Andreas Ernst CEO and president.
SUN CHEMICAL CORP. — The producer of printing inks and pigments in Parsippany, N.J., named Myron Petruch CEO and president, succeeding Rudi Lenz, who becomes vice chairman.
SYNERLINK — The packaging equipment supplier in Paris named Francois Truffier president.
TEXTRON INC. — The industrial conglomerate in Providence, R.I., named Scott Ernest CEO and president of its industrial segment and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. Ronald Draper succeeds Ernest as CEO and president Textron Aviation Inc.
TRINSEO SA — The global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber in Berwyn, Pa., named Natalia Scherbakoff technology and innovation director.
UNIFI INC. — The polyester and nylon yarns maker in Greensboro, N.C., named Helen Sahi global corporate sustainability vice president.
WITTMANN BATTENFELD DEUTSCHLAND GMBH — The injection molding and auxiliary equipment manufacturer in Nuremberg, Germany, named Klaus Ehlig CEO and managing director.