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Self employed - FowPac Corp

Consultant to the plastics industry
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  • Location: Ohio, United States
  • TimeZone: GMT-0400
  • Languages: English

About

Consultant to the Plastics Industry

Biography

Louis Fow is the President of LDL Consultants, a firm that provides management, marketing, and engineering services to plastics industry internationally. Mr. Fow is responsible for providing services to domestic and international companies in management, plastic processing, process and product development, and marketing. Currently, he is working on projects including Ag film recycling, large volume post consumer recycling (PET & HDPE), high speed medical tubing manufacture, FDA medical manufacturing certification, Medical FEP and TFE extrusion, refrigerator gasket extrusion and manufacture of railroad “X” ties from recycled plastic. For over 10 years he has been involved in development of process systems intended to achieve 100% recycling of municipal curbside collected trash at rates up to 2500 tons per day. Mr. Fow has dealt with marketing and manufacturing projects in plastic, automotive, arms, appliances, medical, and recycling industries. He has founded three companies to manufacture and market plastics processing machinery and a range of industrial and consumer products. Prior, Mr. Fow was the President of Custom Pac Extrusions for 18 years,(Plastic drum handing rings, custom profiles and plastic lumber) and Executive Vice President of Johnson Rubber Corporation for 4 years. (Automotive profile extrusion and injection molding) He has worked in plastic process R&D for 6 years and in engineering and sales of plastic process equipment for several extruder manufacturers for 12 years.

Education

Cose strategic planning Business development and management, strategic planning

Cose of Cleveland 1987

MBA attended 3 yrs Marketing. Mgt

Seton Hall 1972

BS Marketing/economics

Rutgers 1969

Publications

Plasic drum Institute - Co-Author in recycling Joint Reuse and Analytical Protocol subcommittees of The Society Of Plastics Industry

"The real World Test" of HMWHDPE in plastic drums

Copyright 1990

Scrap Reclaim: What's in it for the compounder?, Plastics Conpounding Magazine,Oct 1981

New Developments in Profile Extrusion, SPE Antec, 1978

Active Conversations With Clients

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Experience

Consultant to the plastics industry We work internationally in all the areas of interest. . Mr. Fow is responsible for providing services to domestic and international companies in both general and operations management, engineering, plastic processing, process and product development, and marketing. Currently, he is working on projects including Ag film recycling, large volume post consumer recycling (PET & HDPE), high speed medical tubing manufacture, FDA medical manufacturing certification, Medical FEP and PTFE extrusion, refrigerator gasket extrusion and manufacture of railroad “X” ties from recycled plastic. For over 10 years he has been involved in development of process systems intended to achieve 100% recycling of municipal curbside collected trash at rates up to 2500 tons per day. Mr. Fow has dealt with marketing and manufacturing projects in plastic, automotive, arms, appliances, medical, and recycling industries. He has founded three companies to manufacture and market plastics processing machinery and a range of industrial and consumer products. Prior, Mr. Fow was the President of Custom Pac Extrusions for 18 years,(Plastic drum handing rings, custom profiles and plastic lumber) and Executive Vice President of Johnson Rubber Corporation for 4 years. (Automotive profile extrusion and injection molding) He has worked in plastic process R&D for 6 years and in engineering and sales of plastic process equipment for several extruder manufacturers for 12 years. Current projects take him into the automotive industry, medical industry, food processing, co extrusion of drinking straws-3 colors, plastic lumber industry, and large volume recycling of municipal waste into energy and commodity markets for aluminum, plastics and glass as well as finished product from these materials.

Consultant – 1991 to Present Fow-Pac Corporation – DBA: LDL – Consultants - Chagrin Falls, Ohio - Founded to provide consulting services to industry in Management, Marketing, Process and Process development. Organized a small group of consulting associates with a range of talents to assure that the services provided are of substantial quality. Have worked with a range of large and small companies in process engineering to help reduce costs, develop market and lobby for state and federal assistance in technical and product development, and consult in acquisition & due diligence management. President - General Manager -Founder - 1983 to 1997 Custom-Pac Extrusions Inc. Chagrin Falls, Ohio - Founded to produce plastic drum handling rings under patents developed 1980 to 1983. The joint venture partner is Custom Materials Inc. Sales $2.9MM profitable. Handled all the General management, sales and marketing for the company. While managing Custom-Pac, also managed sales for Custom Materials Inc. Sold company to US Plastic Lumber, Inc. Director of Sales - 1982 to 1995 Custom Materials Inc., Chagrin Falls, Ohio - A fabricator of metallic and non-metallic parts primarily for the electrical generation, distribution and motor markets. Reorganized the sales and marketing of the company. Sales grew from $2.3MM to $9.2MM as Custom-Pac grew to $1.9MM sales. CMI is a joint venture partner in Custom-Pac Extrusions Inc. Executive Vice President - 1979 to 1981 Johnson Rubber Corp., Middlefield, Ohio Complete P&L responsibility for division with 245 union employees, a $13MM profile extrusion and injection molding company, Johnson Plastic Corp. and technical responsibility for OEM Corp. and their Norbolt Division, a fabrication and plating operation. Business Manager 1976 to 1979 Werner & Pfleiderer Corp., Waldwick, NJ - My group marketed and engineered for US operation, precision profile equipment (Bernhard Ide), plastic welding equipment (Beilomatic Lueze & Co.), and high intensity mixing equipment (T.K. Fielder, Ltd.). Production Manager - 1974 to 1976 George Woloch Co., Allentown, Pa., Employed as Production Manager to manage a 170,000 sq. ft. plant with 55 union employees producing 3MM#/mo. in thermoplastic compounding and industrial recycling. Area Sales Manager - 1971 to 1974 HPM Corp., Mt. Gilead, Ohio Covered the eastern seaboard selling plastics extrusion equipment. Personal sales ranged from $1.1MM to $1.8MM. I managed the $6.3MM Eastern sales office last year of employment. Field Sales Engineer - 1968 to 1971 Waldron-Hartig Division - Midland Ross Corp., Somerset, NJ Sold plastics extrusion equipment in northern NJ and SE states. After sales training in Northern NJ for a year, I developed $1MM sales in new SE territory in one year and had $1.4MM sales in the last six months of employment. Plastics Technologist I - 1962 to 1968 Union Carbide Corp., Bound Brook, NJ - Employed as R&D technician in the Consumer Products Div. process and product development group while going to college at night. I worked with a wide variety of thermoplastic and thermoset plastic processes. US Marine Corps - 1958 to 1962 Honorably Discharged – Top Secret Clearance, Infantry NCO, MP, Small arms expert, radio comm

6 years - R&D Process and product Development – Union Carbide Corp. Glad Bags & Wrap, Ever Ready Batteries, Structural Foam Process, Blown film extrusion, cast film extrusion, wire coating, thermoset molding, compounding, LDPE film recycling and pelletizing. 11 years – engineering, sales & Sales Management - plastics extrusion & molding equipment , plastic welding, high intensity mixing equipment –Waldron-Hartig, HPM Prodex, Werner & Pfleiderer Corp., Bernhard IDE, Beilomatic Luese & Co, TK Fielder. 18 years – Management, engineering, sales – profile extrusion, compounding, recycling, injection molding, fabrication – Union & non union environments – George Woloch Co. (Industrial plastic recycling and compounding automotive feedstock), Werner & Pfleiderer Corp, (Founded) Plastics Assembly Corp. (marketing process equipment and consulting), Johnson Rubber Corp. (automotive profile extrusion and injection molding), (Founded) Custom Pac Extrusions, Inc.(Custom profile extrusion and injection molding, patented process for plastic drum handling rings), Custom Materials, Inc.(job shop fabrication parts for electrical industrial products), (Founded) LDL Consultants. 13 years – Consultation – New process & new product development, Project management, management consultation, market & sales development, new business development (founded 3 companies, helped startup others with management, administration, technical, and marketing services), engineering and design, and expert witness (contract liability and intellectual property patent defense) BS Rutgers University, Attended Seton Hall- MBA program, Cose Cleveland Strategic Planning Management Course Career focus on business management, plastics process equipment and process development, new business development, plastic recycling, and municipal waste recycling.

Education

BS Marketing & Economics - Rutgers,The State University, New Brunswick, NJ Attended: Seton Hall University, Madison, NJ - MBA Program Attended many technical and business management courses and seminars COSE Strategic Planning course, Cleveland, Ohio.

Past Conversations With Clients

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HDPE drums with screw lids,hand grips, rubber gaskets, 25 or 26 liter and 50 or 55 liters, food grade, absence of heavy metal. Col...

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The manufacturing of HDPE Drums & Containers for Industrial Packaging. We would like to know market potential data on requirement/...

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We are looking for a company that sells Extrusion equipment, the complete package. We want to set up a manufacturing factory to pr...

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I am a partner at **********, a startup accelerator, and would like to connect/reach out to some expert of the industry to share p...

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Is is possible to Harder Products in LDPE? I want to make a Product on Roto Molding using LDPE but it should harder like HDPE. Ple...

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Development & Asia factory sourcing of a plastics bed for a cart which is pulled behind a smaller, John Deere type, of garden trac...

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Dear Sir, We are looking for Technical Experts in Plastics Manufacturing, for a project in Jordan, 60 working days over 3- months,...