President & CEO

“Our culture is the foundation for our success. At Primex, everything we do starts with respect and trust for each other.”

President & CEOBob Smart

What’s most important about what you do?
My personal motivation is to constantly challenge myself while striving towards personal and corporate goals. This demands that I do my best and remain focused on making improvements every day. We live in a competitive world where we cannot be successful if we simply rely on the status quo. We all have to aim to achieve greatness…while remembering to have some fun along the way!

Background
My love of business was born out of my education. I earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and followed that up with
a master’s degree in business administration. I have had the opportunity to work in many industries over the last 35+ years.

Journey
My Journey in the plastics industry started with Vanguard Plastics in 2002. The owner was set to retire, and I was privileged to take
over as president. Since then, we purchased two companies, Premo Plastics and Primex Manufacturing. In 2013, we merged to become
Primex. I feel very fortunate to work at Primex, and I am proud of the great group of people here.

On Primex’s Culture
Our culture is the foundation for our success. At Primex, everything we do starts with respect and trust for each other. That is the glue
that holds us together and enables us to do great things. When we create synergy and teamwork, the results we achieve as a group far
exceed what can be done as individuals.