Prior to forming PS&I, Doug Caster and John Phillips were Principals of Plast-O-Meric Inc and its associated companies until their sale in 1998. Plast-O-Meric Inc. created the industry benchmarks for quality, problem-solving, customer service, integrity and partnerships in vinyl plastisols and vinyl molding powders, vinyl coating powders, screen printing inks and urethane systems.  Mike Maly brings experience in plastisol formulation and technical support, additionally, Mike Maly brings extensive experience and knowledge of other Polymer Chemistry.  Mark Durana brings experience from PVC resin sales.

B.S. Chemistry and Business – University of Toledo
Over 35 years of vinyl formulating, manufacturing and processing experience
Instrumental in the growth of Plast-O-Meric’s Ohio Operations; rising to the role of Vice-President
Manager of PolyOne Plastisol Business Unit
Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Past Chairman of the Vinyl Formulators Division of SPI

B.S. Biology – Cleveland State University
Over 30 years of selling experience in the Chemical Industry with over 20 of those years in the polymer arena.
Experience in selling and recommending specialty PVC resins manufactured by Borden Chemicals & Plastics, Formosa Plastics and Mexichem (GEON).  This broad knowledge base is key in identifying the variables in performance and application of the different resins.  Previously involved in SPI and Chemical Fabrics and Film Association.

B.S. Chemistry and Business – University of Wisconsin
Over 20 years of experience with Plast-O-Meric, PolyOne, Bostik, and Essential Industries
Experience in vinyl plastisols, 2K polyurethane systems, hot melt reactive polyurethanes, PSA polymers, polymer synthesis, and waterbased 1K and 2K coating systems
Polymer synthesis experience in polyurethane prepolymers, polyurethane dispersions, and polyacrylic emulsions
Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers

B.S. Chemistry- St. Norbert College
Over 40 years of experience in vinyl and related polymer development and processing
Ten years as President of Plast-O-Meric Inc.
Former General Manager of PolyOne Formulators Group
Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers