Plastics industry veteran Lee Falgoust, who helps manufacturers develop products, has set up a recruiting division to match people and companies.
Falgoust founded Crosslink Technology Group LLC of Willow Grove, Pa., in 2004. It has offered technical and management consulting services, manufacturers' representation and brokering.
``A lot of companies that come through the door are from the plastics world that's our forte. We're very good at helping develop new products,'' he said in a Dec. 11 telephone interview.
Through his involvement with the various aspects of engineering, product design, tooling and manufacturing, Falgoust said he's found veteran plastics people who are available to help firms worldwide.
``I actually have a number of people in the network, people I've worked with and friends that are highly qualified plastic people that through industry consolidation are in transition,'' he said.
Falgoust has worked with recruiters in the past and will continue to do so, but he said he sees a newfound urgency to help people and companies.
``My desire is to try to stabilize the plastics industry in the bad economy. That's what I've done over many years I put a company in position to survive and thrive in the industry,'' he said.
Falgoust said he already has a few hundred resumes and is seeking to line up people ``who would have an immediate impact'' with firms that have job openings ranging from operators and toolmakers to senior management positions.
Falgoust, a former sales and marketing director for New England injection molder GI Plastek, said he has more than 25 years of plastics experience, including as a business development manager.