Launched by pultrusion pioneer Joseph E. Sumerak, a new consulting firm, Sumerak Pultrusion Resource International (Oakwood Village, Ohio), is offering design and process services to the international pultrusion marketplace. Most recently the VP of technology for Creative Pultrusions (Alum Bank, Pa.) and president of its Pultrusion Dynamics Div., Sumerak is now providing consultation in a broad spectrum of technology and manufacturing topics, including FEA tooling thermal optimization and process control software and hardware, specific to the pultrusion industry . . . Gurit (Wattwil, Switzerland) has appointed Rudolf Gerber as general manager of the company’s wind energy business. Gerber has a degree in engineering and extensive experience in business, including composites-related work with Alcan Airex AG (Sins, Switzerland) . . . The Zoltek Companies’ (St. Louis, Mo.) board of directors has appointed Andrew Whipple as VP and chief accounting officer. He will assume responsibility for accounting, financial reporting and internal controls at the company. Whipple previously served as senior manager at Deloitte & Touche in St. Louis, Mo.