About Aurora Plastics

Aurora Plastics was founded in 1997 by three vastly experienced PVC professionals dedicated to meeting the global quality challenges facing the industry. We successfully grew the company for 19 years, and in August 2016, Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan partnered to acquire the company. This provided Aurora Plastics the investment support required for new product development and geographic expansion, while allowing us to maintain a culture of excellence in product and service.

Expansion & AcquisitionFrom August 2016 to August 2021, Aurora Plastics company expanded from two manufacturing facilities to five. It made several investments in capacity expansion and equipment to better serve our customers’ increasingly demanding needs and expand into new markets, product platforms, and applications. These manufacturing sites were a part of the four company acquisitions (Plastique Reinier, S&E Specialty Polymers, JP Specialties South, and Elastocon) made during this period.

In August of 2021, Nautic Partners, a Providence, Rhode Island private equity firm, acquired Aurora Plastics. Nautic’s focus is to support Aurora Plastics’ continued growth into new markets, new products, and applications.

ProductsWe are known for manufacturing the highest quality advanced polymers, custom plastics and compounds for a variety of applications in the siding, deck and rail, window and door, recreational, automotive, wire and cable, battery and footwear industries to name a few.

Our product line is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. It includes rigid and flexible PVC compounds, TPR, TPE, TPO, CPE alloys, LSOH, SBS, SEBS, PVC/acrylic alloys, and foam compounds. We also offer flame-retardant concentrates, purge compounds and compounds that require exacting color match.

FacilitiesAurora Plastics has five compounding manufacturing facilities, located in:

- Streetsboro, Ohio
- Welcome, North Carolina
- Lunenburg, Massachusetts
- Pasadena, Texas
- Marieville, Québec, Canada

These state-of-the-art facilities are focused on safety, quality and automation that provides the highest precision formulations and processing, in both powder and pellet forms. Designed to remove all non-value-added steps in the manufacturing operations, our facilities optimize best practices and have the most current technologies. As a result, we have set the benchmark on product quality and lot-to-lot consistency in the industry.

Aurora Plastics’ compounds are not only laboratory tested, but field proven with an outstanding performance record. We continue to push the latest technology envelope of compounding techniques with a culture of continuous improvement. This complements our R&D team that is focused on compound optimization in order to serve individual customer requirements.


We also offer timely color matches. Additionally, Aurora Plastics’ R&D team works with cutting edge raw materials and compound developments to produce the next generations of high-performance compounds.

About The Position

The Director of Technology, reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, & Business Development. You are the senior leader of the Flexible Compounding group. Your team of 6 will formulate 60% Flexible PVC compounds,40% TPEs-SBS and SBR, working with operations on scale-ups and provide technical assistance to procurement, sales and to customers to deliver rapid growth in the Wire & Cable industry.

Primary Responsibilities- You will work very closely with the Manager of Technical Service.
- You manage a team responsible for planning and performing research activities developing new and improved products, processes, and services.
- You manage research activities in the application of scientific or engineering principles to product development process.
- You develop project plans, reviews research specifications, secures resources, monitors project progress, and provides regular reports to leadership teams.
- You provide expertise in the analysis and interpretation of results or data.
- You ensure that all laboratory activities comply with regulatory guidelines, and quality and/or performance standards.
- You ensure projects adhere to established timelines and budgets.

Preferred Qualifications- MS degree or higher in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials or Chemical Engineering
- 8+ years’ experience formulating new polymer compound products, Flexible PVC, TPO, TPE or TPR
- 5+ years’ experience in managing customer technical service
- 3+ years’ experience managing an R&D team of 4 or more
- Must have experience in the Wire and Cable market
- Deep working knowledge of UL and CE process approval standards
- 25% travel

Location Information

  • Lunenberg, is an historic, small town in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Founded in 1782, it is about an hour outside of Boston with excellent schools.

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The Team