Plaskolite LLC (“Plaskolite”), a North American manufacturer of engineering thermoplastic sheet and profile products, announces the appointment of Charlie Crew, an experienced plastics and specialty materials industry leader, as Senior Advisor.
In this role, Mr. Crew will collaborate with Plaskolite’s management team to identify compelling growth opportunities through strategic acquisitions, as well as strengthening the company’s value proposition to its customers.
“[Crew’s] industry experience and expertise make him a strong partner to support Plaskolite’s continued growth,” said Ryan Schroeder, President and CEO of Plaskolite. “With Charlie’s support, we will identify new opportunities to grow our market footprint and enhance the high-quality products and services we provide our customers.”
“I am thrilled to advise Plaskolite as the company continues to strengthen its leading position in the global specialty materials industry,” said Crew. “Plaskolite is recognized across its markets for the quality of its products, commitment to its customers and highly talented team.
“I look forward to working closely with Ryan and Plaskolite’s leadership team to explore exciting opportunities for growth and expansion.”
“Pritzker Private Capital is thrilled to continue our successful partnership with Plaskolite and pleased to welcome Charlie to the PPC and Plaskolite families,” added Terry Sutter, Operating Partner – Manufactured Products at Pritzker Private Capital. “I am confident Ryan, Charlie, and the entire Plaskolite team will continue the Company’s expansion into new end-markets while strengthening its customer relationships.”
Crew has worked in various roles in the chemical and plastics industry for more than forty years. Prior to joining Plaskolite, he spent nearly thirty years at GE Plastics, holding senior leadership roles in commercial operations, managing global ventures, and leading the Company’s European operations. At GE Plastics, Crew oversaw the Company’s sale to SABIC and subsequent integration efforts.
Previously Crew served as President & CEO of SABIC Innovative Plastics and EVP of SABIC Company. He has also held numerous Board of Director roles, including currently with the Handgard Company, A&R Logistics and Unistress, as well as former Board seats with DuBois Chemicals, SABIC Company, and the American Chemistry Council.