The RJG Executive Overview

Dates:August 19-21, 2024
Location:Traverse City, Michigan – United States
$795/person early bird before end of May
Includes:$250 voucher toward RJG public training or eLearning

Why Attend

Event description

The RJG Executive Overview is an exclusive, invite-only event that will dig into the common denominators of some of the world’s most successful injection molding companies. Our expert panel will share real-world experiences and advice on how to improve your organization’s profitability while building and retaining a strong workforce. You will have the opportunity to participate in live, hands-on demonstrations of our brand new AI technology and network with peers from across the country. Our hope is that you walk away feeling empowered, connected, and ready to take your company to the next level.


Day 1
6:30 pmNetworking Dinner
(Location TBD)
Day 2
 Networking Breakfast
Rod GroleauIntroduction
Welcome and opening statements from RJG’s founder.
Rob NugentKickoff
Rob will kick off the day with a short presentation on the huge impacts that scientific molding practices can have on your bottom line and your organization as a whole.
Jeff MengelCreating Financial Value in Injection Molding: A Strategic Approach
Many challenges exist today to drive growth but also sustain financial value over the long term. In this presentation, Jeff will delve into the core principles of a comprehensive financial value strategy for injection molders, exploring the interconnected elements that contribute to organizational success. By embracing a holistic view of financial strategies, you can position yourself as a dynamic entity capable of creating enduring value for stakeholders and achieving financial success in today and tomorrow’s evolving challenges.
Networking Lunch
Bob ReeseOperational Excellence: Key Requirements for Success
As the demand for high-quality plastic components continues to rise, optimizing the injection molding process is paramount for manufacturers seeking a competitive edge. Organizations must understand the fundamental aspects of the molding process and adopt strategies to enhance areas of weakness. Bob will explore the key factors that contribute to operational excellence, providing practical insights and best practices for enhancing efficiency, quality, and overall performance in injection molding operations.
Jeff SandersLeveraging Technology to Manage the Complex Molding Process
Injection molding companies are contending with labor shortages amidst growing production demands and increasing quality requirements. Jeff will discuss factors that contribute to the Cost of Quality, operational efficiency, and ultimately overall profitability. Discover how implementing real-time monitoring solutions can help you produce high-quality products, reduce the need for costly rework or customer claims, reduce labor requirements, and enhance your competitive position in the market.
Day 3
Hands-On Lab Demonstrations
During this three-hour hands-on lab demonstration, we will explore the impacts of implementing advanced techniques to provide measurable results. You will also have the opportunity to be among the first to experience our new AI-powered process assistant.


Rod Groleau


RJG, Inc.


Rod Groleau has worked in the plastics industry for over 40 years. His experience and in-depth knowledge of the injection molding process have made him a leader in the industry. He received a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering from Kettering University (General Motors Institute) and a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University.  After a stint as a Plastic Process Engineer with A. C. Spark Plug, he co-founded Control Process, Inc. (CPI) to apply electronic control technology to the injection molding process. While at CPI he developed the industry’s first Process Control System to control the molding process by monitoring plastics variables, he also invented the first commercial Mold Pressure Sensor, and developed a complete product line of specialized controls and information systems for plastic injection molders.

Rob Nugent


RJG, Inc.


Rob Nugent, CEO of RJG, is a skilled and experienced global transformational leader with over 20 years of leadership experience. Through a data-driven strategic approach, he has helped multi-million dollar global companies gain alignment, consistently deliver results, overcome difficult challenges, and drive innovation for growth and productivity. Rob has a deep passion for data and people and always strives to not only build up the business, but those who work so hard to support it.

Jeff Mengel

Strategy and Acquisitions


Jeff has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry as a Partner at Plante Moran, Investor and Board Member of Difr-Tek Digital, and a current Board Member at several plastic industry companies and associations. His deep knowledge and experience of financial accounting, acquisition management, integration, benchmarking, and strategy in combination with his connections and experience in the injection molding industry make Jeff and invaluable resource for financial growth in injection molding organizations, and we are so excited and honored to welcome him as a guest speaker.

Bob Reese

Client Solutions Consultant

RJG, Inc.


Bob Reese has more than 38 years of experience in the injection molding industry and has been with RJG since 2005. Bob is the Engineering Specialist at RJG, helping customers implement RJG technology across their global facilities to set them up for success. Prior to RJG, Bob moved through the ranks from manufacturing to engineering and was the Global Engineering Manager for one of the largest custom molders in the world. Bob’s rich injection molding experience and knowledge is a huge asset to both the RJG team and their customers.

Jeff Sanders

Business Development Manager

RJG, Inc.


Jeff has over 11 years of experience in the injection molding industry. Prior to becoming the Business Development Manager at RJG, he worked in injection molding capital equipment sales. Jeff has his Master Molder I and II certificates and is passionate about plastics and solving difficult molding challenges to deliver real results.


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Executive Overview

Park Place Hotel & Conference Center
300 E State St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

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$795/person early bird before end of May
Includes:$250 voucher toward RJG public training or eLearning

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