Kelly Goodsel, President and CEO

 

814.664.8671 x 112
kgoodsel@vikingplastics.com

 

Kelly Goodsel is president and CEO of Viking Plastics, Inc. and a member of the ownership group, VPI Acquisition Corp., which purchased the company in August 2006. He joined Viking Plastics in 2000 with extensive experience in the plastics industry.

 

A graduate of Ferris State University with dual degrees in Plastics Engineering and Sales and Marketing, Kelly held various positions with DuPont in sales, marketing, research and development, and management. While at DuPont, Kelly also earned his MBA from Temple University.

 

After DuPont, Kelly joined the Huron Plastics Group, a major supplier of injection-molded plastic components to the automotive industry. Kelly served in sales and general management positions at Huron. Following Huron’s acquisition by LDM Technologies, Kelly became vice president and general manager of the Fremont Plastic Products Division of The Plastics Group, a leading blow molding company.

Glenn Joseph, Sales Manager – MI

 

Office: 814.664.8671 x 173
Cell: 734.431.1301
gjoseph@vikingplastics.com

 

Glenn joined the Viking team in October 2016 as Viking’s Sales Manager. Stationed in Michigan, Glenn brings to the table 24 years of experience in account management and sales in automotive plastics. His role at Viking Plastics is to develop new sales opportunities and a diverse strategy for customers and products. He is passionate about educating Viking’s customers on our lean culture, capabilities, and complete product offering. Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Management and an associate’s degree in Automotive Service Technology from Ferris State University.

Gary Meyers, Automotive Market Mgr. – MI

 

814.664.8671 x 178
gmeyers@vikingplastics.com

 

Based in Michigan, As Viking Plastics’ Automotive Market Manager Gary brings with him tremendous experience in both injection molding and product development at both the OEM and Tier 1 levels.  A degreed Mechanical Engineer, Gary has held positions in both Engineering Management as well as Sales Management and has continued our product portfolio expansion with our valued automotive customers over the past six years.

Adam Auffart, Account Manager – KY

 

812.630.6965
aauffart@vikingplastics.com

 

Adam has over 10 years’ experience in the plastics industry, and is currently the Account Manager at Viking Plastics Kentucky. He has another 5 years of experience working as a manufacturing consultant for Purdue University.  His role at Viking Plastics Kentucky is to identify markets and customers that fit within the capabilities of Viking Plastics and develop new opportunities with them. Adam has a strong desire to succeed and loves working collaboratively with all departments to solve problems and bring value to the customer.  Adam earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Marist College.

Cory Rough, Engineering Manager – IN

 

Cory joined the Viking team in 2007 and is the Sales and Engineering Manager of Interiors. Cory has 10+ years of experience in the plastics industry. Currently, he is responsible for the program management team, and he works to grow sales and build customer relationships. He is passionate about growing the business and understanding what “bugs” people and developing solutions.  Cory has a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University.

Shawn Gross, Engineering Manager – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 155
sgross@vikingplastics.com

 

Shawn has been a member of the Viking Plastics team since 2005. Currently Shawn serves as the Engineering Manager and works to deploy state-of-the-art CAE and molding technologies (RJG) so that programs launch and continue into production with success. In addition, he has a passion for team and culture development and spends time working with all departments to instill a culture of continuous improvement at Viking Plastics.

 

A graduate of Penn State Erie with AS and BS degrees in plastics engineering technology, Shawn approaches new products with a perfect quality mindset and desire to eliminate waste.

Shana Bailey, Marketing Coordinator – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 215
sbailey@vikingplastics.com

 

Shana joined the Viking Plastics team in January 2015 as the Marketing Coordinator. She has interned in both departments of marketing and sales. As the Marketing Coordinator, Shana develops and implements marketing and advertising campaigns, tracks sales/marketing data, manages social media and the VP website, creates promotional materials, and plans and attends trade shows.  Shana has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Penn State Behrend.

Michelle McCray, Customer Service Mgr. – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 134
mmccray@vikingplastics.com

 

Michelle joined Viking Plastics in 2002 as the Administrative Assistant and has held various positions throughout the company, with experience in materials, shipping and logistics. As the Customer Service Manager, Michelle’s main focus is to maintain customer satisfaction by providing problem-solving resources and overseeing the daily customer service activities. She works to improve the customer service experience, and create engaged customers. She is also responsible for the daily processing of EDI orders into the MRP system and complaint resolution process to ensure customer satisfaction. Michelle strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with Viking Plastics customers.

Bev Greenslate, Customer Service – KY

 

502.969.2305 x 300
bgreenslate@vikingplastics.com

 

Bev has worked in Customer Services at Viking Plastics Kentucky for 20+ years. She performs various tasks in customer service, including scheduling, receptionist duties, and sales. She is very passionate about scheduling and customer service, and loves the team she works with.

Carolyn Pascal, Customer Service – IN

 

Carolyn has worked in customer service at Viking Plastics for a little over a year. She is responsible for inputting customer orders/forecasts, scheduling shipments, handling customer concerns, and making sure the customer always has what they need. Carolyn enjoys working and communicating with her team to solve problems in a timely manner and constantly gaining knowledge about the plastics industry.

Rob Elchynski, Operations Manager – 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.

Cathy Pitts, Controller – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 115
cpitts@vikingplastics.com

 

Cathy is the controller of Viking Plastics. A graduate of Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, she was the controller for a global leader in plastic packaging prior to joining Viking Plastics in 2007.

Kenny Ulrich, Tooling Manager – IN

 

Kenny is the tooling manager at Viking Plastics and has been here for 12 years. Before joining the team, Kenny worked at Kellems & Coe Tool for 23 years. In his current role, Kenny takes are of sales, quoting, scheduling, and ready sales orders for invoicing for the tooling business. Kenny is most passionate about future growth in his role at Viking.

Bob Senz, Director of Quality – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 131
bsenz@vikingplastics.com

 

Bob joined the Viking team in 2011 as the Quality Manager. He attended the University of Akron and has worked in several manufacturing facilities dealing with polyurethane foam, automotive, HVAC sealing solutions, household and industrial filter systems, home improvement solutions, mattress and foundation assembly, children’s furniture, and logistic expediting. His current role at Viking is to completely overlook the quality management system and to focus on manufacturing zero-defect products, while continuously improving systems. Bob is passionate about building a team that has a vision to fix what bugs them!

Wade Eldridge, Quality Engineer – IN

Amanda Wells, Quality Engineer – PA

 

814.664.8671 x 122
awells@vikingplastics.com

 

Amanda joined the quality team at Viking Plastics in March of 2011. She has over ten years of experience in plastic injection molding and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Amanda has worked with many of the top global leaders in the automotive industry including Chrysler and Ford Motor Company, and is well versed in AIAG and TS/ISO standards and requirements.