Global Leadership in Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Technology
At PlastiComp, we distinguish ourselves by offering our partners access to a team of industry professionals with deep reinforced thermoplastic experience.
Everyone at PlastiComp is committed to sharing our knowledge to further your product vision by providing unmatched innovation, engineering expertise, quality composite materials, advanced processing, and complete life cycle support.
Heading our group is the PlastiComp leadership team:
Stephen T. Bowen
President and CEO
Stephen Bowen began his executive leadership career in the plastics industry as an account manager with General Electric’s Plastics Division in 1972, later earning his MBA at Vanderbilt University. He was named president and CEO of Polymer Composites, Inc. (PCI) in 1984, continuing in that role when PCI was acquired by Hoechst Celanese Corporation and renamed Ticona Celstran. He subsequently helped grow that organization into the world’s largest supplier of long-fiber pellets. From 2000 to 2003, he managed the European operations of RTP Company. He founded PlastiComp in 2003.
Stephen is responsible for PlastiComp’s strategic global vision, and leads PlastiComp in partnering with customers to provide new, high-performance materials, unique technologies and a full range of assessment and support services.
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Eric J. Wollan
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
After earning his composite materials engineering degree from Winona State University, Eric Wollan did a brief stint at Andersen Windows prior to joining PlastiComp over 10 years ago to establish our Technical Development Center. In the TDC he worked on optimizing processes for composite pellet pultrusion and D-LFT pushtrusion manufacturing while also formulating custom LFT products to meet customer specifications. During his tenure, Eric has taken on new roles as PlastiComp has grown, including operations manager for composite pellet production and now leads our technology and new business development efforts.
In his current role, Eric uses PlastiComp’s partnership philosophy to oversee engineering teams responsible for product design and CAE analysis plus composite material development to ensure success for those using our long fiber composites.
New Business Development & Sales Manager
Greg Clark has been developing and commercializing thermoplastic and thermoset composite application solutions for over 30 years, giving him unique insight into cutting-edge composite technologies. Greg’s knowledge base includes polyester, epoxy, polyurethane and thermoplastic matrixes for which his experience integrating them with glass, carbon, lignin and bast fibers is globally recognized. At PlastiComp, Clark aids our partners in using multiple processes to optimize the structural capabilities of long fiber composites to make their applications a reality. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a graduate finance degree from University of Illinois.
Application Development Manager
Steve Ouendag enjoys the process of helping brand OEMs and plastic processors throughout the country develop applications benefiting from the unique blend of strong, tough, and lightweight characteristics that our Complēt long fiber reinforced composites provide. He has over 20 years of industry experience and has held a variety of marketing and application development roles at other firms who produce value-added materials including SABIC & GE Plastics’ LNP compounds. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics engineering from Ferris State University and lives outside of Grand Rapids, Mich. where he has easy access to the industrial heartland.
Customer Service & Key Accounts Manager
After earning a Business and Marketing degree from Winona State University, Rhonda has gained more than 25 years of experience in the thermoplastics industry. Rhonda Puetz has been with PlastiComp since 2003 and was previously, customer development manager at RTP Company, where she was responsible for marketing functions supporting operations in both the United States and abroad. She has also held similar roles at Celanese and Cytec.
Rhonda currently is the liaison with customers and also serves as our lead for public relations, marketing, and account management.
Product Development Manager
As PlastiComp’s Product Development Manager, Nathan oversees the engineering team responsible for new product development and commercialization in our Technical Development Center. He is a key resource for our partners who need a long fiber composite material tailored to meet their design and performance specifications as he routinely evaluates different polymer, fiber, and additive options to expand the capabilities of our products. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in composite materials engineering from Winona State University and draws upon an additional 15 years of composite formulation experience to deliver material solutions.