Direct Recruiters, Inc. assists top companies in filling key positions within the Plastics and Flexible Packaging Industry.

DRI has a long history of assisting clients through our industry-specific concentration within the Plastics industry. We have led the way in providing recruiting, staffing, executive search, placement, and consulting services and solutions. DRI has a reputation for delivering qualified candidates quickly and professionally when filling a mission-critical position.

In order to survive in today’s business environment and continue to be competitive and thrive in the Plastics industry, your company will need a solid base of the right employees and executives to keep pace and continue the planned growth of your company. DRI has the experience and ability to fill the missing pieces of your team.

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davePortrait[1]To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment, contact David Peterson, Managing Partner & Director of Plastics & Flexible Packaging: 440-996-0590 or and connect with David on LinkedIn. David is also a contributing Blogger for SPE’s THE CHAIN, Career Center.

David Peterson has been asked to be a guest speaker at the Plastics News 2017 Executive Forum, March 27-29, Naples, Florida.  His topic of How to Attract & Retain a New Generation of Workers, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 2:05p.  Click to register.

On a national basis, we serve the following Plastics categories:

Primary Processing Equipment & Auxiliary Equipment:

  • Blow Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Foam Processing
  • Rotational Molding/Rotomolding


  • Chemicals
  • Additives
  • Masterbatches
  • Resins
  • Compounds
  • Thermoplastics
  • Colors

Rigid Plastics:

  • Bottles & Containers
  • Caps & Closures
  • Film & Sheet
  • PET
  • Rigid Packaging
  • Thermoforming


  • Blow Molding
  • Extruders
  • Thermoforming
  • Injection Molding
  • Rotational Molding
  • Recycling


  • Extrusion Dies
  • Hot Runner Systems
  • Injection Molds
  • Thermoforming Molds

Decorating & Finishing:

  • Corona Treaters
  • In Mold Labeling
  • Plasma Treating
  • Adhesives

As the face of this industry continues to grow and evolve, DRI understands that your company will require the right Plastics professionals with special talents and proven experience. DRI is able to quickly source, identify, attract, recruit, and secure those key individuals who will make a difference to your organization especially in these positions, at all levels:

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Product Development
Members of SPI

Members of SPE

David is a contributing Blogger for SPE’s THE CHAIN, Career Center

Recap of NPE 2015

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Positive Candidate Experience Important in HiringPlastics News

Tradeshows of Interest:
PlasTec West
PlasTec East
PlasTec Midwest
PlasTec South
Pack Expo

Trade Publications:
Plastics News
Society of Plastics Engineers
Plastics Technology Online
Plastics Today Latest News
Plastics Business

Trade Associations:
Society of Plastics Engineers
Society of the Plastics Industry

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