The Westlake Group of Companies (Houston TX) hired Warren W. Wilder as vp Olefins and Styrene. Jeff Taylor was promoted to the position of vp Polyethylene.
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington VA) appointed Tom Egan to its staff as dir. of marketing.
Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg IL) appointed Len Azzaro to the position of president Flexible Packaging.
Graeme Warner vp of sales and marketing at Nalbach Engineering Co. (Countryside IL) has retired. Gary Lange has rejoined the company as vp sales. Ed Atwell joins as vp marketing.
Bob Rickert will step down as president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates IL). Replacing Rickert is Wolfgang Dangel the company’s current CFO.
Thomas Mohr has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Vifan’s (Montreal Quebec Canada) North American companies.
Robert Brands was named managing dir. of Airspray N.V. (Alkmaar The Netherlands) the parent company of AirSpray Intl.