Name Matthew Kuwatch
Organisation Aurora Plastics
Position VP of Marketing and Business Development

Mr. Kuwatch is vice president, marketing and business development, for Aurora Plastics LLC, located in Streetsboro, Ohio.  He joined the company in September 2014.

Before joining Aurora Plastics, Mr. Kuwatch spent five years as a global business director within the engineered polymers business segment of The Lubrizol Corporation.  His 21 years of experience include positions in finance, business planning, marketing, business development and business management for The Sherwin-Williams Company, The B.F. Goodrich Company, Noveon Inc., and Lubrizol.  Eighteen of his years have involved work in vinyl.

Mr. Kuwatch holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.  He also has a master of business administration, with concentrations in marketing and international management, from The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Kuwatch has authored more than 20 technical articles in vinyl and engineering polymers related topics.  He has also appeared in several U.S. national/regional television, and radio shows educating consumers on advancements in construction materials due to polymer solutions.  He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations to organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Mr. Kuwatch is the founder and current board member of the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  He is a proud ambassador, foundation giving committee member and active philanthropist for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Founded in 1997, Aurora Plastics is based in Streetsboro, Ohio and is known for providing the highest quality PVC Compounds, advanced polymers and custom plastics in the industry. The company offers a broad range of rigid and flexible PVC products, including industry-leading technologies in rigid cellular foam, dark weatherable capstocks, and compounds that require exacting color match specifications. In addition to PVC, Aurora Plastics has an extensive product offering which includes TPEs, CPE alloys, custom TPO formulations and alloys, flame-retardant concentrates, low-smoke zero halogen compounds, and purge compounds.  Their manufacturing facilities optimize best practices and utilize the most current technologies, building a reputation for ensuring consistency and reliability in a variety of applications. Aurora Plastics’ manufacturing facilities employ processes that are certified ISO 9001-2015 with Design, setting the benchmark on product quality and lot-to-lot consistency in the industry.