Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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About John E. Plott

Senior Business Consultant

Mr. Plott is a senior business consultant specializing in specialty chemicals and new product development.  He worked from more than 30 years leading new business development activities for Dow Corning Corporation, Owens-Illinois and Owens-Corning Fiberglas.  He has proven expertise in start-up new businesses, business operations and business turnarounds with Fortune 1000 companies. He has worked with many industries including specialty chemicals, engineered plastics, bio-engineered materials, industrial products for electronics, building construction, automotive, personal care, packaging, medical device and pharmaceutical drug markets.  

Mr. Plott is known for launching new products and selling technology-based solutions to Fortune 1000 firms. General management experience includes profit-loss responsibility for several operations with over $100 million sales. Demonstrated leadership skills in managing $10 million to $100 million corporate investments including privately held and franchise businesses; launching new products; protecting global assets including intellectual property; negotiating technology licensing agreements and managing competitive intelligence networks.

Mr. Plott has worked as an independent consultant since 2001.  His client assignments include: “green” products for adhesion promoter systems and advanced rubber compounds; engineered plastics for residential building products; advanced technology platform planning and commercialstart-up for Fortune 100 bio-science company; fuel cell technology; specialty chemicals expansion for Fortune 500 company; strategic business plan for leading Fortune 1000 computer sciences subsidiary; competitive intelligence program for Medical Materials JDA.

Mr. Plott earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering and a Master of Business Adminstration (MBA) in Marketing and Management from Michigan State University.  He is a Certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP), a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and a registered professional engineer.  Mr. Plott has won the "Breakthrough Innovation" award from the Institute for International Research.  He is also a two time ADDY Award winner from the National Advertisers Council and holds several USA patents.  Mr. Plott is an avid "car guy" with a passion for classic cars and turning rust buckets into showroom classics.  He is one of the "origional" Woodward Cruisers!