Nelson Augé will collaborate with the CHEMARK Consulting Group, Southern Pines, NC, to assist its clients with the development of comprehensive and coordinated manufacturing operations in coatings, adhesives, and sealants production disciplines. Augé holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University, and he also co-majored in business at the Krannert School of Management.
Win Cooke has been promoted to corporate vice president of Alco Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ. Cooke, an Alco employee since 1987, will remain general manager of the company's global operations.
William J. Geary has been elected president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, MI, for 2006. Geary currently serves as chief engineer, aircraft interiors, 737 program, at The Boeing Co. in Seattle. He joins three other officers and three directors to form the SME's Executive Committee.
MarChem Northeast Inc., Mountain Top, PA, has promoted Marc Layland to the position of general manager from operations manager. Layland joined the company in early 2003 as plant manager after serving as operations manager for a lighting products firm in Wilkes-Barre, PA.