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DSM named Peter Elverding chairman of the managing board. He will succeed Simon de Bree, who will retire. Elverding has been a member of the DSM managing board since 1995. He was born in the Netherlands and studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in labor law and organizational analysis. Since he joined DSM he has held management positions within the company, including DSM Resins and DSM Research. Elverding holds posts in social organizations, including his membership on the Supervisory Board of Maastricht University. Jan Dopper has been appointed to the managing board of DSM.
James F. Mason was promoted to technical manager for Elf Atochem's oil projects division.
Clariant Masterbatches appointed John Lindstrom technical director for its midwest region.
Enrique Bolafios was appointed president and chief executive officer of Flexsys.
Cooper Tire & Rubber promoted Philip Weaver to vice president and chief financial officer.
Dr. William G. Light has been appointed general manager for Osmonics' Vista, CA operations.
Stephanie W. Bergeron will join Goodyear as vice president and treasurer. The company also appointed Tom Grolemund as operations manager for its Niagara Falls plant, and John Carnahan as manager of its synthetic rubber plant in Houston. Goodyear also elected Hugh D. Pace as vice president of the company's Asia region, and Donald D. Harper as vice president of human resources, planning, development and change.
AlliedSignal named Gary Cap pellne president of specialty chemicals.
Columbian Chemicals Company named Nick Colletti seniorvice president for global manufacturing. Mark Spencer was named vice president for human resources.
Clariant Masterbatches Division named Walter Purtschert senior vice president for the Asia/Pacific region.
Michael Baker was named general manager of Alpha Associates' High Performance Division, and Wes Barnshaw was appointed operations manager.
Osmonics appointed Roger S. Miller senior vice president, corporate sales and marketing.
Arnt Kristian Barsten was named manager, marketing development, Europe and Middle East, for Magnatech International.
Tony Newell was promoted to global marketing manager for Clariant Masterbatches Division.
Millenium Inorganic Chemicals named Bruce A. Zwicker vice president, global coating business. The company also named Martin J. Etzel business director, global plastics business, and Randy A. Hempel business director, global paper and anatase business.
Tom Connelly joined Federal Mogul as director, sales, east central. Dave Carter also joined the company as director, sales, west central. Dan DiTommaso was named director, sales, east, and Ed Szubielski was named director, sales west.
Dr. Mustapha M. Nadoma was named director of the Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria.
Steven F. Teslik has been named RMA's vice president, market information services.
Dennis Swick has been elected 1999 chairman of the Automotive Chemical Manufacturers Council.
Cecil W. Schneider of Marietta, GA was named president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for 1999.