About RS9 Consulting
Meet the Professional behind RS9 Consulting
Rolf Sabo, B.Eng.
Rolf Sabo has a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymers and Technology from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. Over the past twenty years in the plastics industry he has worked in Germany, Europe and North America in project management, sales and marketing management, product development management, technical service management, international business development, and market development and expansion.
He has a strong background in polymer processing including compounding, pipe extrusion, profile extrusion, cable & wire extrusion, film extrusion, and injection molding. Furthermore, he is familiar with engineering thermoplastics, cross-linked compounds, filled and reinforced compounds, polyolefin, polyvinylchloride, barrier resins, and fluoropolymers.
He is an engineering-savvy global business executive who introduces and develops new and existing products and technologies for optimal sales growth. Accustomed to achieving clients’ objectives by performance managing systems and resources towards specific goals. Interacts productively with a broad range of personalities and provides effective liaison with clients, from C-Level down to the production floor. Represents clients’ interests with integrity, maintaining a commitment to excellence in all areas of accountability.
With Constab Engineering Plastics he initiated and coordinated the product and market development of cross-linked HDPE compounds for the plastic pipe and multi-layer pipe industry. He identified product, application and market requirements with significant relevance for the European and international market expansion and introduced these new products to the international pipe manufacturers. He entered the European, North African, and Near East markets and expanded the company’s sales by doubling revenues within two years. He selected new sales channels and provided technical service and expertise, plus business & marketing guidance to international sales organizations and networks.
While with Silon Compounds as General Manager North America he was responsible to launch the North American operation and successfully grew it from scratch to more than $15 million in sales within the first 6 years. He oversaw the entire operation with executive accountability over teams in production, purchasing, finance, sales/sales team, HR, customer service, product development, business & market development, and marketing.
He developed and implemented the strategy to launch Silon Compounds as a new supplier of cross-linked compounds in the North American market. He set-up the foundation of the business, built relationships, established new accounts, negotiated contracts, and achieved both sales and margin growth in a high-value, low sales volume environment.
Furthermore, he identified new business opportunities and initialized and expanded into a new market segment (Oil & Gas) to grow business and to increase profitability and business stability. He established and coordinated international and strategic R&D projects to meet and exceed customer and market requirements for existing and new products.