Technological watch

People Watch: Week of July 26

ADAC AUTOMOTIVE INC. — The injection molder in Grand Rapids, Mich., named Cristian Baretti executive vice president and CFO.

ADVANCED MATERIAL PROCESSING — The material handling equipment manufacturer in Chicago named Seth Vance president. AMP consolidates the operations of Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corp.

ANCHOR PACKAGING LLC — The thermoformer and film maker in St. Louis named Subbu Subramanian chief information officer.

CIRCA GROUP AS — The sustainable biochemicals company in Oslo, Norway, named Amanda Keogh general manager sustainability and marketing.

COPERION GMBH — The maker of compounding extruders in Stuttgart, Germany, named Ulrich Bartel president, succeeding Kimberly Ryan, who was appointed executive vice president of Hillenbrand Inc. Markus Parzer replaced Ulrich Bartel as president of the polymer division.

ENCINA — The producer of renewable chemicals and fuels from waste plastics in The Woodlands, Texas, named Carlos Cabrera to its board. Cabrera is executive chairman of Genomatica Inc. Aaron Domingo was named managing director, Asia.

FERROMATIK MILACRON GMBH — The injection molding machine maker in Malterdingen, Germany, named Peter Kochs head of sales and business development.

GRIFF PAPER AND FILM INC. — The manufacturing, supplier and servicer of specialty paper and films in Fallsington, Pa., named Jon Giza process development manager and Tim Roche product development manager.

INHANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC — The fluorination barrier and surface technologies provider in Houston named Andrew Leeser chief financial officer.

KAUTEX MASCHINENBAU GMBH — The extrusion blow molding machine maker in Bonn, Germany, named Christian Pum managing director sales, succeeding Andreas Lichtenauer, effective Aug. 1.

MAAG GROUP — Alaaddin Aydin, managing director of the auxiliary equipment maker in Oberglatt, Switzerland, was named to the European Senate of Business.

MAYZO INC. — The additives maker in Suwanee, Ga., named Eduardo Padilla president and Garry Schoolcraft vice president of global operations.

MERAXIS AG — The polymer distributor in Muri bei Bern, Switzerland, named Ulrich Litterscheid CFO.

PATRICK INDUSTRIES INC. — The building products distributor in Elkhart, Ind., named Jeffrey Rodino president.

POLYMER PACKAGING INC. — Larry Lanham, owner of the flexible packaging maker in Massillon, Ohio, was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 East Central Award Finalist by Ernst & Young.

ROSTI GROUP — The technical component injection molder in Malmö, Sweden, named Ron Maddocks regional technical director and Steve Dei Rossi regional sales director, both based in the United States.

STRONGWELL CORP. — The pultruder of fiber-reinforced composites in Bristol, Va., named Josh Maggert general manager for its Minnesota and Mexico operations.

TRICORBRAUN — The packaging supplier in St. Louis named Susan Bergethon senior vice president and general counsel.

ULTRAFAB INC. — The weather sealing products maker in Farmington, N.Y., named Alan DeMello CEO.

VIKING PLASTICS — The injection molder in Corry, Pa., named Shawn Gross vice president of culture and business development.

VYNOVA GROUP — The PVC and chlor-alkali manufacturer in Tessenderlo, Belgium, named Christophe André president, effective Sept. 1, succeeding Stefan Sommer, who plans to retire.

XALOY EUROPE — The screw and barrel maker in Neckarsulm, Germany, named MEP technische Handels GmbH its agent in Austria, led by Managing Director Stefan Putschögl.


CLEAN VISION CORP., a Los Angeles-based holding company that acquires and operates sustainable clean tech and green energy businesses, named John Owen chief operating officer. ... NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS, a trade group in Arlington, Va., named Tracey Pierce vice president for meetings and events, Lisa Vienna vice president for finance and operations, Doug Leigh senior director of legislative affairs, Caroline Brooks director of responsible distribution, Jenni Jenkins director of membership and Aileen Smith director communications.

Publication date: 27/07/2021

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