Corporate Vision July 2017

20 CORPORATE VISION / July 2017 , Mar-Bal, Inc., headquartered in Chagrin Falls, OH, is a compounder andmoulder of Thermoset composite products. Recently, they received the 2017 Excellence inManufacturing - Best in Finished Plastic Products accolade, after whichwe interviewed the firm’s Director of Global Marketing, Ron Poff to find out more. Break the Mould Since 1970, Mar-Bal has engineered and manufactured quality, customised materials and parts, while delivering unmatched client cost-effectiveness through superior customer service and commitment to the total value. The firm’s Industry Director – industrial, electrical and new Business development and director of global marketing, Ron Poff reveals more about the firm’s work and their all-important mission statement. “Mar-Bal serves the appliance, electrical and industrial marketplaces from their five facilities in North America and China. Mar-Bal, an ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company, continues to develop innovative products and has a portfolio of brands and proprietary products. “We are a provider of BMC Thermoset Composites and we continue to research and formulate advanced materials, develop innovative products and have a portfolio of brands and proprietary products so we can deliver composite solutions and enable our customer’s technology and success. “Our mission statement is to develop and manufacture engineered composites, that will create value for our customers and all stakeholders (employees and communities). Our vision is to be the premier thermoset composite solutions provider in the industrial and appliance markets and to grow in new markets with great people and efficient operations along the way.” Ron Poff is the firm’s Industry Director – industrial, electrical and new business development and director of global marketing. Ron joined Mar-Bal, Inc. in November 2008 as a new business development manager, responsible for growing Mar- Bal’s proprietary products. He has since had increasing responsibilities since joining, including most recently, serving as the director of global marketing and brands. Ron explains more about his career background and his more recent activities in the firm. “In January 2017, I was promoted to the role of industry director and director of global marketing, where I led the sales teams serving the electrical, industrial and rail markets for custom moulding. This increased the growth and success of Mar-Bal’s proprietary products, Standoff Insulators and Fire Resistant Wastebaskets. In addition, I was responsible for new business development and innovation within new markets. I am also responsible for Mar-Bal’s corporate marketing activities including communications, brand development and product management. “Prior to joining Mar-Bal in 2008, I led global sourcing activities in support of new product development at Pfizer, Spectrum Brands and Newell-Rubbermaid. I have over 25 years of new product development and global business development experience, including strong global marketing skills and achieving professional recognition by The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM). I currently serve as a professional Vice-President on the National Council for Pi Sigma Epsilon and on the board of directors for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoset Division. I am also a member of the American Composites Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA) Marketing Committee, the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the American Legion. “I was recognised in February 2017 as a Distinguished Marketing Sales award (DMSA) honouree, by SME Cleveland. I hold an M.S. in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University, a Graduate Certificate in eMarketing from The University of Virginia and a B.S. in Business Management from University of Phoenix. I am a veteran of the US Navy and Reserves and I currently reside near Blacksburg, VA.” Mar-Bal, Inc. is a solutions and value added company, that is making a difference in the ever- changing world in which we live. In closing, Ron is keen to expand the role of the employees, the company culture and how the firm is a leader in their industry. “Our employees have the opportunity to do exciting and fascinating work building materials and components helping our customers produce innovative products that you use every day. “Mar-Bal provides truly innovative engineering solutions to solve our customers’ technical challenges. Our company culture strives to move quickly and be agile. We hire the best and work to develop great talent that wants to grow, contribute and make a difference, in a fun, award winning and challenging environment. “As an industry leader, Mar- Bal is positioned in growth and global markets. Our solutions and quality focused work are found everywhere. Our materials and components are in the appliances that you and your family use, on the trains that transport goods and services for our global economy and they are used by the organisations that provide the energy our modern society relies on thereby consistently providing reliability, dependability and product safety among many other key performances.” 1706CV04 Name: Ron Poff, Industry Director – Industrial, Electrical and New Business Development and Director of Global Marketing Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 10095 Queens Way, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 USA Telephone: +1 440 543 7526