FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Harold Franze is the new president of Omnova Solutions Inc.´s Building Products Division.
Franze is the former president and CEO of Mansfield Plumbing Products L.L.C. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Babson Bros. Co., was group president of AMF Industries Inc. and held posts with General Electric Co., Randolph Tool Co. and B.F. Goodrich Co.
He has been a consultant since 2001.
In addition, Jon Apgar has been named vice president of sales and marketing for the Building Products Division.