8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Opening Comments from Len Nunnery


Len Nunnery is an experienced leader of international product development, sales and marketing teams.  Globally recognized as an authority in reinforced composite materials, Len was an integral contributor to the mixed organic / inorganic growth of Bulk Molding Compounds, Incorported / Citadel Plastics ($6M to exit revenue of $525M).  A Six Sigma Black belt, Len holds a patent for a novel, nitrogen-assisted injection molding technique, is a published technical author and recognized public speaker. A marketing architect with a notable ROI to investment ratio, Len also possesses substantial experience with sophisticated, technology driven M&A, integration and exit processes. Change proficient, he has excelled under family, private equity and public business models.

Len is currently the vice president of global sales and marketing at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MR&P). MR&P, a worldwide manufacturer of engineered rubber and rubber components, also processes LSR and high performance thermoplastics. MR&P serves the Medical, Transportation, Water and Hydraulic Power industries. Examples of MR&P products include standard rubber seals, custom rubber seals, custom medical seals, rubber over-molded inserts, two-shot silicone touch surfaces, precision PEEK / Torlon plastic components and clean room / MedPharma assemblies.

MR&P is a portfolio company under the sponsorship of Norwest Equity Partners (Minneapolis). Norwest is the third private equity firm for which Len has provided growth focused leadership in the areas of commercial re-organization, acquisition integration, exit preparation and management presentation.

Len Nunnery / SPE Thermoset Division Chair