Bloggers

Brady Deacon
Brady Deacon
Project Engineer
Aerospace

I bring 8 years of experience in the plastics industry. I also specialize in plastic manufacturing for aerospace applications.

Bruce Wold
Bruce Wold
Engineering Manager
Elite Plastics / Injection Molding

I have 18 years experience in the electronics industry in the area of technical engineering and manufacturing efficiencies. Additional experiences include 5 years with aerospace machining and sheet metal production, and for the past 8 years I have been with Elite Plastics.

Chris Passanante
Chris Passanante
Business Development Manager
Elite Plastics / Injection Molding and Assembly

I've been in and around Manufacturing most of my life, 20 + years in the Plastics Industry...my passion is working with clients on developing new projects that push the edge of design limitations. I've worked in production, Quality, Engineering and Sales...I love what I do!

Cynthia Schulte
Cynthia Schulte
Online Content Manager
GM Nameplate

One of the best things about working at GM Nameplate is learning about the unique and expansive things they do. Quick facts: I have lived in 4 countries, grew up on a peninsula and my bucket list includes an around-the-world plane ticket and skydiving.

Dan Klein
Dan Klein
Dan Thurmond
Dan Thurmond
Division President
Elite Plastics

Dan entered the plastics industry with a degree in Plastic Technology from Los Angeles Technical Trade College and now brings nearly 50 years of industry expertise to the plant. He went on to found Danegon Plastics in 1985 which later became Elite Plastics, a division of GM Nameplate. When not at work, you can find Dan on the softball field or on the racquet ball court.

Edward Lafferty
Edward Lafferty
Eldon Wogen
Eldon Wogen
Sr. Program Manager
Plastic Injection Molding

I have 28 years experience working in the plastic industry- custom injection molders and OEM's. I enjoy mountain climbing and hiking.

Elise Harrington
Elise Harrington
Frances Scharnhorst
Frances Scharnhorst
Project Engineer

I joined the Elite Plastics team from Western Washington University where I received my degree in Plastics Engineering Technology. In my spare time I enjoy reading and rock climbing.

Greg Shulman
Greg Shulman
Manufacturing Engineer
GM Nameplate

I'm a 2011 Plastics Engineering Technology graduate, and excitedly learning all that I can about the injection molding industry, technology, and materials. In my free time, I am a competitive strength athlete, and currently hold 4 Oregon State lifting records.

Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger
Blogger
Plastics

We welcome plastics industry experts, partners and enthusiasts to contribute to the blog. Contact pblogger@gmnameplate.com to be a guest blogger.

Joe Miura
Joe Miura
Manufacturing Engineer
Elite Plastics/Injection Molding

I graduated from Western Washington University in 2010 with a degree in Plastics Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. I joined Elite Plastics shortly after graduation and have been working as a manufacturing engineer ever since.

John Davis
John Davis
Ken Roney
Ken Roney
Quality Engineer
Quality and process control in plastics manufacturing

I have worked in the quality field for 28 years, including 7 at GMN/Elite Plastics. I have taught quality and problem solving skills
including shop floor statistical techniques,
Kaizen principles and team quality circle skills. I am certified
(CQT, CQA) by the American Society of Quality (ASQ)
and as a lead assessor in the ISO 9000 quality
management standard.

Mike Bogle
Mike Bogle
Program Manager
Elite Plastics / Injection Molding

I have been working in the plastics industry for over 19 years. Throughout that time I have held several positions and have had exposure to numerous industries, product applications and manufacturing processes.

I have been with Elite Plastics for past 6 years.

Samantha Quamma
Samantha Quamma