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RTi builds staff, adds global perspective







Prior to NPE2009, resin-purchasing consulting firm RTi added Craig Farrell (top), Caton Morris (center), and Rick DePew (above).

Consulting firm Resin Technology inc. (RTi; Fort Worth, TX) is expanding its resin-purchasing focus beyond North America and taking a global view on the plastics-buying market with the addition of three more industry experts and the internal promotion of four employees. RTi’s newest employees include Craig Farrell, Caton Morris, and Rick DePew, serving in the newly created position of international VP, and VP’s business development, respectively.

Farrell, whose 20 years of industry experience includes executive positions at Hoechst Celanese and AT Plastics, will focus on the company’s global business by working with customers that have overseas operations or are based abroad. RTi reports that DePew and Morris will be part of the company’s expansion initiative within the packaging industry. Morris comes to RTi with 25 years of supply chain experience, while DePew has more than 29 years of sales and marketing experience, including management positions at Dow Chemical, NOVA Chemicals, and Chemtura.

In a release, RTi COO Bill Bowie said, “The addition of Craig Farrell, Caton Morris, and Rick DePew will enhance our ability to reach new businesses and further meet our client’s needs both domestically and overseas.”

The internal promotions affect Mike Burns, Greg Smith, Mike Dewsbury, and Lowell Huovinen, who have been named vice presidents of their resin categories. They will now act as VP polyethylene; VP engineering resins/polystyrene/polyvinyl chloride; global business director polyethylene terephthalate; and VP polypropylene, respectively.

At NPE2009, Bowie told MPW that despite the broader issues facing the economy and plastics, his company continues to expand, setting revenue records each of the last three years. Business in 2008 expanded by 12%, and Bowie said 2009 was on pace to expand by 15-25%. [email protected]

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