“Engineering is key – conceptually sound, carefully managed and within budget”
Paul came to Leidel in 1991 bringing many years of hands-on experience in every aspect of the injection mold creation process. While with Leidel he has achieved success, working his way to head engineer, and after a short stint away from the company, he returned as Vice President of Operations in 2003.
In 2008 he became President and is responsible for all day to day operations for Engineering, Tooling, and Molding.
He began his career in 1979. Right out of high school he was hired by Grumman Aerospace as a machinist. He quickly showed great mechanical aptitude and was shifted over to the injection mold shop. Both excited and interested in the process he began absorbing all the information available on the injection mold process, attending Mechanical Engineering classes at Farmingdale University and has taking many seminars over the years in the Injection molding process, Tooling design, Hot Runner system design, Drafting, CAD/CAM/CNC programming, Business, and Project management.
During his time away from Leidel from 1999 to 2003, he managed tooling offshore in China and Taiwan for a major corporation gaining valuable experience in building quality, reliable Molds with short lead times at affordable prices.
Paul is noted for his creativity in Mold design and project management skills.
“We sweat the details so our clients don’t have to”
Abe joined Leidel in 1990 as lead sales officer and estimator, and brought with him a wealth of engineering knowledge and experience from a hands-on and operations perspective.
Because he has extensive experience as an engineer, he speaks the language and is able to interpret each client’s needs accurately and bridge the gap between the customer and the production floor.
Abe’s education includes an Associates in Engineering from NYC Community College, and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Leidel’s team he was a tool designer, an injection mold designer and managed a short-run molding operation at Eastman Kodak from 1980-87. In 1987 he was the chief engineer and overseer of the Quality Control Department at Lumalite Plastics in Pawling New York. From 1989-90 he was chief engineer at Plast-o-matic.
Abe continues as the lead sales officer working with customers to find the right molds and services Leidel has to offer them.