experienced engineers, researchers and scientist in the plastic color compounding business
Anthony Kasmer - Founder & CEO
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Drexel University. Retired U.S. Navy Officer. Plastics industry technical marketing and sales veteran of companies such as Rohm & Haas, and a plastics processing entrepreneur with an enviable record for creating and operating value-added companies in extrusion and plastics compounding.
James Figaniak - Founder & President
B.S. Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, Drexel University. Member of SPE Board of Directors - Color and Appearances Division and past President of SPE Delaware Valley Division. Oversees Sales & Marketing. Responsible for both the U.S. and China plants.
Christopher Kasmer - Founder & Vice President
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Drexel University. Oversees manufacturing operations and materials purchasing. Instrumental in equipment selection and product processing methodology.
Nina Laushell - Secretary/Treasurer
B.S. Business with emphasis on Marketing and Operations, University of Delaware. Oversees the financial functions of both the U.S. and China plants. Instrumental in IT development of company systems software. Joined LTL in 1993. Became a partner in 2004.
Philip Dix - Medical Marketing & Development Manager
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University. Over 30 years with Rohm & Haas/ AtoChem/Atofina in various technical roles including production & process engineering, quality management, product development, and 5 years as Altuglas Technical Marketing Manager for Asia-Pacific based at Kyoto Technical Center. Focused on development and sales of ColorRx™ medical resin product line. Joined LTL in January 2004.
Don Hone - Business Manager
B.S. Industrial/Mechanical Engineering, Trenton State. MBA, Rider University. Manage OEM accounts, develop new products and new application/market opportunities. Coordinate LTL technical development activities and direct sales responsibility for strategic customers. Over 27 years experience in the plastics industry. Joined LTL in October 2008.
Jim Kokinda - Sales Representative
B.A. History, Butler University. Will focus on sales and new product development of ColorFast® product line in Northeast U.S. Over 20 years sales experience with Trelleborg AB in the aerospace, industrial, and marine markets in projects involving proprietary elastomers, fluoroelastomers, perfluoroelastomers, and fluoropolymers. Joined LTL in 2011.
Houping Yin - Polymer Research Scientist
B.S. Engineering and M.S. Applied Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry, Drexel University. Manages new product development and formulation improvement. Joined LTL in 2006.
Shannon Powell - Technical Services/Q.A. Manager
B.S. Polymer Science, Pennsylvania State University. Experience primarily in product development and support. Provides technical services to customers and manages Q.A. Department. Joined LTL in 1996.
Jon Troy - Operations Manager
Experience includes positions in Q.C., Lab Testing, Color Lab Management, Color Matching, and most recently Operations Manager in charge of all U.S. plant and lab operations. Joined LTL in 1994.
Robert Bissinger, C.P.A. - Chief Financial Officer
B.S. Business Administration/Accounting, Saint Francis University. MBA Finance, Rider University. Manage finances and accounting for both U.S. and China. Joined LTL in June 2006.