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Our Story

Upon the sale of Portage Precision Polymers to Hexpol, Erick Sharp launched ACE Products & Consulting LLC. ACE was created to offer technical and process consulting services to the rubber and silicone industries. Additionally ACE acts as an independent agent for two specialty raw material lines and has its own branded silicone dispersion line. ACE brand raw materials are sold via distribution or licensed to other suppliers.

MEET THE TEAM

Erick Sharp

Erick Sharp

President

Erick received his degree in Industrial Engineering in 2003. He has also completed several polymer science and rubber formulating certifications. With ACE, Erick assisted in the launch of several new product lines in the rubber and silicone field. He has also acted as a contract technical and executive management support for many growing companies in the industry. Feel free to chat with Erick directly at 740.630.7539.

Doug Foster

Doug Foster

Laboratory Manager

Doug received a Bachelor of Science from John Carroll University prior to earning his MBA from Youngstown State in 2009.  He joins the ACE team after 11 years at the DuPont Performance Materials Technical Service and Development laboratory, the last several of which he spent leading the site.  During that time, he developed a passion for both customer service and new method development while maintaining an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited facility.

Christie Robinson

Christie Robinson

Director iLearn Innovation Institute

Christie, a US Navy Veteran, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English at Eastern Connecticut State University.  She went on to receive a Master of Education Degree in Secondary Education, grades 6-12 and Adult Learning with a specialization in English. Prior to joining ACE, Robinson served as Training and Development Director at the Rubber Division, ACS for over 12 years. While there she was responsible for facilitating and managing all on-site training, online courses, webinars, scholarships, publications and Student Chapters. 

Doug Hartley

Doug Hartley

Vice President Sales

Doug has over four decades of executive experience in business development, entrepreneurship, and investment. Doug was the co-founder of Portage Precision Polymers (P3) in 2002 and led its growth to annual sales of $30 million and overseeing 70+ employees. Upon the sale of Portage Precision Polymers, Doug continued with Hexpol Compounding for a few years and then came on staff with ACE as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

John Leonhard

John Leonhard

Quality Coordinator

John owned and operated of a small business before joining Dupont in 1989 where he was employed for 29 years. He began his career as a laboratory technician, where he was active in the safety and quality programs. Later becoming the site Quality Specialist and EHS lead, responsible for maintaining the laboratories’ ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and safety program. He joined Ace Products & Consulting LLC in January, 2018 as the Quality Coordinator and Safety Director.

Wendy Naugle

Wendy Naugle

Administrative Manager

Wendy has worked in the Accounting, Administrative and Purchasing profession for over 20 years in all different markets ex. manufacturing, medical and sales. This has helped her gain extensive knowledge in a variety of backgrounds. She worked for Doug Hartley and Erick Sharp at P3 for a little over 10 years. When P3 was bought, she was sad to leave working for a such great group of people. She was ecstatic when Erick called asking to meet to discuss an opportunity to work with them again. It’s exciting to see the development and the potential that ACE has to offer. Wendy can’t wait to see what the future holds!

What do we value?

Integrity

Integrity is not about convenience, it is an unwavering commitment to do the right thing in every circumstance–every time. We earn people’s trust by demonstrating integrity in every action we take.

Passion

We value passion, determination, perseverance, and the sense of urgency. We are inspired because we believe in what we are doing and where we are going.

Invigorating

We fuel each other and provide strength to those around us. We bring energy and life everywhere we go.

Excellence

We will not rest on our accomplishments, but will rather build on them in our personal and professional journey to be the best we can be and set new standards in our industry.

Relationships

We take a long-term view of success; making decisions that build strong and trusting relationships.

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Our DNA

Everyone matters regardless of title or position. Everyone has an important role in life. We treat everyone with respect.

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We Do The Right Thing

Trust takes years to build, but can be lost in an instant. We earn people’s trust by demonstrating integrity in every action we take and in every decision we make.

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We Honor Our Commitments

Making a profound difference involves a complex chain of interdependent activities. People count on us and we count on each other to do our part in this chain. Honoring our commitments makes the chain unbreakable.

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We Are Responsive

Getting back to people promptly is one way we demonstrate our sensitivity to their issues and how much we care about them.

We Give Back

We are committed to making our surrounding communities better places in which to live and work. We demonstrate this commitment in both our money and time. There is no better way to build a community spirit than to volunteer our time and energy in service to others.

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We Have Fun

While our commitment to our mission is serious, we never fail to have fun. Having fun is the spark that ignites our passion.

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