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PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), a supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies for the plastics industry, announced several changes to its senior management team.President Doug Borgsdorf has been promoted to CEO at PCC and vice president of business development for PCC's parent company, PMC Global. Joe Byrne, who was executive vice president, will replace Borgsdorf as president. National Sales Manager Dave Minor is being promoted to director of North American sales.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 28, 2014

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Names in the news: Plastics Color Corp., CPT, Dynamic Conveyor and more

PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), a supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies for the plastics industry, announced several changes to its senior management team.

President Doug Borgsdorf has been promoted to CEO at PCC and vice president of business development for PCC's parent company, PMC Global. Joe Byrne, who was executive vice president, will replace Borgsdorf as president. National Sales Manager Dave Minor is being promoted to director of North American sales.

In his new role, Borgsdorf will serve as a key conduit between PCC and PMC while developing ways to grow PMC's portfolio. "I am confident in Joe's ability to lead PCC as I take on additional responsibilities within PMC," said Borgsdorf.

Byrne, who joined PCC in 1996, said, "I am excited about this new opportunity during a time when PCC is expanding our position in the industry." 

Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT), a supplier of machinery, parts, services and technology for the plastics molding industry, has appointed Gray Weller as its new regional account manager. Weller, who holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, will represent CPT's line of products and services to manufacturers in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western New York and West Virginia.

CPT is expanding its geography, according to Sales Engineer Dane Bales. "We have added to our lines of products and services recently," said Bales, "and are now moving into wider market areas. Gray brings a wealth of experience within the plastics molding industry that will help CPT as we continue to grow our business."

Last year, CPT hired Scott Drake to run its sales programs in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The addition of Weller brings the total sales staff to five including Bales and two inside sales reps, Mike Neff and Baxter Layman.

Before joining CPT Weller served for 20 years as a sales representative for DME Company where he sold hot runner systems, controls and technical services. Weller sees significant opportunities at CPT and says he is impressed with the company's growth potential, its engineering expertise and its success to date. "My experience growing revenues and introducing new products and services to customers is a good match with CPT's aggressive marketing strategies. I look forward to many years of success."

Dynamic Conveyor Corp. announced that Tim DeVriendt has been hired as a Sales Territory Manager to assist the manufacturer of modular conveyors. DeVriendt brings many years of experience in sales and customer service to the manufacturing industry.  DeVriendt will focus on assisting customers in conveyor design and layout for both the DynaCon and DynaClean conveyor lines. 

"Tim brings a strong sense of what good customer service is and how to effectively work with customers," said Jill Batka, president of Dynamic Conveyor. "By assisting our outside sales representatives throughout North America, Tim will support our growing customer base for both the DynaCon conveyor line and the new DynaClean food processing conveyor line." 

DeVriendt will develop and maintain relationships with manufacturing companies who find value in the DynaCon plastic modular conveyors. DynaCon conveyors, unlike traditional conveyor systems that require custom fabrication and cannot be modified without great expense, are like Lego building blocks that allow for easy reconfiguration. 

Thermoplastics elastomer (TPE) compounder Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers has hired Jennifer Tomes as the firm's first director of marketing.

Star Thermoplastics, founded in 1993, formulates and sells soft, specialty plastics, referred to as TPEs (or thermoplastic elastomers) in an industry reported to have worldwide sales in excess of $20 billion. Star Thermoplastics is one of the five leading producers in the U.S. of specialty plastic TPE compounds used in the manufacture/molding of thousands of consumer, medical, industrial and automotive products. The TPE industry, by way of comparison, has continued to grow at a consistent rate of between 5% and 8% per year, with industry experts forecasting this rate of growth is expected to continue over the next decade at the same, or maybe even greater, rate owing to demands for this popular, unique and end product enhancing material.

Commenting on Ms. Tomes joining Star Thermoplastics, founder and president Thomas A. Dieschbourg notes, "Our rapid growth necessitated us finding a highly qualified professional who was not only experienced in the business-to-business sector, but could bring to Star Thermoplastics the high level of enthusiasm and "can do" attitudes demonstrated by the growth she helped bring to previous fast-paced companies. She sought and achieved solid brand recognition and sales growth by bolstering efforts in markets already served and directing these companies into new market areas, nationally and internationally."

Argosy International Inc., a supplier of advanced composites and related materials to the Asia Pacific aerospace industry, created and filled two new management positions. The company's average annual growth rate over the past 5 years was 30%. 

Michelle Chen, formerly the director of human resources in Asia for Owens-Illinois, was appointed global human resources director and has joined Argosy's executive leadership team. Chen will be based in Shanghai and will report to Richard Rocco, resident and COO of Argosy based in New York. Chen earned her MBA degree from BI Norwegian School of Management at Fudan University and her Bachelor's degree in Foreign Trade from Beijing Language University. She is also a certified GE Six Sigma Black Belt. 

S.K. Hong, formerly Managing Director of Argosy's operations in Korea, was promoted to the new position of Asia Pacific Sales Director and will oversee Argosy's commercial organization in China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and India. Hong will report to Ryan Flugel, Argosy's Vice President, Sales and Marketing, who is based in Seattle.

Plastics rotomolder Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (MOD), Ashtabula, OH has named David McHugh and Don Fowler regional sales managers. McHugh, offering 25 years of material handling experience, serves the northeastern territory, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Don Fowler brings a wide range of expertise in plastics, packaging, warehousing and industrial safety to the southeastern territory, which encompasses Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. Fowler and McHugh are responsible for the company's proprietary material handling product lines including the Ship Shape(TM) bulk containers and Poly-Trux® carts and trucks for the recycling and laundry handling industries.

"Both Dave and Don bring proven track records to their customers," said Jack Smylie, national sales manager for MOD. "They understand the high level of knowledge and service needed in industry today and I'm confident our customers will find their counsel as useful as our carts and containers."

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