Illinois exec named to O-I board


Dennis K. Williams, chairman of the board of IDEX Corp., Northbrook, Ill., has been appointed to the Owens-Illinois Inc. board of directors.

Thomas Dattilo, chairman and chief executive of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Findlay, has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, a business advocacy group.

Philip Bontrager has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Sauder Manufacturing Co., Archbold, from vice president of corporate strategy and development for the parent company, Sauder Woodworking.

Paul Bishop has been named president and chief operating officer of Ice Industries, a Toledo metal-stamping and machining company.

Spartan Chemical Co. Inc., Maumee, has promoted John Willis Swigart to vice president from distributor relations manager.

E.J. Croll, Croll Farms, Oak Harbor, has been elected first vice president of the National Hay Association.

TNS, a market information company with a main office in Northwood, is among 23 northwest Ohio employers to receive a Crystal Apple award from the Northwest Ohio Placement Association for its efforts to hire and retain people with disabilities.

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