Van Winter Associates, Inc.


Robert D. "Bob" Van Winter, Jr.

In 1977 Robert D. "Bob" Van Winter (my dad) started this company in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. In the early years it was not uncommon for my dad to drive nearly 100,000 miles a year fulfilling the needs of the plastic industry in New England.

1982 - my brother Eric joined my dad. Together they grew the business.

1985 - I joined my Dad and my brother Eric at Van Winter Associates. Dad and Eric sold for Primex Plastics Corporation and NanYa Plastics. Our customer base included both custom and captive thermo formers as well as plastic fabricators, printers, POP display manufacturers and plastics distributors. I learned how to solve customer's problems and fulfill their plastics needs. I learned to deliver outstanding service to our customers paired with the excellent quality of the products from our principles. Those lessons have earned Van Winter Associates a brilliant reputation in the industry.

1987 - we moved the office from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.

1998 - Dad retired. He and mom are enjoying a warmer climate. Dad has been known to take time to play a round or two of golf to keep busy. 

1999 - Eric opened his own Manufacturer's Representative business in Florida.

Today, I still proudly represent Primex Plastics and its subsidiary O'Neil Color & Compounding. Primex ( is an industry leading custom plastic extruder. They extrude High Impact Polystyrene (HIPs), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG), and Cor-X; a corrugated twin wall plastic sheet. O'Neil Color & Compounding (www.oneilcolor) is a manufacturer of custom color concentrate and compounds serving the extrusion, injection molding, rotational molding and blow molding industries.

I still proudly represent NanYa Plastics USA through Rocheux International, Inc. ( NanYa Plastics manufactures rigid PVC for thermoforming, fabricating clear boxes, printing and a variety of other applications.

I am very pleased to have added Advanced Technology, Inc. to my portfolio of products and services. Advanced Technology ( and manufactures decorative plastic for a very wide variety of applications. They have a line of products designed to fulfill a myriad of architectural and design applications from wall covering to ceiling tiles. Architects and designers are discovering the beauty and unique attributes of the products. The materials are uniquely applicable to the display and exhibit industries, from counter top POP displays to slat wall applications to trade show and museum exhibits.

Mirroflex Structure "Rosette Muted Gold" by Advanced Technology: