ELLINGTON, Conn.—Sales, marketing and technological expertise are intertwined at Dymotek Corp., and the custom liquid silicone molder has hired industry expert Daniel Scholmberger to assist in these roles moving forward.
Scholmberger, who grew up and worked in the silicone mold-making capital of the world, Austria, will be charged with further development of the company's next-generation liquid silicone rubber and two-shot molding technologies.
He brings to Dymotek 22 years of experience, with 14 of those in the silicone industry.
"After we implemented a reasonable economic defense in response to the unfolding situation with COVID-19, we knew it was time to play offense again," Dymotek CEO Norm Forest said. "When it came to Daniel, we knew him well from 14-plus years of working with him as our main contact on many challenging silicone projects, so it was not so much a question of if but how to get him on board."
Dymotek's mission is realized through the pursuit of three tenets: technology development, sales and marketing, according to Victor Morando, chief technology officer at the company. It is this breadth of knowledge that can translate into tooling capabilities for customers.
"Silicone is a paradigm-shifting technology," Morando said. "Many product designers don't fully understand silicone and how it differs from plastic. We're pushing the boundaries in more functional elements, and shrinking form factors in such sectors as wearable devices, microsurgery and critical care."
Scholmberger said the business starts with technology and sound supplier choices.
"After that, the magic of processing high-performance silicone molds is in cleaning and maintenance," he said. "Dymotek's technological approach, level and density of mold-project-specific automation equipment, both pre- and post-molding, is unlike anything I've seen in the Americas."
Dymotek, founded in 1990, works in the micromolding of plastics and silicones at its facilities in Ellington and Somers, Conn. The company serves the medical, electronics, food and beverage, commercial and telecommunications industries.