Richard C (Dick) Darr
VP Global Packaging Development @ Plastipak Packaging Inc.
Dick Darr has been in plastics since he was a teenager. At 16 he began working after school in a small injection molding company. After graduation continued with Plasticraft in Wadsworth, Ohio as a process technician and advanced to a shift supervisor in late 1967. He started with Plastipak Packaging Inc. February 1971 as a Production Manager, Plant manager and multiple positions in Development within Plastipak. In 2000 was named Vice President Global Packaging Development and is a member of the Plastipak Packaging Inc. Executive Steering Team. He has invented or co-invented 188 Patents in the field of Plastic Injection and Blow Molding. He has been actively involved in developments of PET Stretch Blow Molding since 1978. He has been involved in the Development of Plastic Aerosol Containers for the past 10 years through the launch of the Febreeze aerosol package in 2017. He attributes his singular success in plastics to his early exposure to all aspects of the field.