A roundup of new hires and promotions in the plastics industry.
AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Schaumburg, Ill., named Donnie Hunter, of Kawneer Co. Inc., chairman and executive vice president. Janice Yglesias was named executive director.
AMPACET CORP. — The compounder in Tarrytown, N.Y., named Doreen Becker sustainability director.
ASSOCIATION OF METALLIZERS, COATERS AND LAMINATORS — The trade group in Fort Mill, S.C., named Tim James membership outreach director.
ASTM INTERNATIONAL — The committee on plastics of the standards-development firm in West Conshohocken, Pa., gave its Award of Merit to John Stieha, staff engineer at Open Range Engineering Services PLLC. The award is ASTM's highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards.
AXEL PLASTICS RESEARCH LABORATORIES INC. — The maker of mold release agents and additives in Woodside, N.Y., named Jay Welka regional sales manager.
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION — The trade group in London elected Martin Althorpe, technical director of Epwin Fenestration Division, as president.
BROWN MACHINE GROUP — The thermoforming equipment maker in Beaverton, Mich., named Greg Wolf CEO and president, succeeding Bryan Redman, who has retired.
CHROMA COLOR CORP. — The color concentrates maker in McHenry, Ill., named Bishop Beall vice president of sales and business development and Andrew Smith technical director for its Leominster and Clinton color concentrate manufacturing locations.
CLEAR AUTOMATION LLC — The robotic systems integrator in Southington, Conn., named Paul Kuchay vice president of sales and marketing.
CONSOLIDATED CONTAINER CO. — The blow molder in Atlanta named Patrick Lynch chief financial officer.
CURBELL PLASTICS — The distributor of sheet, rod, tube, adhesives and sealants in Orchard Park, N.Y., named Bojan Tubic business manager for its distribution facility.
EDGEWATER CAPITAL PARTNERS — The private equity firm in Independence, Ohio, named Rakesh Kapoor operating partner.
FLAMBEAU INC. — The injection and blow molder in Baraboo, Wis., named Jeff Lucash vice president of sales.
GRUPO ROTOPLAS SAB DE CV — The rotational molder in Mexico City named Carlos Rojas Aboumrad CEO. He also remains chairman.
HALLSTAR CO. — The specialty chemicals manufacturer in Chicago named Carmen Masciantonio president of industrial solutions.
IAC — The automotive interior components supplier in Luxembourg named Yi "Jeff" Chen vice president of China operations and Sunil Koparkar vice president of India operations.
INDORAMA VENTURES PUBLIC CO. LTD. — The chemical producer in Bangkok named Deepak Parikh chief strategy officer and Roberto Bettini chief human resources officer.
INTEGRICO COMPOSITES — The manufacturer of composite railway products in Sarepta, La., named Brian Gaughan executive vice president of business development.
KAUTEX MASCHINENBAU GMBH — The extrusion blow molding machinery maker in Bonn, Germany, named Alain Cappelle packaging sales director.
KEENE FAMILY OF COS. — The plastics processor in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, named Matt Warren sales and marketing manager for Keene Village Plastics and Eric Horstman division manager for Keene Building Products.
KRATON CORP. — The specialty chemicals company in Houston named Atanas Atanasov senior vice president and chief financial officer.
LINDAL GROUP — The aerosol packaging company in Hamburg named Paul Wharton sales director for the United Kingdom, succeeding John Hopkins, who is leaving the company.
MARKEL CORP. — The extruder in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., named John Morrison general manager for Eclipse Solutions.
MAROON GROUP LLC — The specialty chemical and resins distributor in Avon, Ohio, named Anton Dolenc vice president of operations.
MASTIP TECHNOLOGY LTD. — The hot runner supplier in Slinger, Wis., named Jeff Ribley general manager.
MOTAN GMBH — The auxiliary equipment maker in Konstanz, Germany, named Michael Tregner chief operating officer and managing director, succeeding Ulrich Eberhardt, who will retire.
ODEN TECHNOLOGIES — Sam Cessna was named chief revenue officer of the New York-based supplier of industrial automation, predictive analytics, and process monitoring and data integration systems.
PELICAN PRODUCTS INC. — The maker of high-performance protective cases in Torrance, Calif., named Elizabeth Park senior director of financial planning and analysis.
PLASKOLITE LLC — Kevin Short was named president of the sheet manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio.
PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Washington-based trade association named Bradley Hoppe director of global packaging regulations.
PRIMEX PLASTICS CORP. — The custom sheet extruder in Richmond, Ind., named Stephen Garmon national distribution manager.
PROCESS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Falls Church, Va., named Rob Ward president. Ward is president of U.S. operations at Russell Finex Inc.Vice President Rod Henricks and Treasurer Birte Mathis were also elected.
PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LLC — The manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named Jessica Fischer applications and technology manager.
REP CORP. — The rubber injection press builder in Kodak, Tenn., named Jim Wirtz president.
SEPRO GROUP — The automation equipment distributor in La Roche-sur-Yon, France, named Ulises Romero sales area manager for Sepro Mexico.
SIMONA AMERICA GROUP INC. — The maker of semi-finished products and piping in Archbald, Pa., named Karen Brock Amoah vice president of strategic planning and business development.
SONGWON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. — The additives maker in Ulsan, South Korea, named Olivier Keiser chief sustainability officer and division leaders: Elena Scaltritti for industrial chemicals and Gerard Mulqueen for fuel & lubes BU.
TEKNI-PLEX INC. — Rochelle Krombolz, chief human resource officer of the packaging manufacturer in Wayne, Pa., has been named Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year.
TOOLING TECH GROUP — The tools and assembly equipment maker in Macomb, Mich., named Lee Childers CEO.
TRINSEO SA — The global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber in Berwyn, Pa., named David Stasse executive vice president and CFO, effective July 1; Ryan Leib vice president and treasurer; Bernard Skeet vice president, global controller and principal accounting officer; and Lori Wilcox chief audit executive.
TWIN DISC INC. — The power transmission technology firm in Racine, Wis., named James Feiertag president and chief operating officer. He was previously with Bemis Manufacturing Co.
VECOPLAN AG — The shredding and recycling equipment maker in Bad Marienberg, Germany, named Commerical Director Michael Lambert to its board.
VIEGA LLC — The manufacturer of pipe fitting installation technology in Broomfield, Colo., named Terry Samona vice president of human resources.
WESTERN INDUSTRIES PLASTIC PRODUCTS LLC — The large blow molded products manufacturer in Winfield, Kan., named Richard Haueter CEO and Gage Hotchkiss chief financial officer.