Bert Lederer is responsible for overall management of Teknor Apex Co.´s vinyl, thermoplastic elastomer and specialty compounding divisions, as well as colorants maker Teknor Color Co. He has been with the Pawtucket, R.I., organization for 28 years. Prior to assuming an executive role with the company, he served in sales and product management positions involving plastic compounds and color concentrates.
Lederer is a graduate of Tufts University, with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, and an MBA from Boston University.
Teknor Apex, founded in 1924, specializes in custom compounding of rubber and plastics, and also makes chemicals and consumer goods such as garden hose and floor matting. The privately held firm employs 2,400 in 11 locations, including one in Southeast Asia – Singapore Polymer Corp., which it acquired in October 2001 and recently expanded to 18 compounding lines and 100,000 square feet.