Tim Womer, former chief technology officer at Xaloy Inc. and a 37-year veteran of the screw and barrel industry, has started a consulting firm called TWWomer and Associates LLC.
Womer was president of the Society of Plastics Engineers for the 2006-07 year.
His Edinburg firm specializes in all forms of plastics processing equipment, including extrusion, injection molding and blow molding, with a primary focus on plasticating design and processing. TWWomer also offers in-house training seminars and expert witness services, the firm said in a news release.
R&B Plastics Machinery LLC in Saline, Mich., has retained Womer as a process consultant and to handle screw design as it launches its line of Max Impact brand of feed screws.
He has designed thousands of plasticating components used in all areas of single-screw plastics processing. His designs have received patents for innovations with screws, screw mixers and other components. His experience includes heat-transfer rolls.
March 4 was Womer's last day at Xaloy, based in New Castle, Pa.
Womer said he and Xaloy mutually agreed that he would start his own consulting firm. Womer joined Xaloy in 2003, when Xaloy bought New Castle Industries Inc. He also has held positions in engineering and research and development at screw and barrel maker Spirex Corp., auxiliary equipment company Conair Group Inc. and extruder maker NRM Corp.
He has been an independent consultant before, from 1998-2000.
This gives me the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in different areas of plastics and allows me to be more creative, which is what really motivates me, Womer said.
His career started at New Castle Industries in 1974.