Canadian Plastics

PEOPLE… (February 01, 2008)

Canadian Plastics   

Resin supplier Ampacet Canada Company has appointed Mike Dubreuil to the position of sales manager. He will be responsible for leading all aspects of Canada's domestic sales organization.

Resin supplier Ampacet Canada Company has appointed Mike Dubreuil to the position of sales manager. He will be responsible for leading all aspects of Canada’s domestic sales organization.

Chicago-based Atlas Material Testing Technology has named Rick Weiler as the new president and CEO effective January 2008.

Process cooling system manufacturer Frigel, of Lake Zurich, Ill., has named Lou Zavala as national sales manager. In this position, Zavala will be responsible for the North American sales representative network. The company has also announced the addition of Plastic Automation Engineering, Toronto, to its sales team. Lead by principal Nick Doiu, it will be responsible for covering all of Canada with the exception of Alberta and British Columbia.

Mart Tiismann has been named the new president and CEO of France-based blow molding machine supplier Sidel. Tiismann, 51, joined Sidel in 2005 as executive vice president.


Patton Plastics Inc., headed by Tony Rodrigues, has been appointed as a Canadian representative for Wood-bridge, Va.-based auxiliary equipment manufacturer Universal Dynamics Inc. In addition to the appointment, the company also recently relocated to its new offices in Mississauga, Ont.

Patton continues to represent Scheer Bay Co., a Bay City, Mich. manufacturer of pelletizers. Steve Reko, founder, CEO and president of Windsor, Ont.-based tooling supplier Reko International Group Inc., passed away on Dec. 22 after a brief illness. He was 70. The company named Diane St. John as acting CEO and Greg Henwood to the position of company president.

Edmonton, Alta.-based composite building materials manufacturer Wood Composite has announced that Kurt Lennarson has resigned as vice president of sales. Dennis Collins, vice president of sales for Wood Composite subsidiary Millenium Decking Inc., will fill Lennarson’s role.

Rob Schaefer has resigned from his position as CFO and corporate secretary for Calgary, Alta.-based Resin Systems Inc. Schaefer, who joined the company as CFO in August 2005, will continue in the position until March 2008.

Sun Chemical, a manufacturer of printing inks and organic pigments, appointed Rudi Lenz as its president and CEO, effective January 1, 2008. He assumes leadership after serving as senior vice president, CFO and board member since 2002. Lenz succeeds Dr. David Hill, who announced his retirement in late 2007.

Brampton, Ont.- based plastics packaging manufacturer Buckhorn Canada Inc. has appointed Andy Appleby as district sales manager for Western and Northern Ontario.

Calgary, Alta.-based Nova Chemicals Corporation has named Chris Pappas, formerly senior vice president and COO, as the company’s president and COO effective January 1, 2008. Jeffrey

M. Lipton will continue as CEO.

Solvay Advanced Polymers has announced that George Corbin, vice president of technology, will serve as the new president and CEO of the company. He succeeds Roger Kearns, who will move on to another senior leadership role within the company.

Steve Lancaster has retired as CFO of Toronto-based specialty packager CCL Industries Inc. effective January 14, 2008. He will continue as executive vice president. Incoming CFO John Doolittle has succeeded Lancaster.

Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extruder supplier Davis-Standard, LLC has promoted Robert Planchon to project engineer. He will be responsible for the oversight and facilitation of pipe and profile projects.

Mesa, Ariz.-based polyurethane block manufacturer American Insulock Inc. has named JoelH. Borovay to the position of CEO, effective immediately. He replaces Enna Keller, who resigned last month.

Tom Groff has been named by Rochester,

N. Y.-based Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP) as North American sales manager, with responsibility for the entire sales process throughout Canada, the U. S., and Mexico. OGP supplies non-contact and multisensor dimensional measurement systems, optical comparators, and laser surface scanners for manufacturing quality control.


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