Plaskolite, LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer of plastic sheet products, today named Jacob Haas Chief Commercial Officer, effective Dec. 28. Haas will oversee the organization’s Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service functions, reporting directly to CEO Ryan Schroeder.
Haas brings 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Plaskolite, most recently as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sun Hydraulics, where he was responsible for sales, product management, pricing, customer service, marketing, and application engineering. Prior to Sun Hydraulics, Haas spent time with Parker Hannifin and 3M in various sales and marketing leadership roles, including two years with 3M in Hong Kong on an expatriate assignment growing their Asia Pacific Traffic Safety business.
“I value the diverse global experience Jacob brings to our organization and look forward to the new perspectives he will offer and the positive impact he is sure to have on our sales and marketing efforts,” Schroeder said. “His proven success in earning mindshare in competitive distribution channels is a differentiator and will help us accelerate our growth plans.”
Haas has worked extensively in distribution and with OEMs, improving the customer experience and delivering innovative new products – areas that will continue to be a focus in his role as CCO.
“Plaskolite’s reputation speaks for itself, and I am excited to add to the success of the organization in any way I can,” Haas said. “It is rare to find a company in such a strong leadership position that still possesses significant room for growth. I look forward to working with Plaskolite’s outstanding leadership team to actualize that growth potential.”
Haas holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, and an MBA, from the University of Minnesota.