Rappaport joined CMAI in August 1999. During his 20-plus years in the plastics and polymers industry, he has held various positions in customer service, field sales, national account management, product management, business management, and new business development for such companies as American Hoechst - Huntsman Chemical, Webster Industries, Cain Chemical - Occidental Chemical, Himont - Montell Polyolefins and Westlake Polymers.
He has extensive experience with numerous thermoplastic materials, fabricating processes and markets.
He has been involved in the business planning and commercial development of major new capacity in the polyolefins business, and has spearheaded several cross-functional business teams consisting of research and development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and technical service.
Rappaport has been an active member in the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Flexible Packaging Association, the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., and the Plastic Bag Association.
Howard is responsible for CMAI's polymer consulting services as they pertain to LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and PP. His contributes to the ·Monomers and Global Plastics & Polymers Consulting Services,Ã¶ ·World Light Olefins Analysis,Ã¶ ·World Polyolefins AnalysisÃ¶ and various single-client studies for CMAI's Proprietary Services Division.
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