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Application Development Engineer
Sean Mertes, Conventus Polymers LLC
Conventus Polymers LLC has announced the appointment of Sean Mertes as Application Development Engineer, based in Minneapolis, Minn. Mertes will be responsible for managing ongoing and new commercial projects with OEMs and molders in the upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota). In addition, he will provide technical service for the Western region and lead a series of technical webinars on a variety of topics including processing, high-performance polymer chemistries, mold flow, and more.
Mertes was formerly an Application Development Engineer at AMCO Polymers, focused on large strategic captive and non-captive OEMs. Prior to that, he was in sales with Polymer Technologies & Services covering the upper Midwest. Mertes started in plastics distribution with Nexeo Plastics (formerly Ashland Distribution) with 14 years as a Senior Technical Service Representative followed by two years as an Application Development Engineer. Prior to resin distribution, he worked for six years as a plastics engineer at Falcon Plastics, a custom injection molder.
Mertes holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University. He is a graduate of the American Injection Molding Institute (AIM) and is involved with the local chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).