Introducing Gem City Plastic Equipment

Gem City Plastic Machinery is our new sales representation in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Gem City also carries an extensive line of auxiliary equipment to address processor needs.

With more than 75 years of collective experience in the injection molding industry, Gem City operates from multiple office locations close to their customers. Nick Rajkovich is located in Brecksville, Ohio; Dirk Aikin is located in Maplewood, Ohio and Scott Balcom is located in Plainfield, Indiana.

“The strong machine line matches up well with the processors in our territory based on the end markets and plastic products often being manufactured. The proximity of the Absolute Haitian Ohio Tech Center is another benefit for our customers,” said Nick Rajkovich, President of Gem City Plastic Equipment.  

 Bell joins Ontario rep agency

Our sales force in Ontario has expanded with the addition of industry veteran Steve Bell. Bell is teaming with Shadow Automation’s Larry Bonehill to better serve injection molders in the region. Bell will cover western Ontario while Bonehill will be responsible for eastern Ontario.

Bell’s experience goes as far back as 1976, when he worked for his father’s company, Molder’s Supply. Since then, he mostly sold injection molding machines and is very familiar with the needs of Canadian molders. 

 Rodriguez joins Progressive in California

Brigitte Rodriguez has joined Dan O’Neal and Progressive Equipment Sales in southern California. Rodriguez is a 16-year manufacturing professional with stints as a quality assurance engineer, project engineer, senior manufacturing engineer, project manager, and production supervisor at companies such as Plastic Ingenuity, Plastic Enterprises, Dayton Superior and Rain Bird.

Rodriguez is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is a Lean Bronze certificate holder. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Industrial Technology Management and Plastics Processing Technology.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with Gem City Plastics, Steve Bell and Brigitte Rodriguez, representatives who bring experience and a passion for the industry to the benefit of our customers,” said Glenn Frohring, one of the owners of Absolute Haitian.

Visit our website for a complete list and contact information for all of our sales representatives.