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Trostel Taps Tavarez to Focus on Meeting the Gas & Oil Industry’s High-Performance Rubber Needs

By Business Wire News   


Trostel Ltd., a custom rubber molding and compounding company, today announced that it has hired Rafael Tavarez, as a business development manager to lead the company’s client service and sales efforts targeting the oil and gas industries. Tavarez brings extensive rubber compounding and manufacturing experience for the energy industry to his new position at Trostel.

Rafael Tavarez named business development manager for Lake Geneva-based Trostel, Ltd. (Photo: Busine ...

Rafael Tavarez named business development manager for Lake Geneva-based Trostel, Ltd. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are pleased to have Rafael join Trostel and add his unique background and experience to our client solution focused team,” said Steve Dyer, president and CEO of Trostel. “His understanding of the unique high performance rubber needs of the energy industry, teamed with our innovators and engineers and high-quality manufacturing will bring about new solutions and opportunities for Trostel to address the needs of the gas and oil industries.”

Tavarez was most recently a rubber industry consultant based in Houston and Southeast Asia, and previously worked with CDI Energy Products, a Houston based manufacturer of engineered molded and machined rubber and plastic products for the oil and gas industry. He has also worked in sales for Cri-Tech, a rubber and plastic compounder for the petrochemical industry and held a variety of positions, including president, at CT Industries, Inc. At Trostel, Tavarez will focus on developing and managing new business accounts and identifying and developing new markets for Trostel.

Tavarez was educated at Texas A&M University and served as a U.S. Marine and a Certified Texas Peace Officer. He also served as the first chair of the Veterans Scholarship Committee for the Energy Rubber Group.

“We solve client challenges across many industries by identifying the right compound, engineering the best design and ensuring precise and consistent molding,” said Dyer. “We look forward to working with Rafael to expand who we serve and bring about great solutions and client satisfaction.”

About Trostel Ltd.

Trostel Ltd. is a technical leader in the manufacturing of precision seals, custom-molded rubber products and proprietary compound mixes for the appliance, automotive and general industrial markets. Trostel is committed to advancing its long legacy of success by providing customer value through innovative product design and superior performance. Trostel is headquartered in Lake Geneva, Wis., and has research and development and manufacturing facilities in Whitewater, Wis., McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico. For more information, visit

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