"World Class Plastics has been successful because we are managed by owners who truly care about people."

Steve Buchenroth, CEO
 
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Our Team

Senior Leadership

 
Owner and CEO,

Steve Buchenroth

President,

Mark Seeley

Vice President, 

Scott Wisniewski

Vice President - Operations,

John Abnet

Vice President - Sales,

Terry Ochi

Vice President - Engineeering & R&D,

David Wisniewski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Our Team

Managers

 
Launch Engineering Manager,

Robert Bauer

Tooling Manager,

Rob Harter

Facility Manager,

W.C. Wagoner

Quality Manager,

Matt Watkins

Human Resource Manager,

Lori Fisher

Finance Manager,

Gary L. Anderson

Manufacturing Manager,

Beccy Keating 

Manufacturing Engineering Manager,

Nick Wisniewski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Our Team

Coordinators

 
Customer Service Coordinator,

Amy Garver

Quality Assurance Coordinator,

Kathy Hall

IT Coordinator,

Becky Cronkleton

Manufacturing Scheduling Coordinator,

Brenda Thomas 

Launch Engineer,

Dan Notestine

1st Shift Coordinator,

Jeff Colwell

2nd Shift Coordinator,

Jim Blanton

3rd Shift Coordinator,

Gordon Parthemore

Toolmaker,

Rennie Putnam

Materials Coordinator,

Misty Davis

 









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Buchenroth, CEO

Steve Buchenroth is the Chief Executive Officer of World Class Plastics, Inc. and the President, owner and operator of Midwest Corporate Air, Inc.

Steve is a 1980 graduate of Indian Lake High School, and a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a BS degree in Business Administration.

Steve is a former aviator and Captain in the United States Air Force / Air National Guard, where he flew the F4 Phantom. Today he is a corporate and charter pilot as well as a flight instructor with Midwest Corporate Air, Inc.

As CEO, Steve is directly involved with establishing and maintaining corporate policy, organizational goals and objectives, long range strategic planning and has financial control, holding 90% of World Class Plastic stock.

Steve strives hard to eliminate waste, keep things simple, lean and clean and wants his employees to have fun while working. Steve is quoted as saying "set up the system with the people, training them to the system they helped create and let them manage the system through numbers and audits."

Scott Wisniewski, Vice President

Scott Wisniewski is a 10% owner and the Vice President at World Class Plastics. As an owner and board member, he shares responsibility for the overall direction of the company, business planning, and market development.

Scott maintains oversight of the IT Department. He assists in manufacturing operations, new product launch, capital equipment acquisition, technical training, and process engineering

Scott is a 1986 graduate of Southwestern High School and Buckeye Hills Joint Vocational School. Scott attended Shawnee State University and graduated in 1988 with an Associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology.

Scott has been employed in the plastics industry since 1986 and is well known for his engineering and manufacturing capability. Scott is one of the original three co-founders of World Class Plastics, Inc.

Scott Wisniewski, Vice President

Scott Wisniewski is a 15% owner and the Vice President at World Class Plastics. As an owner and board member, he shares responsibility for the overall direction of the company, business planning, and market development.

Scott maintains oversight of tooling and facility maintenance. He assists in manufacturing operations, new product launch, capital equipment acquisition, technical training, and process engineering.

Scott is a 1986 graduate of Southwestern High School and Buckeye Hills Joint Vocational School. Scott attended Shawnee State University and graduated in 1988 with an Associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology.

Scott has been employed in the plastics industry since 1986 and is well known for his engineering and manufacturing capability. Scott is one of the original three co-founders of World Class Plastics, Inc.

Dustin Buchenroth, Business Development Manager & Chief Pilot

Dustin started at World Class Plastics in 2011 as the Business Development Manager. Primarily, he is tasked with researching and developing new business opportunities, not only with new customers, but also in new markets. Further, he assists in company marketing, as well as website development and social media integration. Dustin has earned the Master Molder I certification from RJG, Inc.

Dustin is a 2002 graduate of Indian Lake High School. He matriculated to The Ohio State University where he graduated summa cum laude in 2006 with a BS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering. In 2007, he received his MS from Ohio State in the same field. While enrolled in the Master of Science program, Dustin was employed by OSU as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, working primarily as a laboratory instructor in both sub-sonic and super-sonic wind tunnel experimentation. He also worked as a flight instructor on the weekends, and during college breaks.

After college, Dustin became a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy of Military Science and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. From 2007-2009, he attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX, and graduated at the top of his class academically. Dustin completed his initial training in the F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, in 2010. Soon after, Captain Buchenroth became an operational F-16 pilot at the Toledo Air National Guard base in Ohio, where he still serves today as a traditional guardsman.

Dustin is also certified by the FAA as a commercial, instrument, multi-engine pilot with over 2500 hours of civilian and military flight time. Additionally, he is qualified as an instrument and multi-engine flight instructor. As such, he serves as the Chief Pilot for World Class Plastics.

He resides in Quincy, OH, with his wife Natasha, and their three sons.

Rob Harter, Tooling Manager

Rob Harter is the Tooling Manager at World Class Plastics, Inc and is responsible for tool maintenance, tool repair and internal tool builds. Rob reports directly to Mark Seeley, the President of WCPI.

Rob has a 32 year background in tool building, tool design modification and tool repair. Rob prioritizes tooling issues and insures that repairs and changes are completed in a timely manner. Using internal staff Rob maintains external resources to keep production downtime to a minimum.

Rob is married with 3 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandaughters, and 75 miniature horses.

David Wisniewski, Vice President - Engineeering and R&D

David Wisniewski is the Vice President of Engineering and R&D for World Class Plastics, Inc. His management responsibilities include part and tool design review, process sampling and documentation, special projects, quote preparation and sales calls.

Dave holds an Associate Degree in Plastics/Chemical Engineering from Shawnee State University. He has also attended numerous seminars and postgraduate education classes. Dave is certified to Master Molder 2 by RJG, Inc.

Dave holds 3 U.S. patents and has been directly employed in the plastics industry since 1986. He worked in Plastics Research and Technical Service at The Dow Chemical Company for 10 years prior to working at World Class Plastics, Inc.

“World Class Plastics has the hardest working, most dedicated management team I’ve ever worked with.”

 

 

 

 

W.C. Wagoner, Facility Manager

W.C. Wagoner is the Facility Manager at World Class Plastics, Inc. He is directly responsible for our facility and equipment maintenance, construction and installation. He also has shared responsibility for equipment automation.

W.C. has attended numerous facility and maintenance seminars and we believe he is THE BEST Facility Manager a company could ever have.

W.C. and his wife, Melissa, have 3 children.

Matt Watkins, Quality Manager

Matt Watkins is the Quality Manager, QMR as well as ISO 9000 Quality Management Representative for World Class Plastics. Matt's responsibilities include coordinating internal and external functions for World Class Plastics' customer base and plant wide systems. Matt also oversees PPAP, corrective actions, supplier development, and training and maintenance of all training records.

Matt is a graduate of Ohio High Point JVS ,ITT Technical School,and Villanova University . Matt worked in Customer Service and Quality Assurance at AGC from 1986 until coming to World Class Plastics in 2000. Matt started at World Class Plastics as a Quality Engineer before moving up to his current positions.

Matt and his wife, Rebecca, have 4 children; Alicia, Erica,and twins Justin and Josh. He enjoys his time off canoeing, fishing and playing baseball with his kids.

 

 

Terry Ochi, Vice President - Sales

Terry Ochi is the Sales Vice President of Sales for World Class Plastics, Inc. His greatest responsibility is in developing new opportunities for the advancement of World Class Plastics.Terry, with his vast automotive experience and his ability to communicate in both Japanese and English, supports our customers and suppliers.

Terry is a graduate of RITSUMEIKAN University in Japan and worked for Nissen Chemitec Corporation, parent of London Industries.

Terry and his wife, Keiko, reside in Hillard and have 3 sons; Yuya, Shoya and Kazuya, and 4 grandchildern. Terry enjoys time with his family, life in the United States, golf, fishing and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

 

 

Lori Fisher, Human Resource Manager

Lori Fisher is the Human Resource Manager for World Class Plastics, Inc. Lori's management responsibilities include employee payroll, benefit management, full-range of human resource management, safety, training and special projects.

Lori began as a Production Tech in 1997, and moved on to Packaging Tech, Shipping Tech, Secondary Coordinator, Receptionist, Accounting Assistant, and Human Resource Coordinator, before moving to the HR Manager.

Lori and her husband, Brian, reside in Huntsville and have three children; Ashley, Justin, Megan and two granddaughters, Rikku and Leeloo and two grandsons, Dashel and Tommy. Brian is an aircraft mechanic at Midwest Corporate Air, Inc. She enjoys gardening and spoiling her dog.

 

 

Amy Garver, Customer Service Coordinator

Amy Garver is the Customer Service Coordinator at World Class Plastics and is responsible for entering sales orders, receiving customer phone calls and customer requests, pulling orders, and managing the Shipping Department. Amy has been with World Class Plastics since 1997.

Amy is a 1989 graduate of Indian Lake High School and has attended 4 years of college courses through the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University.

Amy was hired into World Class Plastics in the Packaging Department, and then spent 7 years in the Shipping Department before moving into the Customer Service Department. Amy is on the Relay for Life Team at World Class Plastics, and helps with fundraisers for that cause.

Amy and her husband Charles own Garver Insurance. She enjoys spending time with her two German Shepherds and going to auctions and antique stores.

Kathy Hall, Quality Quality Assurance Coordinator

Kathy Hall is World Class Plastics' Quality Coordinator. Her responsibilities include: internal and external quality; sampling and data collection, full part layouts and CPK studies, submitting PPAP paperwork and testing requirements, assists in creation of Control Plan and FMEAs, managing the cost of quality as well as the suspect part area, and coordinating internal quality.

Kathy has attended training for 5P, GD&T, color checking, as well as operating and programming the CMM and software, auditing and calibrating. She has also completed the entire A. Routsis injection molding training series. Kathy began at World Class Plastics in 2001, as an Operator then moved to Quality Tech. In 2004, she became a Quality Coordinator.

Kathy is a 1999 graduate of Riverside High School. Kathy and her husband Todd, along with their four daughters, Olivia, Maven, Emily and MaKinley, reside in Bellefontaine.

 

 

 

Becky Cronkleton, IT Coordinator

Becky Cronkleton is the IT Coordinator at World Class Plastics. Becky is in charge of computers, laptops, servers, cell phones, land lines, various tablets, printers, and barcode printers. In addition Becky is in charge of the Help Desk, EDI, e-mail, firewall, and FTP.

Becky graduated with a grade point average of 99.8 and a triple major: Micro Computer Applications, Word Processing, and Accounting. She continues learning and has received certificates for Novell Netware, Microsoft Office, and other programs. Becky worked for Belletech for 8 years, and spent 3 years at Liberty Computer before "falling in love with the atmosphere" at World Class Plastics and joining the team in 2003. In 2008 Becky helped facilitate the 5S Team's revamp of the packing area, and in 2009 the TBA assembly area. Most recently, in 2014, her WCPI Power House 5S Team handled the recall of all the APC Surge Protectors.

Becky and her husband, J.R. reside outside of Middleburg and have 2 sons; Matthew and Nathan; one granddaughter, Alexus Grace; and one grandson, Matthew Lee Jr. J.R. holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics Technology and currently works for Honeywell in Urbana.

Becky enjoys bowling, gardening, reading, and visiting with family and friends. She says of the IT industry "Just when you think you have it learned, it changes!".

Gary L. Anderson, Finance Manager

Gary serves as the Finace Manager for World Class Plastics, Inc. Gary’s duties include performing analytical, budgetary and financial activities, focusing in competitively positioning World Class Plastics in the plastic injection industry.

Gary has attended Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and Urbana University. He majored in accounting and marketing and holds a Bachelor degree in Business and a MBA from Urbana University. Gary also holds a certificate in Inventory Management.

Gary and his wife Linda have five children; Carla, Galen, Brent, Amy and Matt. He and his family reside outside of Degraff, Ohio. Gary confesses to an entrepreneurial spirit and that in part is what brought him to World Class Plastics…

 “Forward Thinking and the high level of Automation here at World Class Plastics intrigued me”.

Nick Wisniewski, Manufacturing Engineering Manager

As Manufacturing Engineering Manager/Robotics and Automation Manager/3D Technology Manager, Nick's involvement includes designing and building robotic assembly machines, overseeing all 3D milling and 3D printing projects, business planning, market development through production strategy, and daily support on the production floor.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University. Nick's technical background has allowed him to advance the development of several automation work stations and robotics within World Class Plastics' molding process.

Nick was the first in the company to complete the RJG Master Molder I and II, as well as earn a certification for De-Coupled II and De-Coupled III processing and the first to complete every possible training session for A-Routis and Paulson.

Nick enjoys golfing, baseball and remains dedicated to a daily run, he also enjoys treasure hunting as a hobby.

 

 

Beccy Keating, Manufacturing Manager

During Beccy's tenure at World Class Plastics, she has worked in the Quality Department, been a Production Coordinator, the Secondary Coordinator, and Scheduler. Her current responsibilities include the management of all WCPI production activities, the coordination of activities with supporting departments, implementing continuous improvement projects, and developing lean, efficient processes. Beccy is native to Scotland. She and her husband Kelly have two children: Joanne and Gavin.

Brenda Thomas, Manufacturing Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda has over 10 years experience in the Customer Service Department of the GMS branch of Super Foods. She began as a Production Tech at World Class Plastics in 1998, and has filled various roles since that time as Quality Tech, Quality Coordinator, and day shift Production Coordinator before assuming her current job as Production Scheduler. She has also assisted as an Internal Quality Systems auditor since 2000.

Brenda is a 1979 graduate of Indian Lake High School and currently resides in Lakeview. She has two children; Scott and Megan, and one grandson; Carter. When not working, she enjoys playing piano for church and community functions, both as a soloist and as part of a local jazz trio. She also enjoys history, reading and genealogy.

Mark Luzader, Manufacturing Scheduler

Mark is WCPI's Manufacturing Scheduler.

Mark began with World Class Plastics as a material handler then worked as a mold tech before becoming a production coordinator. He worked with 1st shift for two years before moving to the scheduler position where he is responsible for reviewing customer orders and scheduling them to the appropriate machine. He is responsible for inventory control and also oversees all secondary processes including ultrasonic welding, assembly, pad printing and packaging.

Mark is a 1999 graduate of Indian Lake High School and holds a Bachelor Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He resides in Lewistown, Ohio.

"As a family owned business, World Class Plastics was a chance to move back to my hometown and work for local hometown people".

Jim Blanton, 2nd Shift Coordinator

Jim is the 2nd shift Production Coordinator at World Class Plastics. As such, he ensures all machines are running, as well as good quality productare produced, and supervises all activities in production cells and operator jobs.

He also like to play the guitar, sing , and he likes old cars and trucks.

Jim is married to his wife Sherry, and they have 9 kids and 10 grandkids.

 

 

 

Gordon Parthemore, 3rd Shift Coordinator

Gordon is the 3nd shift Production Coordinator at World Class Plastics. As such, He ensure all Machines are running as well as good quality product, and supervises all activities in production cells and operator jobs.

Gordon enjoys a bargain, he enjoys auctions & sales on his off time. He also enjoys tinkering with most mechanical items such as Engines / Lawn Mowers / Motorcycles. He enjoys watching Pawn Stars / Fast & Loud / American Pickers / Diesel Brothers & such on Television.

Gordon has four children, and one Daughter.

 

John Abnet, Vice President - Operations

John began his time at World Class Plastics in 2015 as the Vice President of Quality Assurance, tasked with overseeing the Quality Department and helping initiate the evolution of plant wide management systems and processes.

Previous roles and companies have provided John with over 20 years of automotive manufacturing experience, including direct interface with Honda world-wide, as a first tier supplier. The majority of those roles have been involved in developing vibrant, functional, and sustainable quality management systems for those companies. A long history of direct cooperation with the Honda QSR teams and Japanese counterparts has strongly influenced his philosophies and resultant skill-sets.

In his current role as Vice President of Operations, John now also oversees the Manufacturing departments, providing mentoring and the development of sustainable process.

John lives with his wife LaNae in a quiet country home near Berne, IN.

 

Rennie Putnam, Toolmaker

Rennie came to World Class as a tool builder in the tooling department.

As Launch Coordinator, his responsibilities includes coordinating new product launch activity between departments, tracking the status and progress of projects, communicating with customers and supplier partners and assisting the engineering and tooling groups with the development of programs or projects

Dan Notestine, Launch Engineer

Dan started his career at WCPI in 1996. He has worked in shipping, receiving, production, and is now a Launch Engineer at WCPI.

His responsibilities include supporting production with technical issues and training, developing injection molding processes for new products, designing and building end of arm tooling for automation, robot programming, implementing cavity pressure technology, supporting continuous improvement activities and participating in preventive and corrective actions.

Dan has earned Master Molder 1 & 2 certifications from RJG, Inc.

 

Robert Bauer, Launch Engineering Manager

Robert the Launch Engineering Manager at World Class Plastics, Inc. His responsibilities include quote preparation, launch project management, process sampling and documentation, continuous improvement, production support, and customer support. Robert has earned Master Molder 1 and 2 certifications from RJG, Inc.

Robert is a graduate of Clay High School in Portsmouth, Ohio. He attended Shawnee State University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering Technology.

While in college, Robert worked as a student employee at Shawnee State’s Print Shop. He was also researching and testing percentages of Nano Composites combined with Nylon for strength testing.

Robert has been employed in the plastics industry since 2010. He began working at World Class Plastics in 2011.

Mark Seeley, President

Mark Seeley is the President of World Class Plastics. As a board member, he shares responsibility for the overall direction of the company, business planning, and market development.

Mark is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of World Class Plastics and the effectiveness of each department.

Mark is a home school graduate of Christian Cottage Schools. The last 2.5 years of high school were completed in Malawi, Africa, where his parents were missionaries. Upon completion of high school, he attended The Ohio State University where he graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration in 1998 with majors in both Economics and Finance.In 1998, Mark started as a mold tech at World Class Plastics after prior automotive and injection molding experiences.

In 1999, Mark was promoted to Finance Manager and promoted again in 2002 to VP of Finance. He held this position until 2007 when he was promoted to President.

Mark enjoys spending time with his church, his family and hiking the great outdoors.

 

 

Misty Davis, Materials Coordinator

Misty Davis is the World Class Plastics Materials Coordinator and is responsible for purchasing office supplies, raw materials, concentrates, packaging and restroom supplies. Misty also does the monthly inventory for components, raw materials, concentrates and packaging.

Misty is a 2001 graduate of Indian Lake High School and attended 2 years at Clark State Community College with a full ride for basketball.

Misty was originally hired at World Class Plastics as an Operator. Misty has also worked the following positions at World Class Plastics: Production Tech, Quality Tech, Shipping Tech, Receiving Tech and Materials Analyst before moving into the Materials Coordinator position.

Misty and her husband Ty reside outside West Liberty, Ohio. Misty has 3 step-children Hannah, McKinsey and Cameron. Ty works at AGC Automotive Americas.

Misty enjoys helping others, raising money for individuals going through cancer, and spending time with family.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Colwell, 1st Shift Coordinator

Jeff is the 1st shift Production Coordinator at World Class Plastics. As such, he trains Production Technicians, places them to specific job assignments, and supervises all activities in production cells and operator jobs.

Jeff enjoys participating in historical reenactments of the French and Indian war era thru the mountain man era with his wife Carrie Anne. Activities include muzzle loading rifles, tomahawk and knife throwing, and primitive archery.

Jeff has four children, and one grandson.