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Matthew Ruzicka

Matthew Ruzicka

Thermoformed Products
Sales
Cuyahoga County, OH

About Me

Summary Over thirty (30) years experience in thin and heavy gauge thermoforming, with an emphasis in deep draw heavy gauge thermoforming sales, design, tooling, operations and manufacturing processes. Record of improving sales, efficiencies, productivity and profitability through automation and process improvement. Exploring career opportunities for a challenging position in management or sales in which I can fully utilize my experience. Career Progression Thermoformed Products. Brook Park, Ohio 2007 - Present Owner Thermoforming sales, equipment sales and consulting for Thin and Heavy gauge thermoforming. Thermotech Plastics / Electro-Vax Plastics, Inc. Brook Park, Ohio 1992 - 2007 President / Owner Started Thermotech Plastics, Inc. in February 1992, a custom thermoforming company in a facility totaling 5K square feet, averaged 35 plus employee's, $32M in total sales. 7 rotaries 2 Single Stations 2 In Line Thin Gauge Thermoformers 6 Hyd.Presses 2 - 5 X 10 Thermwoods with 24"-36"Z Annual Sales of $3.8M 56K Sq. Ft. In House Tooling Products (Thermoformed & Pressure Formed): Automotive Components & Dunnage P.O.P Displays Horticultural Products Medical Electronics O.E.M Products Plumbing Products Machines: AAA Rotaries / Brown Rotaries / Comet Rotaries / GPM S.S's Thermwoods / Hyd.Presses / Router Stations / 1970 NRM Extruder - 60" sheet line 1965 NRM Extruder - 48" sheet line / In House Tooling Aurora National, Inc. Elyria, Ohio 1984 - 1985 / 1990 - 1992 Plant Manager - 1984 - 1985 Plant Manager / Sales / Product Development - 1990 - 1992 Company operated one thermoforming facility totaling roughly 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space for thin and heavy gauge thermoformed products. Sales during my employment went from $1.4M to $4.2M. Products: Automotive Dunnage P.O.P Displays Industrial Handling Products Medical Electronics O.E.M Products Plumbing Products Machines: Brown Rotary 48" X 72"/Cam Rotary 60" X 120"/Brown In Line 2025 Thermoformers Thermwoods / Hyd. Presses / Brown In Line 30" X 36" AAA 48" X 72" 4.5" 1968 NRM Extruder - 60" sheet line / Hyd.Presses Pattern Shop Responsibilities included Sales, product development and manage tooling projects. In the course of two years, I was also responsible for an increase of $2.75M in annual Sales. Plasti-Vax, Inc. Mentor, Ohio 1981 - 1984 / 1988 - 1990 Plant Manager - 1981 to 1984 Sales / Product Development, 1988 - 1990 Company grew over the years from 25 employees to 75 plus employee's, sales grew from $1M plus to over $8M. Company operated one thermoforming facility totaling roughly 52,000 square feet of manufacturing space for thin and heavy gauge thermoformed products. Company produced the following types of thermoformed products: Products (Thermoformed & Pressure Formed): Automotive Components & Dunnage P.O.P Displays Consumer Products Medical Electronics O.E.M Products Plumbing Products Machines: Comets / EMC / Brown Rotary / Cam Rotary / Double ended / Thermwoods / Hyd. Presses / In House Tooling Responsibilities included Sales, product development and tooling projects. In the course of two years, I was also responsible for an increase of $2.25M in annual sales (Sherwin Williams / Invacare medical / E.L Mustee). AMD Plastics, Inc. East lake, Ohio 1985 - 1988 Thermoforming Division Manager of Astro Model Development Company grew from 5 to 30 plus employee's while operating out of thermoforming facility under my leadership. Manufacturing facility grew from 10K to 24K square feet of manufacturing space for heavy gauge thermoformed products. We were a division of a company with 150 employee's with sales in excess of $7.5M. Company produced the following types of thermoformed products: Products (Thermoformed & Pressure Formed): Automotive Components & Dunnage P.O.P Displays Consumer Products Medical Electronics O.E.M Products Aerospace Products Machines: Cam Rotary 48" X 96" / Brown Rotary 48" X 120" / In House Pattern Shop Cam S.Station 48" X 72" / CNC Trimming / Hyd. Presses Responsibilities included Sales, product development, tooling, project scheduling, technicians / personnel training and trouble shooting thermoforming process. In the course of two years, I was responsible for an increase of $2M in annual sales. GM Plastics, Inc. Mentor, Ohio 1984 - 1985 Plant Manager With roughly 20 plus employee's, company operated one thermoforming facility totaling roughly 18,000 square feet of manufacturing space for heavy gauge thermoformed products. Company produced the following types of thermoformed products: Products: Automotive Components & Dunnage P.O.P Displays Handling Products Medical Electronics O.E.M Products Trade Show Exhibits Machines: AAA / Plasti-Vac / CNC Trimming / In House Tooling Responsibilities included product development, tooling, project scheduling, over seeing technicians / personnel training and trouble shooting of the thermoforming process. Electro - General Plastics, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio (EGP) 1977 - 1981 Set Up Technician / Assistant Supervisor Started as entry level Set Up Technician at this Thin / Heavy Gauge Midwest custom thermoforming facility. With roughly 150 plus employee's, company operated five thermoforming facilities totaling roughly 175,000 square feet of manufacturing space for thin and heavy gauge thermoformed products. With the type of experience the company provided, I rapidly Became knowledgeable in manufacturing the following types of thermoformed products: Products (Thermoformed & Pressure Formed): Automotive Dunnage (GM / Ford / Chrysler) Medical Components Consumer Products Automotive components (GM / Ford / Chrysler) Industrial Components Packaging Thin Gauge packaging P.O.P Display's Pressure Formed Components Equipment: Brown Rotaries - 48" X 72" X 24" Draw To 60" X 144" X 36" Draw (14) Brown S.Stations - 42" X 72" X 30" Draw To 48" X 120" X 36" Draw (11) Comet Rotaries - 48" X 96" X 24" Draw To 60" X 120" X 30" Draw (3) Auto-Vac thermoformers / EMC Thermoformer / EMC Thermoformers (Multiple) Brown - (5) - 2025 In Line Thermoformers (7) Thermwoods (3) Tooling Department (1) Multiple Hyd. Presses / Punch Presses / Router Stations (Multiple) * Responsibilities included project scheduling, over seeing technicians & personnel / personnel training and trouble shooting of the thermoforming process. Military: 1975 - 1977 Army, "A" Company 2/7 Cavalry, 1 St. Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Tx.

Interest/Speciality

Rubber and Plastic Products

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