Peter Daood was born in Secaucus, N.J., and graduated from the City University of New York's John Jay College, where he studied criminal justice with minors in law and police studies.
He joined specialty plastics chemicals maker Royce Global in East Rutherford, N.J., where he worked in inside sales, then business development. He is now marketing and business development manager.
"Working for Royce was my first and only job in the plastics industry," Daood, 30, said in his Rising Stars survey. "I was interested in this industry because I learned of all the opportunities for a young individual in this industry. The plastics industry has a lot of growth opportunities on the commercial side as well as technical sales."
At Royce, he leads the company's marketing efforts and new business development as it continues to grow.
Daood said his greatest achievement has been growing his "book of business through networking at industry events and building relationships with customers."