Leadership

Howard DeMonte - President
Howard DeMonte received his bachelor’s degree in engineering at the University of Connecticut and did his master’s work in management from NJIT.  Howard has spent the last 32 years of his career with companies that specialize in the manufacture and design of color and additive concentrates for the plastics industry.  In 1978, he joined Custom Chemicals Company then relocated to Pennsylvania with Penn Color in 1991.  Since 1997, Howard has been with Breen Color Concentrates where he currently holds the position of President and is part owner in the company.

Paul Legnetti - Vice President & Chief Technical Officer 

Paul Legnetti is the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer as well as part owner in the company.  He is a member of Breen’s Executive Team and is responsible for purchasing, warehouse, quality assurance, technical support and R&D operations.  Paul holds degrees in Chemistry and Management of Technology and has over 30 years experience in the application and use of color. Paul’s background includes experience in R&D, sales , marketing, sales management and senior leadership positions with Sun Chemical Corporation and Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Paul joined the Breen team in 2001.

Tom Taylor - Vice President Sales & Marketing
Tom Taylor is a highly experienced business professional with over 40 years tenure in  the plastics industry. He served as an Application Development Specialist with the Polymer Corporation – now Quadrant Plastics, held several sale and marketing positions with GE Plastics including Manager of the Lexan Film business and Eastern regional Manager for the Structured Products Group. Tom then accepted the position of Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cadillac Plastic before moving into the Vice President North American operations role. Outside of the business world Tom has been very active in his community serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce and elected member of the board of Trustees in Anderson Township, business school instructor at Urbana College and served on the Clinical Leadership Board at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Patient Advisory board at Beaumont Hospital Group, both located in Oakland County, Michigan. Tom is now in his 10th year at Breen Color, a part owner and Vice President of Sales and Business Development.