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DRi_TEMPLATE BASEDirect Recruiters is an executive search firm that recruits high-impact employees for organizations and their suppliers in the USA plastics industry. DRI provides plastics companies and their suppliers with executive search, recruitment, board search, private equity search, interim placement & staffing services to fill plastics jobs. For recruiting assistance, placement assistance or to be considered for a plastics job, please contact our plastics recruiter, David Peterson at 440-996-0590 or

Finding Top Talent

DRI has a long history of assisting clients through our industry-specific concentration within the Plastics industry. We have led the way in providing executive search, staffing, plastics interim placement, flexible packaging interim placement, consulting services and solutions. In addition, DRI's plastics executive search specialists are experienced in working with Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity firms to recruit their portfolio company leaders and teams. DRI has a reputation for delivering qualified candidates quickly and professionally when filling a mission-critical position.

The Plastics industry includes thermoplastics, polyurethanes, thermosets, adhesives, coatings and sealants, and is extremely important to a variety of industries. In order to survive in today’s business environment and continue to thrive in the Plastics industry, companies need a solid base of the right employees and executives to continue the planned growth of their businesses. DRI plastics recruiters have the experience and ability to fill the critical roles within plastics organizations. The executive recruiters at DRI place candidates in CEO, C-Suite, Board and senior-level positions at Plastics companies all across the United States. DRI executive recruiters are some of the best in the business at filling job openings for U.S. based plastics businesses organizations. DRI plastics recruiters source specialists in the plastics industry that are extremely skilled and experienced.

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Plastics Industry Recruiting Areas of Focus

Primary Processing Machinery / Equipment:

  • Injection Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Rotational Molding
  • Recycling
  • Other

Auxiliary Equipment:

  • Conveying
  • Material Handling
  • Drying
  • Feeding / Blending
  • Size Reduction
  • Temperature Control
  • Granulators
  • Other

Rigid Packaging:

  • Blow Molding
  • Thermoforming
  • Injection Molding
  • Foam
  • Film / Sheet Extrusion
  • Other

Processors (Non-Packaging):

  • Rotational Molding
  • Pipe / Profile / Tubing
  • Recycling
  • Compression Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Thermoforming
  • Other


  • Polymers
  • Resins
  • Master Batch
  • Compounding
  • CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers)
  • Other

Plastics Roles We Place

The DRI executive search team is comprised of Senior Recruiters and Research Associates who have a thorough understanding of the Plastics industry, current job market, and what it takes to fill an open position. On a daily basis, we are in contact with executive management and hiring authorities looking to recruit and hire top industry professionals including:

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Get in Touch with Our Team

To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment, contact David Peterson, Managing Partner & Recruitment Director of Plastics & Flexible Packaging: 440-996-0590 or and connect with David on LinkedIn.

David Peterson
Managing Partner of Plastics & Flexible Packaging
Plastics Executive Recruiter
CEO, C-Suite, Board, Private Equity Search

Dan Miller
Partner & Recruitment Director of Label & Narrow Web and Flexography
Plastics Executive Recruiter

John Manila
Industrial Recruiter
Plastics Recruiter

Max Resnik
Plastics Executive Recruiter

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