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People watch, week of July 5

ALS MECHATRONIC LTD. — The automation engineering company in North Gloucestershire, England, named Jim Humphreys North American business development vice president.

AMERICAN COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Arlington, Va., named Cindy Squires CEO.

AVERY DENNISON CORP. — The maker of self-adhesive products in Glendale, Calif., named Burak Sahbaz vice president of sales, succeeding Noel Kasmi, who is now vice president of marketing, for its label and packaging materials division in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa region.

AVIENT CORP. — The compounder and distributor in Avon Lake, Ohio, named Vinod Purayath senior vice president and chief technology officer.

BARENTZ NORTH AMERICA — The distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemicals in Avon, Ohio, named Mercedes Leon Javier account manager for CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and plastics.

BECK AUTOMATION AG — The automation equipment developer for the packaging industry in Oberengstringen, Switzerland, named Raphael Schor chief technology officer.

BOREALIS A/S — The resin maker in Lyngby, Denmark, named Wolfram Krenn executive vice president of base chemicals and operations.

CYCLYX INTERNATIONAL LLC — The post-use plastic feedstock management company in Portsmouth, N.H., named Catherine Keenan to its executive advisory board. Keenan is founder and principal of a sustainability and corporate responsibility consulting firm.

DAVIS-STANDARD LLC — The extrusion systems manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named James Chura aftermarket sales engineer to support its converting customers.

ENCINA — The producer of renewable chemicals and fuels from waste plastics in The Woodlands, Texas, named Florian Jardin European business development director and product manager.

EXTRUDE TO FILL LLC (X2F) — The controlled viscosity injection molder in Loveland, Colo., named Ken Jacob technology director.

FEDERAL EQUIPMENT CO. — The supplier of used plastics processing equipment in Cleveland named Matt Hillseth a business development and equipment specialist and Vince Patriarca as an inventory specialist.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ASSOCIATION — The trade group in Annapolis, Md., promoted Danielle Diehlmann to communications vice president.

FLUENCE ANALYTICS — The industrial and laboratory analytics equipment maker in New Orleans named Craig Allshouse executive adviser.

FREUDENBERG MEDICAL — The silicone medical device manufacturer in Beverly, Mass., named Ana Quesada vice president and general manager, succeeding Sherry Gray, who is retiring.

GRAHAM ENGINEERING CORP. — The equipment manufacturer in York, Pa., named Vladimir Ilyutovich director of international sales for extruders and systems.

GREENBACK RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES LTD. — The London-based decentralized network of recycling plants named Anthony Meadows chief digital officer.

KEENE BUILDING PRODUCTS CO. — The plastics processor in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, named Richard Muller new business development director.

KLA INDUSTRIES INC. — The recruiting firm in Cincinnati named Chris Lincoln to lead its medical device practice.

KRAUSS-MAFFEI CORP. — The machinery maker in Florence, Ky., named Michael Kreitner western Michigan territorial sales manager.

MESIROW FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC. — The investment banking firm in Chicago named Natalie Brown president.

MICHELMAN INC. — The manufacturer of coatings for barrier, functional and decorative applications in Cincinnati named Rick Michelman CEO and president and Steve Shifman executive chairman.

NOVOLEX — The packaging and foodservice products maker in Hartsville, S.C., named Ron Horner chief procurement officer.

PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE CO. — The supplier of packaging, corrugating and paper converting equipment in Green Bay, Wis., named Steven Charapata aftermarket sales executive.

PEAK PERFORMANCE COMPOUNDING LLC — The medical compounder in Leominster, Mass., named Greg Bagnoli vice president of sales.

POLYONICS INC. — The maker of custom, high-performance film, tape and label materials in Westmoreland, N.H., named Elaine Wang China sales and business development manager.

PURECYCLE TECHNOLOGIES INC. — The solvent-based purification recycler in Orlando, Fla., named Adrianna Sekula chief of staff.

RWDC INDUSTRIES — The biotechnology company in Athens, Ga., named Thomas Aebischer CFO and a member of its board.

SIMTEC SILICONE PARTS LLC — The liquid silicone rubber injection molder in Miramar, Fla., named Roland Keller managing director.

SUMITOMO (SHI) DEMAG PLASTICS MACHINERY NORTH AMERICA INC. — The all-electric injection molding machinery maker in Suwanee, Ga., named Bob Brady business development manager of medical and health care, Dan Anderson regional sales manager, Tony Marchelletta national sales manager and Chad Mefford general manager of sales and operations for Georgia and Illinois.

THERMOPLASTIC INDUSTRIAL REPLACEMENT — The feedscrew manufacturer in Volant, Pa., named Ian Behm a sales engineer.

TIPA LTD. — The compostable packaging developer and producer in Hod Hasharon, Israel, named Michael Waas North America vice president, Gary Robinson public affairs directory and John Michels senior director of sales and market development.

TOMRA RECYCLING — The sensor-based sorting equipment supplier in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Ty Rhoad regional director Americas.

UNIVERSAL COMPRESSED AIR LLC — The compressed air systems provider in Bethlehem, Pa., named Rick Kowey senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Publication date: 06/07/2021

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