Wayne, Pa. (May 8, 2018) —Tekni-Plex, Inc. has announced that Dan Lazas has joined the company as senior director, sales optimization—medical components.
The newly-created position will support Tekni-Plex’s recently-acquired Dunn Industries (a leader in using custom, precision, advanced-material extrusion to produce tight-tolerance medical tubing and other related, specialized medical components), as well as its long-standing Natvar medical tubing business.
Tekni-Plex has earned leading positions in the medical tubing and compound market segments through its Natvar and Colorite businesses. The company’s goal is to continuously create value for its medical technology customers by bringing new products to market that will assist them in meeting performance and commercialization objectives.
“Dan is a sales and business-development executive with proven success in growing polymer technology businesses in medical and pharmaceutical markets. He has extensive knowledge of medical polymers and manufacturing processes and applications, with specific knowledge in growth-oriented adjacent markets. Dan will work directly with the Dunn organization and collaborate with the Natvar and Colorite business teams, our team in China, the global technology organization and the corporate development/M&A team, to help add value to our medical device customers,” said Steve Penn, senior vice president, sales and marketing.
Most recently, as the principal for the Lazas Marketing Group, Lazas provided strategic planning, comprehensive marketing and sales training for polymer technology companies serving the medical device markets. Prior to this, he served as vice president, sales and marketing for PolyMedex Discovery Group, a leader in advanced polymer materials and complex medical tubing. Lazas also brings global experience to the position, having been based previously in Taiwan as regional manager, Greater China for Greene Tweed & Co.
Lazas earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.