May 15, 2023

Special Report by Jordan Vitick

Alyssa Rohr, 34

Product Manager
Teknor Apex Co.

Alyssa Rohr was interested in joining the plastics industry “because of how it impacts so many different areas we touch every day, of which many are unaware.”

“Since I started in the plastics industry, I am often surprised by how many markets we influence and are a part of. I love sharing with those outside of the industry where they are interacting with plastics every day and how necessary they are to our economy,” she said.

Rohr earned a bachelor’s degree in energy, business and finance with a minor in economics from Pennsylvania State University. Her role as product manager for Pawtucket, R.I.-based materials firm Teknor Apex Co. is her first in the plastics industry. Previous positions have included application engineer and business analyst for The Linde Group and product manager for BASF.

“I think as a product manager, in a new role at this company,” Rohr said, “I am in a very special position where I can bring some new ideas to the company and industry, and I hope that work continues.”

Rohr, who said her current challenge is integrating new processes to create efficiency, continues to network with current and previous employees “to learn about new career trends and opportunities.”

“I think networking with others is a great way to learn about positions that you may not have thought fit for you before,” she said. “Most of my resume showcases a lot of different roles, and I think it’s very important to try different functions and industries to find what you will be happy with.”

Outside of work, Rohr is involved with United Way and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.


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