Operations

 

Rob ElchynskiOperations Manager
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 118
RElchynski@vikingplastics.com

Rob joined the Viking Plastics team in 2010, bringing more than 14 years of injection molding management experience. Most recently, Rob held positions as general manager with The Plastek Group and vice president of operations with Erie Plastics. He first gained manufacturing experience while working as a management consultant at Decision Associates, with a primary focus on employee development, training and corporate strategic planning.

Brad Jennings, Plant Manager
Viking Plastics Kentucky
502-969-2305 x 307
BJennings@vikingplastics.com

Brad has been with our Kentucky facility for 20+ years, and has been the Plant Manager since 2013. Brad has experience in tool making and various departments, including processing, maintenance, and process engineering. He would describe his current role at Viking Plastics as organizing and overseeing the production floor. Brad is most passionate about developing a team environment and a lean culture to provide customers quality and on time delivery.

Paul HildebrandPurchasing Agent
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 114
PHildebrand@vikingplastics.com

Paul joined the Viking team in May 2016 as the Purchasing Agent.  Previously, Paul worked as a procurement specialist in the oil and gas industry. He also has 5 years of experience in  manufacturing. Paul would describe his current role as achieving on-time delivery of materials and services to satisfy the operating requirements of the business. He is responsible for keeping inventory lean, targeting cost savings opportunities, and developing mutually beneficial relationships with current and future suppliers. Paul graduated from Kutztown University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

 

Randy McAlisterPurchasing
Viking Plastics Kentucky
502-969-2305 x 305
RMcalister@vikingplastics.com

Randy has been in Purchasing at Viking Plastics Kentucky since 2013.  He has 30+ years of experience in plastics, with duties ranging from shipping, receiving, scheduling, and purchasing. In Randy’s current role in purchasing, he takes care of pricing and purchasing all raw materials for plant productions. Randy is most passionate about negotiating with venders for the lowest possible costs for materials, just in time delivery, and keeping low inventories.

Jon SwankMaterials Supervisor
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 154
JSwank@vikingplastics.com

Jon has been at Viking Plastics since 2013 and is now the Materials Supervisor. Jon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in the contracting and automotive sales fields. He oversees three departments and works on various company initiatives. He is most passionate about helping people realize their potential and rallying when there is a tough deadline to meet.

Drew SkibaScheduler
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 139
DSkiba@vikingplastics.com

Drew has been at Viking Plastics for over eight years. Prior to Viking, he worked 15 years in the steel industry. He has held positions in supervising and supply chain management, while his current role as Scheduler includes balancing production and deliveries on the shop floor. He enjoys making sure customers get their orders on time.

 

Jim SmallTool Room
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 125
JSmall@vikingplastics.com

Jim has been at Viking Plastics for over 30 years. In his role as Tool Room Specialist, Jim is responsible for accessing tooling issues and set up repairs in house and with tool shops. He is most passionate about meeting production demands and maintaining cavitation efficiency. Jim was a machinist in the air force for four years.

Steve SavitzAutomation Engineer
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 147
SSavitz@vikingplastics.com

Steve joined the Viking Plastics team as an Automation Engineer in 2010. Prior to joining the Viking Plastics team he held the positions of Electrical Controls Engineer with MPE Machine Tool and Senior Automation Technician with Erie Plastics. Steve started his career in the industrial automation field by earning an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

 

Debbie WetherbeePurchasing Assistant
Viking Plastics Headquarters– Corry, PA
814-664-8671 x 117
DWetherbee@vikingplastics.com

Debbie has been on the Viking Plastics team since 2011, and is currently the Purchasing Assistant. She has 19 years’ experience in the plastics industry, 15 of which were in purchasing. Debbie finds her role to be challenging but fulfilling, versatile and rewarding. She feels her greatest objective is to have materials in place when needed, keep inventory at an optimal level, and obtain the best product at the lowest cost.