AQUAPAK POLYMERS LTD. — The material technologies firm in Birmingham, England, added an advisory board that includes Marijn Dekkers, former CEO of Bayer AG, and Charlie Crew, former CEO of Sabic Innovative Plastics.
ASAHI/AMERICA INC. — The corrosion-resistant thermoplastic fluid flow equipment provider in Lawrence, Mass., named Mark Gore industrial business development manager for the eastern and central US regions.
AXIOM GROUP — The injection molder in Aurora, Ontario, named Richard Ishii vice president of sales and business development and Paul Karim vice president of operations.
ELKEM ASA — The materials supplier in Oslo, Norway, named Larry Zhang senior vice president of operations for its silicones division and director of the Asia-Pacific region.
LEE CONTAINER CORP. — The rigid plastic container manufacturer in Homerville, Ga., named Joel Varnedoe president, Jay Smith chief operating officer and Jeff Brown Chief financial officer.
PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Washington-based trade association named Whitney Taveras equipment council director. Taveras had been the association's director of financial planning and analysis.
PLASTICS PIPE INSTITUTE INC. — The trade association in Irving, Texas, elected Joseph Poniatowski of Asahi/America Inc. chair for its building and construction division.
PROPONENTS OF CALIFORNIA PLASTIC POLLUTION BALLOT INITIATIVE — The Sacramento, Calif.-based team working to pass the November ballot measure to reduce plastic pollution in California, named Bryson Gillette campaign manager, Cecilia Cabello chief strategist, Aref Aziz senior strategist and Kevin Liao communications director.
PRUDENT AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INC. — The contract manufacturer in Lexington, Ky., named Kelsey Keller vice president of sales.
RJG INC. — The training and software supplier in Traverse City, Mich., named Rob Nugent CEO, succeeding Dale Westerman, who plans to retire.
SK CAPITAL PARTNERS LP — The private investment firm in New York, named Asim Bhatia business development director.
SPARTECH LLC — The manufacturer of packaging, rollstock materials, specialty products, and visual and structural sheet in Maryland Heights, Mo., named Jessica Sekely environmental health & safety director, Mario Columbia general manager, polycast acrylic sheet division and Larry Baer plant manager.