At Priority Plastics, our VISION Process is our essential organizational and operational framework. Striving to achieve these ideals is central to helping us achieve our long-term visions. It’s how we ethically and effectively grow our company while creating a culture that allows us to prosper and improve together.
The pillars of our Vision Process are:
- We believe in the potential of people
- We always seek to listen and understand
- We strive to courageously improve
- We contribute positively to building a secure and adaptable foundation
- We pledge enduring support to each other, in and out of the workplace.
A central tenet of our Vision Process is our belief in the potential of people and our desire to promote talent from within the organization. Consistent with that approach, Priority Plastics announces the following promotions and new positions:
Jeremy Wasson, Priority Plastics Quality Control Manager has been promoted to the position of Plant Manager, Portland. He brings a solid base of experience in all aspects of management and operation support to this position. His previous career experience and his tenure on our Quality Team make him uniquely qualified to lead our innovation and growth initiatives in our Indiana facility. He replaces Jim Craig who will assume his new duties as Director of Project Management.
Jim Craig, Portland Plant Manager was recently promoted to the position of Director of Project Management. This role is designed to support all plant projects including asset expansion and control, continuous improvement, lean initiatives, product testing, product development and enhancements – as well as engineering project support and plant expansions. Jim has spent the last two years of his extensive career here at Priority Plastics – and, he is well suited to provide both leadership and unique value to his new position.
Priority Plastics announces that Robert Lock, Vice-President of Sales was recently promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain and Asset Management. This leadership role will support all aspects of the company’s supply chain including general purchasing functions, vendor relationships, cap ex management, continuous improvement, cost efficiencies and growth leveraging. Rob’s experience with our commercial team will uniquely position him for success in improving our commercial and operational growth.
Stephanie Oliva was recently promoted to the position of Director of Marketing for Priority Plastics. Under her previous leadership as Marketing Manager, the national awareness of Priority Plastics has risen dramatically. Additionally the department has performed at an impressive pace gaining improved traction for the company website and increasing client leads and inquiries. Her new duties include oversight of all e-commerce activities including product sales via Amazon. Stephanie continues to serve on the company’s visioning committee and plays a key role in internal communications.
Priority Plastics has announced that Brandy Jones, E-Commerce Coordinator has been promoted to E-Commerce Manager. She will oversee the expansion of our on-line product offerings as it relates to Amazon.com and our own platforms. Broadening the E-Commerce product selections is one of her on-going efforts – with an eye toward increased revenues and improved profitability for this burgeoning sales channel.
As part of the restructuring of Priority Plastics commercial team, Jacquelyn Muse was recently promoted to Regional Sales Manager. She leaves her previous position as Inside Sales representative. In her tenure with Priority Plastics, she has demonstrated excellent business development skills which give her the necessary traits for a smooth and successful transition into an outside sales position. Jacquelyn’s new position coincides with her relocation to the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Jenny Link was recently named Inside Sales Representative on the Priority Plastics Commercial Team. She advances to this position from her previous Customer Service Representative role. Her initial assignments will be focused on business development for our tight head market segment. Having started in shipping, receiving and quality assurance at Priority Plastics in 2012, her experience, product knowledge and dedication make her perfectly suited to excel in this new role.
Doug Gilbert has been promoted to the position of Senior Product Development Engineer. He is a 15 year veteran of Priority Plastics, most recently serving in the role of Corporate Packaging Engineer. Doug’s knowledge of all our plants and equipment along with his strong support to the Commercial, Quality and Technical teams positions him ably for his new role. He will have responsibilities for new product development, customer specifications and design and materials verification for all products and processes.