People Briefs

Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. (BMCI, West Chicago, Ill.) has transferred Hakan Unsal, late of BMCI’s German division, BMC Europe (BMCE), to BMC TetraDURTurkey, its new production facility in Istanbul, Turkey, where he will be the general manager ... Lectra (Paris, France) has appointed Adriana Vono Papavero to the position of managing director of Lectra South America.

Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. (BMCI, West Chicago, Ill.) has transferred Hakan Unsal, late of BMCI’s German division, BMC Europe (BMCE), to BMC TetraDURTurkey, its new production facility in Istanbul, Turkey, where he will be the general manager ... Lectra (Paris, France) has appointed Adriana Vono Papavero to the position of managing director of Lectra South America. Based in São Paulo, Brazil. She will report directly to Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO. Papavero replaces Edouard Macquin, who was recently promoted to worldwide director of sales for Lectra … JRL Ventures Inc./Marine Concepts (Cape Coral, Fla.) announced the addition of Jeff Hudson as project manager. Hudson was most recently the engineering manager at Yamaha Motor Corp., dba Century Boat Company, and has a BS degree from Middle Tennessee State University … HK Research (Hickory, N.C.) announced the addition of Barry Ashton to the company’s technical sales team. Ashton brings to his new role 30-plus years of experience in the composites industry, with a strong emphasis on gel coats … Polymera Inc. (Hebron, Ohio) announced that Jeff Brandt, the company’s newly appointed VP of manufacturing and technology, has rolled out three new products for its portfolio of wood/natural fiber polymer composite materials and custom profiles. Brandt, said to be one of North America’s leading experts in the field of extrusion and wood plastic composites manufacture, has held various industry leadership positions, including VP of technical research and development at Crane Plastics.