People Briefs - October 2008



 AOC (Collierville, Tenn.) announced a new global management team, effective Oct. 1, 2008. Jack Roesle, former VP of global sales and marketing, is appointed to the new position of senior VP, international business. He leads the newly formed International Business Team of John Griggs, VP of international development, Stephen Olle, managing director, Europe and Asia, Peter Cheshire, managing director, composites material supply, a U.K.-based distributor, and George Sutch, manager of international operations. Reagan Stephens, formerly VP - manufacturing, is now VP - sales and marketing, North America. Brian Parker continues as western region sales manager and managing director for Latin America. Matt Watkins, former plant manager - gel coats and colorants, is now VP operations ... Quickstep Holdings Ltd. (North Coogee, Western Australia) appointed Philippe Odouard as its CEO, effective Oct. 13. In addition, Peter Williams has become CFO. Odouard has held a number of senior management roles within Thomson-CSF (now Thales Group). Williams comes to Quickstep after two years with biodiesel producer Mission NewEnergy Limited. Quickstep's current CEO, Nick Noble, has announced his retirement ... Three executive positions have been added to Knight & Carver Wind Group's (National City, Calif.) leadership team: Mark Simon, COO, Craig Robinson, senior composite engineer, and Manuel Quintero, human resources director … ... TPI Composites Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) announced on Sept. 11 that Jack Henry and Steve Beaver have joined its wind energy company. Henry will serve as chairman of the Audit Committee of the TPI board of directors while Beaver will serve as TPI's general counsel … Bayer MaterialScience LLC (Pittsburgh, Pa.) announced that Joe Ventura has been appointed business development manager for Bayer's Baytubes carbon nanotube business in North America. Ventura was senior project manager for Construction/Green Technologies at Bayer MaterialScience. Ventura, worked at Monsanto's Radiation Dynamics and GE Plastics, prior to joining Bayer MaterialScience in 1998.