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O'Neil announces senior management changes

O'Neil Color & Compounding (Garfield, NJ), a manufacturer of color masterbatches and custom compounds for the plastics processing industry, has announced the retirement of company president, Mark Bruner. Bruner is a 38-year-veteran of the plastics industry and has been O'Neil's president since 2005. He will be replaced by Doug Borgsdorf, who now assumes duties as the Business Unit Director of O'Neil and Woodruff, both subsidiaries of Primex Plastics Corp. Borgsdorf was previously president of Plastics Color Corp. and vice president of business development for PMC Global Inc.

Doug Borgsdorf
Doug Borgsdorf

Upon his retirement Bruner stated, "It has been a great experience and honor leading O'Neil's growth over the last 10 years, and serving as part of the management team of Primex Plastics, our parent. We have a great team of people who have accomplished significant growth since I joined them in 2005."

Bruner started his career in plastics as a sales representative for Shell Chemical in 1976, handling polystyrene and polypropylene customers in the Midwest.

Mike Cramer, President of Primex Plastics, commented, "Mark will surely be missed. His leadership made a significant contribution to O'Neil's growth. We're confident that the addition of Doug to our management team will help take O'Neil to a whole new level of product development, sales increases and service to our customers.

Originally founded in New York in 1957, O'Neil Color & Compounding operates lines in Garfield, NJ, and Jasper, TN, producing color concentrates, additive masterbatches and specialty compounds. These include high-performance custom materials such as TPE/TPO/TPV elastomers, flame-retardant olefins and styrenics, anti-stats, EDS and fully conductive compounds, and structural and wear-resistant formulations for injection, extrusion, blowmolding and rotational molding applications.

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