Richard Flynn
IONIA, MI 48846

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Work experience
Japanese OEMs, Lyondell Basell Industries LYB
Customer Program Manager

Product Line: Molded in color and paintable elastomer modified polypropylene raw material (TPO) for interior and exterior applications.


*Technical Sales and Marketing responsible for Nissan, Honda and Toyota accounts in USA, Canada, and Mexico
*New specification approvals for regional and global vehicles
*Member of LYB Japanese global automotive team facilitating speed to market of new TPO innovations
*Training and mentorship of local Mexican sales account managers
*Ensure closure of RFQ opportunities that meet LYB profitability and asset management metrics


*Sales increased at Nissan NA from 38.1 MM pounds in 2013 to projected 47 MM pounds in 2019.
*Closed Nissan In House Bumper 3-year agreement for USA and Mexico in 2015.
*Nissan contract renewed through March 31, 2021
*Secured North America approval of Nissan AS2 instrument panel specification
*Key contributor to Nissan Bulk Material Supplier of the Year Awards
*Completed Honda long term NAPSA agreement for terms and conditions in 2015.
*Honda Sales of 16.1 MM pounds in 2018.
*Secured sole source specifications at Honda for low CLTE, high flexural modulus in a liftgate outer panel application
*Completed recertification of LYB neat PP products to Toyota specifications in 2014.

Lyondell Basell Industries LYB
Senior Sales Engineer

Acquired Solvay Engineered Polymers in March 2008Product Line: Molded in color and paintable elastomer modified polypropylene raw material (TPO)


*Technical Sales for Ford ACH(Visteon), Decoma, Plastic Omnium (USA and Mexico), Flex N Gate, and Ford AutoAlliance International (Flatrock, MI) accounts.
*OEM and Tier 1 materials engineering liaison


*Sales 2011calendar year 55.8 million pounds.
*Closed sole source door inner panel PP copolymer application for all Ford ACH Saline, MI plant programs
* 70% + market share for all Plastic Omnium NA bumper and trim programs for GM, BMW and VW OEMs

Mexico, Solvay Engineered Polymers
Senior Account Manager / Regional Sales Manager

Product Line: Molded in color and paintable elastomer modified polypropylene raw material (TPO)


*Responsible for Ford ACH, Decoma, Plastic Omnium, Textron, and Mazda accounts.
*Responsibility for all Mexican sales, APQP, and sales training of new sales and customer service staff.
*Member of Mexico business entity team
*Co-Team Leader of Ford Q1 Quality Award team for Mustang fascia program
*Member of problem-solving improvement team (based upon Ford "8D" process)
*Coordinate full program management support from concept to program launch including but not limited to mold flow analysis, injection mold development trials, PPAP submissions, and APQP.


*Sales growth from $4 million in 1994 calendar year to $15.6 million in the 2000 calendar year.
*Sales 2008 calendar year $ 20.8 million.
*Sales record for largest number of pounds per vehicle exterior program; GM Avalanche truck, 74 pounds
*Promoted to Regional Sales Manager function in December 2000.
*Secured North American sole source Mazda specification for two thin wall, high MFR, high flex fascia materials.
*Launched first Ford high flex TPO fascia; 1997 Explorer Limited
*Mentored implementation of improved PPAP/ BMAP process and submission package

UFE Incorporated
Account Manager

Close tolerance functional injection molded thermoplastic gears and valves.


*Discovery and closing of opportunities in cruise control, steering systems, and instrument cluster applications at AC Rochester, Saginaw Division, and Delco Electronics (General Motors affiliate divisions now called Delphi Technologies and Aptiv).


*Sales growth from $700,000 in 1992 model year to $3.1 million for the 1995 model year.

Miniature Precision Components, Inc
Sales Engineer

Product Line: Engine and Under-Hood injection molded and extruded thermoplastic parts and assemblies.


*Responsible for calling on Chrysler Corporation
*Initially responsible for calling on CPC Group, Division of General Motors and Saturn Corporation.


*Promoted to this responsibility in April 1989 in order to diversify product line and alleviate declining sales volume.
*Increased sales at Chrysler from $6.9 million in 1990 model year to $10.3 million for 1993 model year.
*Increased sales at GM from $650,000 for the 1987 model year to $ 3.7 million for the 1990 model year.

Michigan State University
Bachelors, Packaging EngineeringComputer Science

Oakland University
H.L Bosca School of Automotive Body Design, Inc
  • Sales
  • Plastics technology
  • Quality methodologies
  • Automotive