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Meet Shadow Polymer

"It's simple. We strive for perfect...or better."

The mission of Shadow Polymer Industries, Inc. is to provide our customers with the most professional, comprehensive, and technically sound design, analysis, manufacturing and productivity services in the industry.

We believe our people are our greatest strength. Our aim is to provide them with significant challenges, a positive work environment, and encourage each team member to realize their full potential.

We believe in rewarding our people according to their contribution to the company’s overall success.

We settle for nothing less than honesty, integrity, and dedication.

Shadow Polymer integrates systems and technologies designed by our team of scientists and engineers, with the most advanced technologies available delivering the  most reliable and accurate results to our clients. Our technical know-how, experience and technology platforms are second to none.

Robert Hickman: President of Shadow Polymer

 Mr. Hickman has significant hands-on experience with productivity programs, product design, concurrent development and optimization, finite element analysis, various CAD/CAM/CAE software and Lean/Six Sigma principles.

A significant portion of Mr. Hickman’s experience in the polymer industry was obtained on the manufacturing floor, directing and consulting in a problem-solving environment. In addition to his hands-on experience, Mr. Hickman has taught a variety of polymer related courses at the University of Akron, participated in several beta testing programs for well-known softwares such as I-deas, Solidworks, C-Mold and Moldex3D.  For several years, Mr. Hickman served as the Global Plastic Simulation Special Interest Group Chairman for the I-deas user group known as ICCON and served on the board of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Plastics Tooling Division).

Our Team

Our team members and associates have significant hands-on experience in the operation of plastic and metal related businesses. By design team members have a minimum of 20 years of experience in their field of specialization, which includes but is not limited to: Industrial Design, Engineering, Advanced Product Development, Manufacturing Operations, Marketing, and Human Resources. Each staff member has at least an undergraduate degree with several having their Master’s and Doctorate degrees.

Robert A. Hickman, President & CEO

"Shadow's primary goal is our clients success. Nothing less will do."

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