Bob Eller is President of Robert Eller Associates LLC (REA).
REA provides technical, market and economic analysis to support management decision-making, and strategy formulation in the plastics, TPE and rubber industries often at the advanced R-D/early commercialization interface. TPEs are one of REA’s consulting specialties.
His company has operations in Akron, Ohio (USA), Asia Pacific and Europe. Bob and his associates have carried out numerous technology, strategy, pricing forecasts, product positioning analyses (usually at the advanced R/D-early commercialization interface) and acquisition support.
His company is currently working on:
-Assisting clients with identifying opportunities for product innovation and the innovation process
-Positioning new TPEs and their fabrication technologies
-Acquisition candidates in the global plastics and rubber markets
-The evolving role of thermoplastic composites and fabrication technologies
-Innovation opportunities in the packaging industries
-Positioning of new polyolefin, TPE and compound technologies in automotive
- Assessment of compounders in the Asia/Pacific region
Bob is a graduate of M.I.T.in Chemical Engineering and has an M.S. in Polymer Science and Chemical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic.
His employment experience includes ExxonMobil, A. D. Little, Phillip Townsend Associates, Charles River Associates (Vice President), Multibase (a French/U.S. TPE compounding company- General Manager) and Robert Eller Associates LLC which he established in 1991.
Bob holds 4 patents in the plastics materials and process areas.