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MAPP Board Member Profile: Alan Rothenbuecher

MAPP’s Board of Directors encourages plastics processors to utilize the knowledge contained within the MAPP network. To familiarize readers with the Board, each member will be profiled by Plastics Business ENews. This month, get to know Alan Rothenbuecher, partner at Ice Miller LLP.

Alan Rothenbuecher, partner at Ice Miller LLP, Cleveland, OH

MAPP Member Since: 2005

Industries served: Ice Miller serves the entire plastics industry, from mold builder to supplier to processor and packager, in fields including automotive, retail, food and beverage and health care.

How did you become involved with the MAPP organization?

I met Troy Nix at a Plastics News Executive Forum in Arizona in the early 2000s. We discussed synergies between our organizations and, at some point, discussed combining forces to increase value for MAPP members. That led to the development of a legal resources program specially developed for MAPP members in 2005 and to my election to the Board in 2009.

As a member of MAPP, I have been a frequent speaker on hot topics facing the industry, including terms and conditions, force majeure clauses, risk management, social media in the workplace, succession planning, OSHA compliance and protecting intellectual property.

Describe Ice Miller and the services it can provide to processors.

Ice Miller provides practical, comprehensive advice and legal services to plastics industry businesses throughout the nation. From labor and employment to corporate counseling, creditor rights and patent protection, our plastics industry clients receive advice tailored to their specific needs and business on a fixed fee basis.

We call upon our years of experience and extensive knowledge of the plastics industry, the technologies used by industry members and the issues and challenges faced by plastics companies to better understand our clients’ needs and to help them achieve their goals. This commitment includes serving on trade association boards and developing legal resource programs tailored specifically to industry trends.

In what areas are you willing to share your experiences with MAPP Member companies?

I am willing to share trends and issues that our company sees within the industry to help MAPP member companies implement the best practices that they need to proactively address these challenges.

Contact H. Alan Rothenbuecher at 216.394.5075 or har@icemiller.com.

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MAPP Board Members

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Other MAPP Members have offered their advice and expertise on job costing, automation, clean room technology and more through the Business and Technical Resources area of the MAPP website. Or visit the MAPP Forum for posts on business practices, equipment and materials.