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Meet Some of Our Experts:

President

Pete has over 25 years of trading, risk management and supply chain experience. Previous to RTi, Pete was the Executive Vice President of Food and Packaging Procurement for Yum! Brands. He has a proven track record in significantly improving corporate competitive advantage through the development and optimization of supply chain strategies. Pete’s leadership in supply chain management has contributed over $500 million in additional profits for stakeholders.

Dan Maheu

Sr VP Paper Practice

Dan has over 35 years of experience in the paper industry. He spent 25 years in Senior Operations Management with Great Northern Nekoosa, Union Camp, Champion International and Scott Paper. He was also in executive leadership for 10 years with Smart Papers.

Lesly Hodo

Director of Technical Services – Film

Lesly has over 19 years of experience in plastic manufacturing. Her manufacturing expertise is in a wide range of resins and film types including compostable/biopolymers. Her industry experience includes industrial and consumer markets, such as medical, food and beverage.

Tom Coffman

Sr VP Technical Services

Tom has over 30 years of experience in plastic packaging manufacturing operations. He spent over ten years with Cryovac in various executive positions, including head of engineering for the laminates division, operations manager for the largest global plant, and head of medical packaging for North America.

Sam Beasley

Sr VP Processor Group

Sam has over 35 years of experience in the plastics industry. Having been with RTi for 16 years, he has identified and achieved in excess of $65 million in client improvements. He currently leads the RTi processor team. This team manages over 100 clients in North America, saving clients close to $15 million annually.

Robin Chesshier, CPM, CPIM

VP of PE/Nylon/PS Markets

Robin has over 20 years of experience in global sourcing, purchasing, material management and logistics. She has established a global network which allows her to analyze the resin market on a global network basis for price moves, price trends, capacity changes and product rationalization.

Mark Kallman

VP Engineering Resins/PVC/PET

Mark has over 36 years of experience in the plastics industry. He developed and maintained cost modeling for a wide variety of resins & feedstocks including PVC, PS, ABS, PC, PA66, acetal and others to firmly establish the real impact of feedstock volatility.

Bob Perrier

Director of Technical Services - Rigid

Bob has 40 years of manufacturing experience. 34 of those years were in Plastics Engineering, Product and Mold Design, Production, Plant, and Operations Management. His areas of technical expertise include injection molding, heavy/thin gauge thermoforming, mold and tooling design and steam chest molding.

Mike Burns

VP Polyethylene Markets

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry. He is considered by many as one of the foremost experts in the polyethylene resin markets. He manages over 4 billion pounds of polyethylene transactions for over 40 RTi clients. His global information network and pricing benchmarks has provided clients with a competitive advantage, saving them over $100 million.

Scott Newell

VP Polypropylene Markets

Scott has over 20 years of experience in the plastic industry. He plays a lead role in developing strategies for resin and resin-related contracts for over 50 RTi clients. His efforts with these clients generated proven resin savings of over $20 million.

Lowell Huovinen

Sr VP Business Development

Lowell has over 45 years of experience in the plastics industry. He is our resident expert on Polypropylene resin in feedstock markets. Lowell leads our venture with Pure Cycle Technologies (PCT).

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