Bob Saunders

Vice President, Processing & Plastics Sales

For over 14 years, my expertise lies in the buying and selling of machinery and equipment within diverse industries such as chemical processing, plastics, packaging, and food and beverage. Throughout my career, I have successfully negotiated transactions for individual pieces, entire plant lines, fully operational plants, and even ongoing businesses. With a penchant for travel, I have conducted business on a global scale, expanding my reach and experiences. To me, honesty and open communication form the bedrock of building enduring relationships with clients, fostering connections on both professional and personal levels. Recognizing the challenges inherent in closing a plant or business, I understand the paramount importance of trust, particularly in these times.

  • Tell me one of your pet peeves.
    Being late. I don't like to be late, and I respect other people's time.
  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve...
    Brioche french toast with bananas and maple syrup. I really don't need a holiday, but why not??
  • Cats or dogs?
    Dogs. While they need more attention than cats, they are always happy to see you.
  • If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
    I'd be in the islands. I like the beach and the ocean. Sometimes it's rough and sometimes it's calm.
  • If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
    A vodka martini straight up, with 3 blue cheese olives in a chilled glass.
  • Finish this sentence. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
    Playing tennis
  • What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
    Fixing things. I like to think mechanically, and sometimes I'll take on a project just to fix something.
  • What are some causes you care about.
    Diabetic research. My daughter was diagnosed with Type-1 at 3. She just turned 20. It changed her life, and mine.
  • What would be your personal motto?
    If I can't say it to your face, then I don't say it.