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

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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.

Account Manager – Engineering Resins – Cupertino, CA – (filled)

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 which is a newly created position in which the qualified candidate must live within a 2 to 3 hour drive of Cupertino, California. This person will take over and manage established accounts in that area.

Required is a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and prior experience within a commercial/sales/customer-facing role in plastics, thermoplastics, adhesives, coatings, resins and/or materials.

Salary is commensurate with experience but will pay a base salary of up to $165,000 plus a 25% bonus potential. Paid vacation, holidays, 401k, excellent health benefits and a company car are being offered. This is a home-based position and all home office expenses will be paid as well as all travel expenses.

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

Application Development Engineer – Cupertino, CA Thermoplastic Resins (filled)

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.

We are in search of an APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER to be located in Cupertino, California.

The ADE is a primary technical contact to customers and offers expertise in thermoplastic materials, applications, production, and testing while coordinating with team members around the world. This person will help maintain and grow business within these customers in the local area.

Required is at least an Engineering or related degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in thermoplastic resins relating to: Applications/Materials/Product development, Polymer Engineer/ Scientist, Plastics Engineer, R&D, Technical Engineer/Support, Product Manager, Technical Marketing Engineer, Project Engineer etc.

A salary to match the cost of living is being offered in addition to a lucrative bonus program, paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefits package and an excellent relocation package.

For someone who has a technical thermoplastics resin background and want to be in the middle of Silicon Valley working for one of the best companies in the industry who supply some of the most recognized brand names in the world, this is a phenomenal opportunity!

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts – is owned and operated by Dan Regovich, a veteran of the recruiting industry since 1997.  440-357-7600,

Plant Engineer – South of Chicago (filled)

I am working on a retained search for a client of mine that is over a century old and dominates a niche within the flexible packaging industry. They have a long history of success and profitability.

We are in search of a Plant Engineer, which is a newly created position due to growth. This person will oversee the Maintenance department and be involved in the many capital projects currently underway and coming up. This person will be heavily involved in Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Plant Engineering and Project Management.

We are looking for someone with the experience above from any manufacturing environment.

Being offered is a base salary commensurate with experience, plus bonus, excellent medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays as well as a great working environment.


Dan Regovich

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search & Recruitment Experts


Plant Manager – West of Akron, OH (filled)

My client is a small, well-established privately held manufacturer that is very profitable and dominates its niche. They have had a huge increase in business this year alone and that upward trend will last for quite some time.

We are in search of someone to possibly take over as Plant Manager for the Ohio plant. This person could eventually be promoted to the Dir. Ops role, who would not only run the Ohio plant but also have indirect responsibility for their other plant and any future plants to be built.

The qualified candidate will have a strong manufacturing background will have possibly managed a plant, or several plants or perhaps managed a part of a large plant. My client does not have a broken system but will need someone who can keep up with their growth by keeping the plant staffed, adding machinery and possibly building a new plant if needed. We are in search of a leader who can create/maintain a great working environment for everyone there.
Being offered is a base salary and bonus commensurate with experience along with excellent benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

My client is located just West of Akron


Dan Regovich

AJ Augur Group LLC – Plastics Search and Recruitment Experts