Manufacturing veteran Jennifer Bryan has acquired OptiColor Inc., the compounding firm that she joined in 2012.
Bryan bought Huntington Beach, Calif.-based OptiColor from Daniel Neufeld, who founded the business in 1995. Bryan had been OptiColor's sales and marketing manager and now will serve as president and CEO.
"This is the cherry on top," Bryan said in a March 18 interview with Plastics News. "I've had a career goal of owning my own company."
OptiColor makes compounds based on polycarbonate, acrylic, nylon and other engineering resins for eyewear, medical, lighting and similar markets. The firm employs 35 at a 22,000-square-foot location and has annual sales of between $10 million and $15 million.
Neufeld is retiring after a total of more than 45 years in the plastics industry.