David Buchholtz, formerly Senior Product Specialist, spent the early years of his career in plastics distribution followed by a number of years working for polycarbonate film manufacturers. Four years ago, he joined Curbell, responsible for business development and market growth for films and tapes in the Western US and Texas, supporting sales teams in those areas.
His previous years of experience combined with his years at Curbell have prepared him to lead a knowledgeable, seasoned team of film and tape experts that serve customers nationwide. Buchholtz feels his experience on both sides of the industry has provided him with valuable insights into working with material processors as well as supporting customers with material specification for a large variety of applications.
“I spent the first eight to nine years of my career in plastics distribution,” David recalls, “and transitioned to work on the manufacturing side with a couple of our vendors for polycarbonate films before coming to Curbell. This experience on both sides of the industry has given me great experience in terms of working with processors of different films as well as working on the OEM side of films in terms of specification of materials for different applications.”
A Partner in Your Success
“I get to help customers achieve better quality outcomes for their applications by suggesting different materials and introducing new products into the marketplace,” David said. “I find the industry rewarding because we get to be a part of so many different applications in many innovative industries. There’s automotive, medical, POP/Signage, and so much more. Helping customers to be more innovative by recommending new materials is an exciting part of the job.”
When David’s not at work, he enjoys getting out and exploring Arizona, and the rest of the country when opportunity allows. He and his wife are looking forward to a trip to New Zealand in the next few years. David has also been a Big Brother since May 2017 for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
Certifications and Training
- Training on plastics, properties, processes, and customer service through Curbell Plastics’ well-recognized and IAPD award-winning flagship programs
- Presenter, “Polycarbonate films for secure identification cards, passport data page, and inlay card construction,” International Card Manufacturers Association, Orlando, FL, March 2018.
- Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Central Arizona, May 2017 - present
Work for an Industry Leader
At Curbell Plastics, we choose employees who thrive on developing and implementing value for their customers. Employees operate in a culture that supports innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and rewarding career opportunities.