Former PolyOne exec takes over COO role at Star Thermoplastics

BROADVIEW, IL (June 16, 2014) – Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubber, Inc. (Star Thermoplastics) is pleased to announce that Randall J. Fortin has joined this leading producer of TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) as Chief Operating Officer (COO). According to company President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thomas A. Dieschbourg, “Fortin will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that our customer focus, service support and innovation are continued as we grow our high-performance and team-oriented culture.”

Former PolyOne exec takes over COO role at Star Thermoplastics
Former PolyOne exec takes over COO role at Star Thermoplastics

In this position, Fortin will be responsible for managing the profit and loss and operational aspects of the company as well as driving the continued aggressive and successful growth the firm has enjoyed over the past years.

Randall J. Fortin is a senior executive with global experience in specialty chemicals, polymers, plastics, and engineered materials used in industries such as health care, electronics, food and beverage, mining and mineral processing and transportation. “With more than 30 years in the industries served, Fortin brings to Star Thermoplastics, the knowledge and experience to design and implement profitable solutions that are economically solid, operationally efficient and environmentally sensitive for customers,” notes Dieschbourg.

Fortin was corporate vice present of PolyOne Corporation, an industry leader in specialized polymer materials and solutions. Previously he served as vice president of Cytec Industries and spent 20 years with Nalco Chemical Company as corporate vice president. Most recently, he was President of VCS2 LLC, a marketing consulting and sales training firm with a main focus on developing strategic plans, marketing analysis and action plans, and sales execution plans that establish powerful supplier-customer relationships through the demonstration of economic value-added.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Star Thermoplastics, founded in 1993, is a leading provider of thermoplastic elastomers with many production lines to fill both large and small orders, a full-service laboratory and trained sales and technical support personnel across the continent. Company products are sold under the trade names StarBond®, StarClear®, StarFlex®, StarGrip-X®, StarLexar™, StarMed®, StarPet®, StarPrene®, StarTuff™, and StarXtrude™. With its newly enhanced 5 laboratories, Star Thermoplastics has the ability to both formulate samples of company products plus duplicate any existing TPE with improved formulations and at better prices.

For more information Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers, Inc., 2121 West 21st Street, Broadview, IL 60155. Tel: 708-343-1100. Fax: 708-343-1110. Web:

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