OSTBURG, Wis., April 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Dutchland Plastics, LLC (“The Netherlands” or the “Company”), a leading contract manufacturer of custom rotomolded plastic products, today announced the appointment of Dan Bohnsack as the new CFO. This is the latest in a series of strategic steps Dutchland has taken over the past two years to strengthen its management team in order to prudently increase its market share in the custom plastics sector. The appointment of Mr. Bohnsack follows four other seasoned industry veterans joining the company – Raka Rao as managing director, Bill Bayer as operations manager, Jeff Lucas as Vice President for Sales and Marketing and Jessica Peterson as HR manager.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome these talented new team members to the Dutchland family,” said George Kollitides, Lead Director of Dutchland and partner of the company’s private equity sponsor, A&M Capital Opportunities. “Together, these important additions will ensure that the Dutchland leadership team has the right talent to execute all aspects of the company’s growth strategy.”
Mr. Bohnsack has more than 20 years of experience as a finance manager. Prior to joining Dutchland, he led cross-cultural global teams and held a variety of finance, accounting and treasury positions for companies including DealerShop, Letica (part of Berry Global), Humanetics, Honeywell and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“At Dutchland, Dan Bohnsack will play a leading role in directing the strategic and operational management of our accounting, finance and IT functions as well as overseeing the advancement of our ERP systems, “said Raka Rao, CEO of Dutchland. “Throughout his career, Dan has proven to be an effective leader and trustworthy partner with many years of experience in building elite teams, which makes him a perfect addition to the company. In my short time at Dutchland I have loved the commitment and the Skills impressed. ” of our talented team to deliver a wide range of high quality, customized solutions to our customers. I look forward to working closely with Dan and the rest of the executive team to lead Dutchland to continued success and future growth. “
Mr Bohnsack in the Dutchland Executive Leadership Team includes:
Raka Rao – CEO
Raka has over 25 years of experience building and running companies in a wide range of industries including electronics, healthcare, industrial and automotive. During his tenure as CEO, Raka oversaw significant improvements in profitability, productivity and quality control. Before joining Dutchland, Raka held executive positions at Filtration Group and Danaher. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Wayne State University and a Certificate in Global Supply Chain Optimization from the Kellogg School of Business.
William ‘Bill’ Bayer – COO
Bill has over 25 years of manufacturing, operations, and general management experience. His track record of delivering significant sales and earnings improvements spans a number of different markets and multinational corporations. Previously, Bill led global operations and the supply chain for DJO Global. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MS in Engineering Management, both from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Jeff Lucas – VP, Sales and Marketing
Jeff brings over 20 years of experience with plastics to Dutchland. He has a proven track record of driving strategic sales, marketing, and profit growth and mentoring his teams. Prior to joining Dutchland, Jeff was Vice President of Sales at Flambeau Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mansfield University.
Jessica Peterson – Director, Human Resources
Jess has over a decade of experience developing human capital strategies for businesses, including overseeing initiatives related to recruitment and selection, employee relationships, benefits management, and training and development. Previously, Jess was Global Director of Human Capital at Construction Forms, Inc. and Human Resources Specialist at ACUITY. During her time at ACUITY, the company received several cultural awards, including being selected as a top employer in the USA. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources Management by Management Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Business from St. Norbert College.
More information about Dutchland can be found at www.dutchland.com.
ABOUT DUTCH PLASTICS
Headquartered in Oostburg, Wisconsin, Dutchland Plastics (“Dutchland”) is a leading contract manufacturer of custom rotomolded plastic products. The company has been manufacturing high-quality plastic products – from kayaks to cool boxes, climbing frames to furniture – in its state-of-the-art factories in Wisconsin and New York for almost half a century. Established in 1967, Dutchland prides itself on serving both domestic and international companies from a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, the leisure, commercial, outdoor, food and beverage, furniture and shipping industries. More information about Dutchland can be found at www.dutchland.com.
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