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People in Plastics: Week of Jan. 31, 2022

ABSOLUTE HAITIAN CORP. — The injection press sales and service company in Worcester, Mass., named Sherman McGinnis vice president of sales.

ASTM INTERNATIONAL — Debra Wilson, the material science director at Berry Global Inc., will serve a three-year term on the board of the standards-development firm in West Conshohocken, Pa.

AZEK CO. INC. — The manufacturer of sustainable outdoor living products in Chicago named Daniel Boss research and development senior vice president, succeeding Bruce Stanhope, who plans to retire.

BOREALIS AG — The resin maker in Vienna named Dirk Langhammer vice president of strategy and group development.

BW PACKAGING SYSTEMS — The packaging equipment supplier in St. Louis named Michelle Bryson global sustainable packaging leader.

CENTURY MOLD CO. INC. — The injection molder in Rochester, N.Y., named Chad Terrill plant manager for its Monroe, Ohio, location.

CHELSEA BUILDING PRODUCTS INC. — The PVC and composite profiles maker in Oakmont, Pa., named Tom Parsons and Jody Buckner technical service representatives.

CHROMA COLOR CORP. — The color concentrates maker in McHenry, Ill., named Greg Gitto director of sales and marketing for PVC.

CIRCULUS HOLDINGS PBLLC — The post-consumer resin producer in Houston named Craig Foster CEO, succeeding David Hudson, who will continue as chief strategy officer.

CONTITECH AG — The industrial unit of Continental Corp. in Hanover, Germany, named Sébastien Bonset external communications officer.

DANIMER SCIENTIFIC — The developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials in Bainbridge, Ga., named Michael Hajost chief financial officer, succeeding Jad Dowdy, who will become senior vice president of financial planning and analysis.

EXEL COMPOSITES PLC — The composites producer in Vantaa, Finland, named Francesco Ierullo regional head of sales for the Americas.

FIBERTECH PLASTICS LLC — The rotational molder in Elberfeld, Ind., named Brent Rasche president, succeeding JP Engelbrecht.

GELEST INC. — The manufacturer of organosilicon compounds, metal-organic compounds and silicones in Morrisville, Pa., named Jonathan Goff president.

HAHN GROUP — The industrial automation and robot solutions firm in Rheinböllen, Germany, named Frank Konrad chief operating officer and chief technology officer, in addition to his role as CEO of Hahn Automation.

HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP. — The chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, named Chuck Bonawitz strategic marketing director and Ryan Lang technical manager. Account executive Mark Guzzaldo plans to retire in March.

INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS INC. — The protective and flexible packaging manufacturer in Greenville, S.C., named Chris Davis president.

IRONWOOD PLASTICS INC. — The custom injection molder in Milford, Ind., named Corey Trcka an account manager.

KENDALL PACKAGING CORP. — The flexible packaging maker in Mequon, Wis., named Daren Roberts plant manager for its Pittsburg, Kan., facility.

LOPAREX LLC — The release liners supplier in Cary, N.C., named Charmaine Riggins CEO, succeeding Simon Medley.

MACK MOLDING CO. — The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named Rich Hornby vice president of manufacturing operations.

MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION FOR PLASTICS PROCESSORS (MAPP) — The trade group in Indianapolis has appointed new board members: Jenn Bender-Barlund, president, Falcon Plastics Inc.; Tammy Barras, president, Westec Plastics Corp.; George Hauser, president, Vital Plastics Inc.; and Chris Parrillo, NE regional sales manager, Yushin America Inc.

MICRON SOLUTIONS INC. — The contract manufacturer in Fitchburg, Mass., named Martin Johnson sales and strategy executive vice president.

MULLER TECHNOLOGY COLORADO INC. — The supplier of robots and automation for injection molded thin-wall packaging in Fort Collins, Colo., named Thom Mandl chief operating officer.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS — Jim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow Inc., has been elected chairman of the Washington-based trade group.

NATUS MEDICAL INC. — The provider of medical device solutions in Pleasanton, Calif., named Thomas Sullivan CEO and president.

PALMER HOLLAND INC. — The specialty chemical and ingredient distributor in North Olmstead, Ohio, named Brian Lynch account manager for plastics, based in Rhode Island; Sam Di Gregori account executive for plastics and CASE verticals; and Taylor Swindall inside sales for plastics.

PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Washington-based trade association named Tad McGwire chairman. McGwire is CEO and owner of Industrial Heater Corp.

POLYKAR INDUSTRIES INC. — The sustainable packaging manufacturer in Montreal named Sandra Hudon vice president of sales and business development.

PREGIS CORP. — The protective packaging firm in Deerfield, Ill., named Jon McClure president of its blown film extrusion operation in Anderson, S.C.

Publication date: 31/01/2022

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