Dirk Arends, Sales and Business Development Manager
Dirk is responsible for Sales and Business Development for IVP Plastics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Dirk brings over 15 years of experience in leading sales organizations in injection molding and sheet metal fabrication.
Sam Ball, Production Manager
Sam is responsible for developing the manufacturing vision for IVP. Responsibilities include Injection Molding, Secondary Operations, Maintenance, and Tooling. Sam also leads the Continuous Improvement projects as well as new technology projects including Robotics and Vision Systems.
Sam has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from Emporia State University and has over 25 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding, metal forming, and laser welding.
Rebecca Berry, Customer Service, St. Louis
Rebecca has over 12 years of customer service experience and has previously served as a TWA international flight attendant and Homeland Security customer service instructor. Rebecca has provided “Super Service” to our St. Louis facility customers for over 8 years.
Randy Gelsthorpe, Tooling Manager
Randy manages the tooling operations at our Washington facility. This includes all tool quotes, mold design reviews and tracks tool build progress at our tooling suppliers and manages our in plant tool room operations. He strives for the highest quality tool at the most economic price for both our customers and IVP. His experience spans has over 40 years in the tool and die trade.
Matt Lang, Sales Manager
Matt provides strategic direction for our St. Louis sales and marketing team, with a focus on sales management and customer development. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of plastics processing.
Bob Seals, General Manager, St. Louis
Bob is the General Manager of the St. Louis facility. He has more than 20 years of experience in operations management, product development, quality and regulatory compliance. His experience in the industrial and medical industries includes manufacturing of metals & plastics.
Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Norah Julmis, Communications and Brand Manager
Norah is responsible for marketing, publishing IVP’s bimonthly newsletter and designing sales collateral. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations with a business minor in marketing from the University of Tampa.