Speakers
Robert Jergens
Midwest Regional Sales Manager- IMM Division
Wittmann Battenfeld

Robert Jergens has been in the plastic industry for over 30 years.  Started at a very young age with our family tool and die shop, including but not limed to sweeping floors, squaring blocks, polishing, drilling holes and driving the company truck.  Took a keen interest in the sales and operations part of the business.  While away at college my family started an injection molding division and customized my education to take over that business upon graduation.  Grew the company from small 5 machine operation into a 26 machine operation.  Introduced many technologies including robots, automation, material handling and plant wide control systems.  Upon that business closing, I went into capital equipment sales.  I am able to offer a unique perspective from once purchasing equipment to selling equipment.  In 2004 went to work as a manufacturer’s rep for injection molding, extrusion and recycling covering parts of OH, IN and KY.  In 2012 took on a direct regional sales role at Negri Bossi and then Arburg.  Came to work for Wittmann Battenfeld in October 2019 taking over for Tom Betts who retired after he covered the territory for 30+ years.  Responsible IMM sales in OH, IN, KY, MI and WV, including Multiline 4.0 cells.  I live north of Dayton, Ohio area with my wife and 4 school age kids.  Am very active in their sports and try to get a round of golf in between their crazy schedules.