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TEKNOR APEX APPOINTS MIKE PATEL AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE VINYL DIVISION

Mike Patel

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., December 11, 2013: Teknor Apex Company has promoted Mike Patel to the position of director of marketing and business development for the Vinyl Division, it was announced today by Louis R. Cappucci, vice president.

Mr. Patel will direct marketing on a global basis, be responsible for product development strategy, and coordinate marketing, sales, technical, and manufacturing activities to ensure successful commercialization. His responsibilities will include such Vinyl Division brands as Apex? flexible and rigid vinyl, BioVinyl™ compounds containing bio-based plasticizers, Flexalloy? vinyl elastomers, Fireguard? low-flame, low-smoke wire and cable compounds, and Halguard® halogen-free compounds for wire and cable..

“Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated exceptional strength as a business manager and leader in new product development,” said Mr. Cappucci. “His experience in working with international customers will be of great value for Teknor Apex’s program of global growth.”

Mike Patel joined Teknor Apex in 2004 as the Vinyl Division industry manager for wire and cable. He came to Teknor Apex after working for three years with The Ruggles Group, a consulting business. Previously he had spent twenty years at Madison Cable Corp., where he held positions in general management, business development, technology, quality assurance, and operations. He started his professional career at Essex International, where he carried out responsibilities in engineering and technical management over an eight-year period.

Mr. Patel holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bombay, a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute.

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The VINYL DIVISION of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries. Parent company Teknor Apex operates manufacturing facilities around the world and sells in 90 countries. Six of the eight Teknor Apex business units focus on plastics compounding, including bioplastics; color concentrates; nylon; thermoplastic elastomers; toll and specialty compounds; and vinyl. Visit www.teknorapex.com.

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Address all mail inquiries to Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-800-554-9892. Fax: 1-401-729-0166. E-mail: vinyl@teknorapex.com.