WINONA, MINN., USA — Rhonda Puetz has been named Customer Services Manager for PlastiComp, Inc., company president Steve Bowen announced today.
In her new role, Puetz is responsible for all support for customers and sales representatives, public relations and marketing analysis and office management.
Puetz has enjoyed a long career in the thermoplastics industry. She was formerly Customer Development Manager at RTP, Inc. in Winona, a high technology manufacturer of specialty thermoplastic compounds. At RTP, she was responsible for marketing functions supporting seven domestic and overseas manufacturing plants. She has held similarly successful positions at Ticona Celstran and Fiberite, Inc.
For PlastiComp Puetz is working to further develop the sales, marketing and customer service activities to support the company’s Pushtrusion® technology. In the Pushtrusion composites molding process, fiber and molten polymers are fed directly into the injection molding barrel while still hot, eliminating the need for pre-compounded resin pellets and giving molders the ability to maintain longer fiber lengths. Composite product performance is greatly increased, while costs are lowered dramatically. Pushtrusion technology is compact and can be retrofit to existing conventional injection molding machines.
“Rhonda brings significant knowledge and experience in the thermoplastics industry and marketing and sales support to PlastiComp,” said Steve Bowen. “Her work will help bring this revolutionary technology quickly to market.”
PlastiComp, Inc. focuses on developing and providing long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite technologies to partners worldwide. These include ready-to-process reinforced long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) pelletized compounds, along with process development and manufacturing equipment licensing for LFT pultrusion, in-line direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) Pushtrusion®, and in-line direct glass mat thermoplastic (D-GMT®) technologies. PlastiComp’s injection moldable Complēt® LFT composite compounds are available as standard and custom formulations that combine long glass, carbon, and other specialty fiber reinforcement with thermoplastic polymers from polypropylene to PEEK.