Plant Controller – 2 hours South of Chicago, IL

I am working on a retained search for a client of mine looking for a Controller for their IL location, which is about 2 hours South of Chicago.

My client is a is a global leader in a niche of the flexible packaging industry used in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other consumer product markets. They are known for their technical innovation, quality products and exceptional level of customer service. They are supported by the strong financial backing of a parent company that is committed to sponsoring management-led initiatives that accelerate growth, upgrading key business processes and improving productivity. They are well-positioned for continued growth and profitability this year and beyond and has quickly broadened its reach to include operations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Required is someone with at least 5 years of Financial Management experience within manufacturing. Being offered is an attractive base salary, bonus with a strong history paying out, paid vacation and holidays and excellent benefits

Feel free to call or email me for more details. Dan Regovich – Plastics Recruiter – 440-357-7600 –

Plant Engineer – Northern suburb of Toronto, ON, Canada

My client is a world-wide leader within their niche of the flexible packaging industry. They have experienced significant growth over the last several years and are very profitable. They have retained us to help them find a Plant Engineer.

Their Canadian operation is in northern suburb of Toronto. This facility has grown significantly over the last few years and this position is open because the last person in it was promoted. Some of the key responsibilities are:

· Providing guidance on Preventative Maintenance and Repair.

· Working with all the leaders of the plant to help them reach their goals.

· Design and improve processes to increase plant production efficiency and quality.

· Technical and trouble-shooting assistance on machinery

· Manage contractors and the installation of new equipment.


· An Engineering degree


· AutoCad, Lean Manufacturing and Project Management experience.

Being offered is a base salary commensurate with experience, plus bonus as well as a great working environment with a very successful company!

Dan Regovich – AJ Augur Group LLC – 440-357-7600 –

Technical Manager – Purging Compounds – home-based USA

My client is a small but aggressively growing supplier to the plastics industry.  I am working on a retained search for Technical Manager to oversee my client’s purging compound line. 

This will be a home-based position.  You will be responsible for handling all questions, concerns and troubleshooting regarding the purging compound line with customers and internal Sales people.  There is some travel required to headquarters or to customers sights but most of this role can be done from home. 

Required is someone who can work independently, who has experience in purging with all different types of plastics machinery and who has access to a major airport. 

Being offered is base salary commensurate with experience, 401k match, 100% company-paid health insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation.   There is the flexibility for someone to work part-time on a commission-based compensation structure.

Contact Dan Regovich – Plastics Search & Recruitment Specialists- AJ Augur Group LLC, 440-357-7600, Plastics Recruiter, Plastics Headhunter

Account Manager – Midwest

I am working on a retained search for a global engineering thermoplastics resin producer with a very strong history of financial performance. They are well known for their high-performance materials, bio-based solutions, and sustainability. They work with some of the most recognizable brand names in the world.

We are in search of an ACCOUNT MANAGER to manage an existing territory of $18 million as well as develop new clientele.

I am in search of an Account Manager to cover a geographic territory and must be already located in MN, WI, IN, IL, MO, OK, KS, NE or IA. 

 The Account Manager will take over an existing client base and be responsible for growing business within those existing clients as well as developing new business within the assigned territory.

This person must be both a hunter but know how to manage existing business.

These existing clients and the focus of this is all NON-AUTOMOTIVE!

Required is someone with at least 5 years of sales experience in engineered resins (or related) and who can perform a value-added sell vs. selling on price.  Someone very strong who is outside of the industry would be considered.

A lucrative base salary plus commissions is being offered in addition to paid vacation and holidays, company car and an excellent benefits package

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts – is owned and operated by Dan Regovich, a veteran of the industry since 1997.

Key Account / New Business Development Manager – Filled

I am working on a retained search I’m working on for a well-established global producer of high-quality resins solutions for paints & coatings, fiber optic coatings and 3D printing. They have a very strong history of financial performance and are well known for their high-performance materials, bio-based solutions, and sustainability.

I felt that within your circle of influence you might know someone well suited for this opportunity.

I am in search of a KEY ACCOUNT/ NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in Southern California. This position will be responsible for servicing and developing new business within 5 current customers in the region as well as developing new clients.
Preferred is someone with Sales or Account Management experience within the resin industry or experience in specialty chemicals.

A lucrative base salary plus incentives, company car, paid vacation and holidays, company car and an excellent benefits package are being offered. This person will work from home with travel being less than 50% with much of that being local travel.

Someone currently located in Southern California is preferred but would consider anyone on the West Coast.

Dan Regovich – AJ Augur Group, LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts

440-357-7600 – –

GM – Injection Molding Plant – SE Canada by the Maine border (filled)

My Client, is a successful and well-established injection molder of rigid plastic packaging. They have retained me to help them fill a General Manager’s position for this location.

This position requires someone with at least 10 years of injection molding General/Plant Management experience. Relocation to this area is a must. Because this location is rural, my client is flexible on having someone stay for a couple years or so to get things in order, train his or her replacement and then go back to the US or other locations of Canada for a similar role.

Being offered is a lucrative salary plus bonus, full medical benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, RRSP and a relocation package are being offered. This is a full-time, permanent position. The position pays up to $150,000 CA per year plus bonus.

A bachelors degree is preferred but not a must.

Position Description:

Guide, manage and lead the overall provision of functions, services, policies, and programs for the IPL Edmundston Facility, a key facility in the division. The General Manager will also be responsible for coordinating with the divisional team (Quality, Customer Care, Planning & LS Plant Director) to collaborate and implement best practices. The General Manager is responsible for all activities in the plant including financial and operational performance, with a direct line of reporting to the original management team. The major areas of focus are:

  • Safety
  • Align site level safety programs with corporate initiatives
  • Drive safety culture based on data, driven by KPI’s with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Plan, organize, direct the overall quality program to be aligned with corporate philosophies and customer expectations
  • Identify and support continuous improvement to deliver expected quality results using current and future KPI’s
  • Provide customer support for performance and/or quality issues * Productivity
  • Optimize production, assess capacity and flexibility while minimizing costs
  • Ultimately responsible for production output and on-time shipments
  • Prioritize and allocate resources for maximum value
  • Determine resource shortfalls and demonstrate needs with a business case
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to deliver profitability expectations
  • Implement communication to establish a clear direction and focus on priorities
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions, where necessary
  • Define areas for improvement, drive change and demonstrate results with data
  • Recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Address employees’ issues and/or grievances, while maintaining a constructive relationship with the union
  • Develop systems and processes to ensure site level procurement activities are at or better than standard cost
  • Define/Support strategic warehousing/logistics initiative to lower cost
  • Support the monthly S&OP wheel for the consumer packaging division
  • Participate on divisional capital expenditure management and leadership teams
  • Create a blameless culture of employee empowerment and teamwork

Coordinate the implementation of services, policies, and programs through plant staff. Reports to the VP of Operations and serves on the Divisional Leadership team.

For more information contact Dan Regovich at AJ Augur Group LLC, 440-357-7600 or dregovich at AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts

Regional Sales Representative – NE USA – (filled)

My client is a small, regional privately held producer of color concentrates in the Northeast USA.  They are well-known for their high quality and a great work environment with very low turnover.

We are in search of a Sales person with experience selling into plastics processors such as injection molders, blow molders, blown film, cast film, profile extruders and plastic sheets.

This person can work from but will need to spend some time at the corporate office occasionally.  The main territory will be the Northeast USA but could include other areas as well.  This position will focus on both existing clients and bringing in new clients. You will be provided with leads and there is very little paperwork to do in this role.  Sales experience in color concentrates or resin is preferred but will consider other plastics related sales experience.

Being offered is a base salary commensurate with experience plus commissions.  In addition, they offer very competitive medical benefits, paid holidays & vacation and a 401k plan, car allowance and all travel expenses paid.

If you are looking for a break from high pressured sales organizations with lots of paperwork, lots of formality, multiple layers of management, red tape and politics, send your resume to or call Dan at 440-357-7600!

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search and Recruitment Experts – is owned and operated by Dan Regovich, a veteran of the industry since 1997.

Product Manager – Detroit, MI suburb – (filled)

Product Manager


Company Information

  • Founded many decades ago, my client is one of the world’s most respected materials companies.
  • This division is well known for its high-performance, highly engineered specialty thermoplastic resins.
  • Manufacturing facilities are located around the world.
  • This position is in a suburb of Detroit, MI


Benefits and Features

  • Paid vacation and holidays.
  • 401k: 4% company match plus additional contribution by the company.
  • Very competitive medical, dental, vision and prescription program.
  • A global company that moves quickly, invests heavily into R&D, doesn’t have many layers of management,  fosters communication and empowers employees to make decisions.  This is a dynamic organization where innovation is the driving force behind the business.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.  20% bonus.
  • Relocation is available.


Your Role with the Company

  • In this very influential role, the Product Manager is Quarterback for the Sales team, a bridge between R&D and the Commercial group in introducing new product lines to the Sales team as well as educating them existing products.
  • This person will help support business to the largest automotive manufacturers based out of Detroit as well other large well-known OEM’s.
  • This person will work with Corporate headquarters and manufacturing plants all over the world in rolling out products. Travel is about 10-15%
  • You will assist the Sales team at customers if/when needed, facilitate training on products and applications, and be responsible for pricing & margins.


Background Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Technical Sales/ Marketing, Applications, Business Development, customer facing experience in highly engineered thermoplastic resins.
  • Global exposure with either customers or internal departments within the company.
  • High energy and a desire to move up within the company.
  • This could lead to an international career if one desires.


This client has also retained me to help them find an APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER AND ACCOUNT MANAGER IN CUPERTINO, CA.  These positions also requiring someone with experience in highly engineered thermoplastic resins.  If you know anyone for those roles, feel free to forward my info to them or contact me with any questions.

For more information, contact: 

Dan Regovich – AJ Augur Group LLC

Work Phone: 440-357-7600



Injection Molding Production Manager – SE Ohio – (filled)

Our client is a very profitable and well-established North American manufacturer of plastics products that is experiencing significant growth organically and by acquisition. They have retained us to help them find a Production Manager for their plant in SE Ohio.

We are looking for someone with management and injection molding experience. The Production Manager reports to the Plant Manager and will have responsibility over the department managers within the plant. This person must be able to manage a lot of change going on right now and be able to implement different processes.

Being offered is a full relocation package to SE Ohio which has a reasonable cost of living and is within a short drive to several major cities. Also offered is salary commensurate with experience and bonus, medical benefits, paid vacation and paid holidays.

If you are interested in being a part of a company that is aggressively growing and enjoy the challenge of expanding and all the change that comes along with it, send your resume to dregovich at or call 440-357-7600.

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts – is an executive search firm that specializes in the plastics industry on a national basis that is run by Dan Regovich, a veteran of the industry since 1997. Within plastics, we have worked in injection molding, blow molding, blown film, thermoforming, extrusion and compounding to name a few. Markets have been in packaging, medical/pharma, industrial, consumer products, automotive.