Fred Piercy is Appointed President & General Manager of R&B Plastics Machinery LLC
SALINE, Mich., October 29, 2014 – R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC, a leading engineering and manufacturing supplier of blow molding machines, single-screw extruders, and rebuild and upgrade services for blow molders and extruders, has announced the appointment of Fred Piercy, a 21-year veteran of the plastics packaging industry, as President & General Manager.
Piercy recently served as Business Director for Amcor Rigid Plastics Inc., Diversified Products Group. Amcor is a leading supplier of consumer-driven, rigid plastic packaging for the world’s most popular brands in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal/home care industries. Piercy brings in-depth experience in the plastics packaging industry having held management, sales, engineering, and manufacturing positions in the industry for over 21 years.
“I’m thrilled to be joining R&B during this exciting period of growth and look forward to expanding our business opportunities in a range of markets,” said Piercy. He has served in commercial and operations management with experience in team building, commercial account management, financial management, problem solving, engineering project management, and continuous improvement of manufacturing operations. Among his broad duties at Amcor, Piercy was business director of distilled spirits products and director of manufacturing engineering and custom business operations.
The packaging market represents a large percentage of R&B’s customer base, including food/beverage, personal care, medical, motor oil/lubricants, household cleaners, lawn/agricultural chemicals, and more. R&B’s sister company, Monroe Mold, specializes in molds and tooling for the blow molding market, specifically for polyolefin packaging products.