Sandvik Coromant (Fairlawn, N.J.) has announced the appointment of John Israelsson as president of the new business division, Market Area Americas. Jamie Price, currently the VP of sales, will succeed Israelsson as president of Sandvik Coromant USA. Israelsson will be tasked with growing sales and increasing product synergies in North and South America. Price will assume responsibility for the company’s operations, sales and marketing, strategic planning, development, expansion and profitability … Polymera Inc. (Hebron, Ohio) announced Feb. 14 that wood/natural fiber polymer composite material scientist Dr. Derek Tsai will lead development of advanced formulations for the company’s natural fiber-reinforced wood polymer composite (WPC) materials. Tsai, Polymera’s newly appointed VP of material development, is one of North America’s leading experts in forest products and WPC material science. He will be developing material blends targeted to a wide array of applications, including construction, automotive, furniture and windows.