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Major league baseball’s All-Star game is coming up soon. There are only 750 players on major league rosters, of the millions of kids who wanted always to be there. Of those 750, only 68 make it to the All-Star game. Not surprisingly, the teams with the winningest records typically have more All-Stars.

Should it be a surprise that the best companies typically have more All-Star caliber employees than their competitors? At KLA, we spend every day quietly and confidentially networking with the top talent in the plastics and packaging space. This is just a small sample of some of our All-Stars, people who keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities but will never respond to an advertised job. If someone wants to know more about any of these professionals, they can simply reach out directly to Paul Sturgeon, at either, or 727-315-4718.

This Innovative Global Marketing, Business Development, and Technology Manager has a proven track record with polymer nonwovens, emulsion polymers, coatings, bioplastics, and more. In her last role, she grew the hygiene segment portfolio by $160M, and the Asia portfolio by $35M. With a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and an MBA, she also has 8 patent applications.

This Senior Operations Leader in Flexible Packaging spearheaded initiatives that lead to productivity-based output gains of 5.3% over the past two years. During that same time frame, they drove the LWD rate from 0.99 to 0. Their 4 facilities contribute $400M in revenues and $85M EBITDA utilizing a team of 650.

This Process Engineer has a strong understanding of polymers with a wide range of processes including flexible PVC films, coating, laminating, & printing. They also have worked with hot-melt adhesives on extruded and calendared polymers and textiles. They have used stage gate and six-sigma principles to drive manufacturing efficiencies and improve quality.

This Injection Molding Tool Development Engineer is a technical expert in molding simulation, mold design, hot runner systems, and additive manufacturing. She won the 2016 CEO High Performance award for this global provider of electronic solutions. She also led the predicative manufacturing team to the 2017 ‘Best in Class in Technology’ award.

This Executive Leader in Materials Technology has focused their career on implementing innovative technologies into the rigid packaging space. These technologies have included vastly extending the shelf life of plastic bottled products and developing high gas barrier additives for food, personal care, and beverage packaging.

This Senior Medical Device R&D Engineer has been with the same major healthcare company for 20 years, where she developed 20 patents in diverse areas such as sorbent technologies, polymer materials, and a coating technology platform. She is also a hands-on engineer as evidenced by her six-sigma green belt. MS in Chemical Engineering.

This Process Engineer has over 10 years working with insulation, coating & converting, healthcare, and automotive. In his most recent role, he optimized process flow, increasing plant capacity by over 10%, adding $1.8M to the bottom line annually.

A Proven Sales Driver, this candidate has sold thermoformed packaging to both grocers and processors, increasing sales by at least $1M every year for six years. They generated over 50 leads in new business development, but also managed key strategic accounts, growing them by $4M.

This Process Engineer in Color Concentrates & Thermoplastics has six years of experience, all with one company, where they run 11 extrusion lines, 10 mixers, and 2 resin dryers. Working with a wide range of materials, they recently achieved a 110% increase in output rate by utilizing a new additive screw design.

This Executive Manufacturing Operations Leader has multi-plant experience with both union and non-union facilities. At one of his recent assignments he used his lean and six-sigma expertise to reduce scrap by 50%, which grew margins by 10%. He has P&L responsibility and a strong record of improving plant safety.

This Sales Engineer has leveraged their Civil Engineering degree with six-plus years of sales and technical service of engineered products into diverse industries including water, industrial, wastewater, and HVAC.

This Principal Chemical Engineer in Flexible Packaging directed a global bench marking and harmonization project that resulted in annual returns of over $5M, through common sourcing of packaging films across multiple continents. They also initiated research for next generation bio polymer packaging, with a market potential of $500M.

This Executive Leader in Specialty Chemicals and Plastics identified and engaged over 100 new targets that will allow their company to double their M&A close rate in 2018. Previously directed P&L for a $100M+ specialty polymer compounding business.

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