About UsACE Products & Consulting
His experience working for companies in the United States and Europe provided Erick a close look and a deep education at the state of mergers and acquisition, rubber and silicone testing, research and development and a clear view of where the industry was heading.
ACE Brings Innovation in Technology & Services to the Rubber and Silicone Markets
ACE began at a 2000 square-foot facility in Akron, Ohio – a historic capital of the rubber industry – and quickly found many clients eager for ACE’s basic testing and research & development.
ACE quickly provided a much-needed menu of high quality products and services to the ever-changing rubber and silicone industry. Within two years, ACE expanded in a new 220,000 square-foot operation in Ravenna, Ohio. ACE evolved as a small company to a world-class laboratory operated by a talented multi-generational team of professionals.
This provided ACE with the space to grow into Erick Sharp’s vision to change the game – provide classroom learning to students and professionals in ACE’s iLearn Innovation Institute. In 2018 ACE earned ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
In addition to providing research and testing product developers, ACE partners with colleges and high schools to foster a passion for the industry with testing, education and hands-on lab experience.
Director of Operations
Director of Sales and Business Development
Frank graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Kent State University and his Masters of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron. Early in his career his work was focused on analytical chemistry before transitioning to the rubber industry. Over the years Frank has increased his responsibilities to include rubber compounding and formulations that would extend over a variety of applications, up to and including polymer mixing and processing.
John owned and operated 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.
Our Core Values
We Do the Right Thing
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. 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.
We Have Fun
We Honor Our Commitments
We Give Back
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