Busch, Pirnie CEO, Dies; Otto Names Katz

Jay Katz has been appointed national accounts manager for Otto Industries, Charlotte, N.C.

Robert DeRochie has been appointed vice president of investor relations for Startech Environmental Corp., Wilton, Conn.

Cyntech Technologies Inc., Conyers, Ga., has appointed Ike Yancy vice president of corporate administration to be based in Atlanta.

Donna White Coleman has been promoted to vice president of client services for Markinetics Inc., Marietta, Ohio.

National Seal Co., Aurora, Ill., has named Mary Myers its installer sales manager and Don DiGuilio its national accounts manager. Bob LaBoube has been appointed vice president of construction.

Robin Bidwell, executive chairman of Environmental Resources Management, London, has received the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Allison Transmission, Indianapolis, Ind., has appointed Greg Chaney program manager for business systems.

Richard Donnelly, consultant and former president of General Motors Europe, has been elected to the board of directors of the Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Brown and Caldwell environmental engineering firm has hired Robert Getter in the company's Irvine office.

John K. Mitchell has been named Central Valley regional manager of Environmental Products and Technologies Corp., Westlake Village, Calif.

William Dwight Glover has been named president of PhibroTech Inc., Fort Lee, N.J.

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, Somerset, Pa., has appointed W. John Stiteler sales representative for Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America.

The U.S. Plastic Lumber Association, Boca Raton, Fla., has announced that Kenneth Ch'uan-k'ai Leung has joined the board of directors.

Daniel Costello has been named department manager for the Minneapolis office of Omaha, Neb.-based HDR Engineering Inc.

Sherry Enzler has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Assistance, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minn.

Ravens Inc., Akron, Ohio, has hired William Heaton as a sales associate for new business development.

Leaman Logistics Inc., Exton, Pa., has appointed Dana Kass vice president and general manager of Leaman Environmental Logistics, its new division.

Robin M. Little has been hired by The Louis Berger Group Inc., Richmond, Va., as a senior environmental scientist.

Paul L. Busch, president and CEO of the environmental engineering firm Malcolm Pirnie Inc., White Plains, N.Y., died July 27.

After graduating from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, Busch joined Malcolm Pirnie in 1961. He became president of the firm in 1988 and CEO in 1990.

Busch was a registered Professional Engineer in 15 states, as well as a diplomat and past president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), Annapolis, Md. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C., and received the AAEE's Gordon Maskew Fair Award for his contributions to the world's environment.