People briefs -- CT, December 2009

Hirings, promotions and other composites industry employment news.

Fred Norman has been appointed to the newly created position of president/COO of AOC LLC (Collierville, Tenn.). Norman will report to Randy Weghorst, who continues as chairman and CEO. John Griggs, formerly the VP of international development, has become VP of finance and CFO, and will report to Norman. Norman joined the Alpha Corp., a cofounding company of AOC, in 1976 and was AOC’s executive VP and CFO of AOC before his current promotion. Griggs joined Alpha in 1983 and, in 1997, became AOC’s VP and treasurer … High Modulus (Auckland, New Zealand) reports that James Anderson will lead the company’s new U.S. sales initiative, having served as a senior engineer, team leader and finite element analysis (FEA) specialist at High Modulus’s New Zealand head office … Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. (BMCi, Chicago, Ill.) announced the addition of Scott Henricks as technical sales engineer.  Henricks has 28 years in the thermoset industry during which he orchestrated the first glass fiber-reinforced composite products used in torque converter applications … Plasticolors Inc. (Ashtabula, Ohio) has appointed Doug Loudin as a territory sales manager in the southern region of the U.S. Loudin has 21 years of experience in chemical sales with several chemical distribution companies in the Southeast.