Georgia-Pacific LLC’s president of its gypsum division Dave Fleiner, retired on Feb. 29, ending a 37-year career with the Atlanta, Ga.-based company. Brent Paugh, former vice president of sales for gypsum, has been named president, with leadership responsibility for the company’s gypsum and chemical businesses. He reports to Jim Hannan, CEO and president. Craig Jacks, currently gypsum Eastern U.S. sales manager, is being promoted to vice president of sales for gypsum, filling the vacancy created by Paugh’s promotion.

The Portland Cement Association has appointed Lawrence Novak SE, SECB, LEED AP, as manager, buildings and special structures. Novak brings to PCA more than 20 years of experience as a structural engineer on some of the world’s most prominent structures. He was formerly an associate partner with Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP, and was senior project engineer responsible for the structural design of the Burj Dubai Tower, the world’s tallest building.

Chris Little has been appointed Product Manager for AMICO Building Products, based in Birmingham, Ala. He reports to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael Scott. He was previously an outside sales representative for AMICO covering the states of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Dryvit Systems Inc. has named Steven Leach Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Leach has spent most of his career working in the sealant industry, most recently with S&S Panel Sales in Illinois, where he was responsible for the sales and service of their sealant business.

Ames Taping Tool Systems Inc., a leading provider of automatic taping and finishing tools, has named Michael Schaeper as the company’s new President & Chief Executive Officer. Schaeper brings to Ames more than 20 years of senior executive experience, and was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Shoenfeld’s USA Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Art.

Powers Fasteners Inc., a domestic manufacturer of concrete anchoring systems in Brewster, N.Y., has expanded its engineering staff with the appointments of Kent Carlson and Annemarie Fleming as Field Technical Service Managers for the Western and Eastern regions respectively, and Bob Sinclair as Field Engineer for the Northwest region. Carlson has more than 25 years engineering experience in the construction industry and was formerly Director of Engineering for Shearmax Corporation in Hesteria, Calif. Fleming was an Account Executive for Global Spec, an engineering marketing service firm in Troy, N.Y. Sinclair has more than 28 years engineering experience in the federal government and is a registered Professional Engineer, formerly with ITW Ramset/Redhead.

The Building Systems business of BASF Construction Chemicals in Shakopee, Minn., has promoted Fred Goodwin to the position of Scientist V. In this role, he will be responsible for initiating and managing programs of industry leadership value and providing expertise in support of strategic market development and corporate technology leadership. He is chairman of ASTM C09.68 Volume Change, ACI 364 Rehabilitation, ICRI Materials and Methods Committees and is a recipient of the 2006 Editors Award from the Journal of Coatings and Protective Linings.

CEMCO in Los Angeles, Calif., has named Don Pilz to the position of product manager for the Water Management line. He has 22 years of experience in the cold-formed steel industry and was a consultant to the company previously.