Press Release

Star Plastics Names Daniel T. McMullen CEO

Ravenswood, West Virginia – January 9, 2024 – Star Plastics, an industry leading custom compounder of engineering-grade thermoplastics, has named Daniel T. McMullen as chief executive officer. He has held the position interim CEO since September and began his Star Plastics career as vice president of finance and corporate development in 2022.

“Dan brings over 30 years of management, leadership and product development to this role,” said Carr T. Preston, managing director of Akoya Capital Partners, member of Star Plastics’ board of directors. “He also has experience fostering cultures of innovation and growth and solid experience in his prior roles at Star.”

McMullen’s background is in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, having co-founded the business that became CMC Materials, Inc., a supplier of critical materials to the semiconductor industry. He has served as vice president of RRTC, Inc. and the Rippey Corporation as well as holding various director level positions for the Boston based Cabot Corporation. McMullen holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science from Tufts University in chemical engineering. As an undergraduate, he majored in chemistry at U. of Cincinnati. His continuing education experience has included Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Tools Implementation certifications. He has authored numerous articles and presentations for industry journals, symposiums and conferences.

“In the past two years Star Plastics has made significant investments in new technologies and capabilities that have it well positioned for future growth,” McMullen said. “As a solution provider in sustainable materials, we anticipate a growing need for our reNova™ recycled-content compounds. What started as a recycling company 35 years ago has now grown into a superior provider of custom compounds based on prime and recycled engineering-grade thermoplastic resins.”

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About Star Plastics – Star Plastics creates custom compounds for engineering-grade thermoplastics with special emphasis on recycled and UL-approved materials. Its Orion ™ engineered resins are made from prime materials and offer high-performance, custom design and functionality such as UV protection, flame retardants and custom color. Its reNova™ line of recycled-content resins, including third-party validated materials, helps customers meet their sustainability goals. The company serves a variety of industries including consumer electronics, electrical, lighting, appliances transportation, packaging, furniture, industrial and telecommunications. The company maintains plants in Ravenswood and Millwood, West Virginia with manufacturing worldwide.

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