Gary Borgia has been working at SIMONA for 35 years and a little longer than that in plastics. He was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania and he is a proud father of three grown children. Outside of work, you’ll find him at the gym, golfing, at spin class, playing hand ball or spending time with his family and friends.
We truly are committed to building customer relationships with first class service.
How would you describe SIMONA in a nutshell?
Why did you choose SIMONA as your employer and what has kept you working in this industry for all these years?
I was grandfathered in through the acquisition of Laminations but I have stayed because I love the challenge of creating new markets for my customers using our materials.
What makes working for SIMONA interesting and fulfilling?
I love the people in this industry and forging relationships with new folks just getting into this business. As part of the SIMONA global brand, we have a huge opportunity to grow in this changing world.
What would you like SIMONA to have in the future?
I would love to see us enhance our product offering and bring something new to the market to blow our competitors away.
Compared to competitors in the US plastics market – what could SIMONA do better?
Communication will play an ever-increasing role in our networked wold, internally and externally. Small problems in communication can often lead to big misunderstandings. That can be avoided through optimal communication in all areas and in our dealings with customers.
Define the moment in your career when you realized you were good at sales.
At the very beginning of my career, I was working as an estimator at a company called Santana. One day I was talking to their general manager and he said to me, “You know what, you talk well, you ever think of doing sales,” and the rest is history.
What motivates you?
I am motivated in my career because I have seen so much growth in plastics over the years and continue to find it exciting to discover all the new possibilities and make them a reality for our customers. I also wouldn’t be where I am today without a solid network of professionals that I have grown up with and developed professionally with the past 35 years of my career.