We aspire to be the best, not the biggest. Our goal is to become an invaluable customer resource and build close, long lasting relationships. Our customers count on us to solve technically challenging jobs requiring some combination of ultra or high performance injection molding thermoplastic expertise, insert molding (a.k.a. overmolding), tight tolerances and intricate or thin walled part geometries. We are committed to solving your engineering challenges and delivering a component that enhances product performance.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris has over 20 years of experience with PPL since graduating from the University of Akron with a degree in Industrial Management and Quality Control. He started as a process engineer and then advanced through roles in quality, safety, and manufacturing before assuming overall responsibility for operations. Chris has specialized knowledge in the areas of automation (for production and inspection), vision systems, high temperature polymer behavior, process optimization and employee training.
VP of Technology
Anthony’s entire professional life has been connected to the field of thermoplastics, beginning with his BS in Plastics Engineering from Shawnee State University and an MBA from University of Kentucky. He joined PPL in 2010 from a Fortune 500 plastics manufacturer as Director of Engineering prior to assuming his current expanded role. Anthony’s special expertise extends into resin selection, part design and related mold design. He works extensively with customers early on in the product design cycle to optimize part performance, manufacturability and life cycle customer costs based on his extensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques
VP of Sales and Marketing
Rich Reed has 30 years of experience helping customers design and develop solutions with high performance polymer materials. Rich began his career in R&D in the plastics field developing new products by focusing on customer needs. He has worked in Sales & Marketing for the majority of his career leading teams and solving customer problems in numerous markets including: medical, energy, aerospace & defense, industrial, and electronics. Mr. Reed has an A.S. in Chemistry, B.S. in Industrial Management, and an MBA with a specialization in Innovation and Technology. Rich enjoys working with design engineers to meet demanding product requirements. Contact him to discuss your project.
Peggy has been with Performance Plastics for over 20 years working in accounting and project management. She holds a BS/BA in Accounting from Xavier University. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Peggy is directly involved in new customer on-boarding and has customer coordination responsibilities with PPL’s primary accounts.