As Owner and President of Parker Plastics, Jim Parker has led the organic growth of Parker Plastics from a startup in 1989 to a company of national reach with four manufacturing plants and over 330+ employees. Jim’s “customer first” and continual improvement philosophies have led to the consistent delivery of best in class performance and numerous valued long-term customer relationships. Jim fully appreciates that the continued success of Parker Plastics is the direct result of its loyal, talented work force. Many of whom have been with the company more than 20 years. With an MBA from University of Chicago, Jim combines his entrepreneurial spirit and strong analytical skills to drive growth. Jim is a firm believer that ongoing investment in new product development, team building, efficiency enhancement and safety initiatives are the keys to sustained success.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Steve Ferraro is the Vice President of Sales who leads, directs and manages our commercial team and program in support of our customers and in conjunction with our operations group. Steve understands that our primary focus is to assist our customers to grow their market share and earnings by providing best in class products, service and support. Steve employs a structured commercial approach that focuses on customer intimacy and delivering industry wide solutions. Steve has his MBA in Finance/Marketing. He has over 25 years experience in the rigid and flexible packaging industry, specializing in the food, beverage, household chemical, industrial, personal care, ag chem, pet, auto and health and beauty market segments. Steve has worked with many of the Fortune 500 Consumer Products companies in the US, developing long term, value added successful partnerships.
VP of Finance
Brad Hayes is the Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s financial and accounting needs in support of our operational and strategic goals. Brad believes in utilizing modern financial tools through continuous improvement to enhance and drive value for key stakeholders, including our customers, employees, suppliers, creditors and shareholders. Brad has over 18 years of experience working with companies across numerous industries as an advisor, investor and board member. Prior to this position, Brad was a Senior Vice President with Golub Capital, where he was responsible for executing and monitoring investments for the firm. Prior to Golub, Brad advised companies and investors as a Senior Vice President with Mesirow Financial Consulting. He started his career with KPMG’s audit practice and later worked as a Manager with the firm’s transaction services (mergers & acquisitions) advisory group. Brad earned his BS degree in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
VP of Corporate Development
Matt O’Neill leads cross-functional teams in strategy initiatives, growth opportunities, and profitability enhancement projects as VP of Corporate Development at Parker Plastics. In this role, Matt also oversees partnerships, acquisitions, procurement, supply chain, and technology for the company. He works closely with the sales and manufacturing teams on key projects and new product and market development. Matt’s broad experience allows him to understand the various challenges that Parker Plastics, its customers, and suppliers face so that he can work on creative solutions that drive growth for all parties. Matt understands that strong customer and supplier relationships, employee teamwork and collaboration, and continual improvement initiatives are key to the continued success of Parker Plastics. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Edward Stevenson is the Plant Manager of the Parker Plastics Inc., Wisconsin facility. Ed orchestrates and directs blow molding, extrusion molding and plant operations, assuring our customers of the highest level of quality and service. Edward understands producing quality products and delivering on time is the key to a successful relationship with our customers. In turn this allows our customers to provide the best products for their customers and to the general public. Edward has a BS in electronic engineering. He has over 11 years’ experience in the rigid plastic industry working in food, beauty, household, and auto care products. In addition to being a successful Plant Manager Edward’s extensive experience includes working as a Field Engineer for a leader in blow mold machines and as a Senior Engineering Project Manager setting up new plants across the country.
Tim Carrigg is the Plant Manager for the manufacturing facility located in Sand Springs, OK. He is responsible for all the operations within the plant. Tim leads our manufacturing employees to create a team to provide our customers with good quality products in an SQF inspected plant. Tim has over 20 years experience in the plastics industry. He gained firsthand knowledge as a Production Manager prior to assuming complete business responsibility for the Oklahoma plant. Before joining Parker Plastics, Tim gained experience in the commercial construction industry. He worked with Meisner Electric, based in Newton Iowa. Tim has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing equipment and plant systems. He ensures Parker Plastics maintains the highest levels of industry practices and equipment standards. He attends the large equipment trade shows to keep up with the latest equipment in the industry. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University.
Jim Brown is the Director of Corporate Wide Quality and also functions as the Plant Manager for our Hagerstown, Maryland facility. Jim leads a very well-rounded management group who assist with supporting the production team at this facility, as well as leading a very strong quality team within the corporation regarding overall Quality and Food Safety programs. Jim’s primary focus is ensuring our customers receive a Food Safe and Quality package, good customer support, and on time deliveries. Jim has over 40 years’ experience in the rigid and flexible packaging industry specializing in the food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, household chemical, industrial, personal care, ag chem, auto and health and beauty markets. Over the years he has also assisted with the engineering and development of new packaging that have proven to be very difficult projects within the industry, but with his “Can Do Attitude” has moved these projects forward to market with great success. Jim has worked with some of the largest machine manufactures and bottle producers worldwide and over the past 40 years has been trained by the best of the best in this industry.
John Garland is the Plant Manager of Parker Plastics Nevada, L.L.C. John has been with Parker for 17 years. He moved from the Wisconsin plant to startup and run the new Las Vegas plant back in 2015. John leads, directs and manages our Las Vegas team with the primary focus of providing our customers with exceptional customer service and product quality. John has over 37 years experience in the plastic bottle industry, including responsibilities in equipment process, repair and maintenance, machining, engineering, quality control, SPC and process improvement. John belongs to the Virginia State Association of NIULPE, where he received his Third-Class Engineer License. He also studied Ammonia Refrigeration Systems at University of Wisconsin.
VP / South & Midwest Sales Manager
Brad Rohrig is the Vice-President of Midwest Sales and leads the sales effort out of Parker’s Sand Springs, OK facility. Brad’s has 37 years of experience in the rigid packaging industry. During his tenure he has developed the expertise as well as the insight to develop supply programs that exceed our customer requirements. In addition he has optimized any supply chain problems they may have. Brad possesses a Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently resides in Omaha.
Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager
Jason DiNardo is the Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager who directs new business development and ongoing customer support in the eastern region of the United States and all of Canada. Jason is a highly engaged sales professional that values the importance of customer relationships. He believes that trust and satisfaction are the cornerstones for continued growth of his business. Jason enjoys sharing his knowledge of the rigid packaging industry and understands that providing an exceptional customer experience is a critical aspect of our value proposition. Jason has a BA in Business Administration from Washington and Jefferson College. Jason has over 28 years of experience in the custom molding industry, serving both the consumer goods and rigid packaging markets. Over his career, Jason has engaged with many Fortune 500 companies and has successfully commercialized numerous custom projects for the juvenile, lawn and garden, holiday/seasonal food, beverage, household chemical, industrial, personal care, pet, automotive and health and beauty market segments.
West Coast Sales Manager
Estella Medina is the Western Region Account Manager focused on our North Las Vegas manufacturing facility. She is responsible for sales in CA, OR, WA, UT, ID, NV, AZ and NM. Estella specializes in the food and beverage industry, promoting our products and capabilities to key customers. She is charged with providing leadership in various channels, including direct territory customers as well as distributors. Estella is a bi-lingual sales professional with over 16 years of experience in the manufacturing industry with solid experience in plastic and metal packaging for the food, beverage, cosmetics, health and pharmaceutical markets. Utilizing her language skills, Estella has built a business development program with the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration and the US Commercial service to export food packaging products to Mexico, Central and South America. Estella Medina is an enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and skill set to provide customer and industry wide solutions. She strives to build solid customer relations through personal and professional accountability.
National HOD Water Sales Manager
Scott D. Kuehn is our National Sales Manager responsible for the Large Format Bottled Water Segment. Scott coordinates the sales and service function for the full line of our Bottled Water products. With 29 years of direct beverage packaging experience, Scott enjoys providing superior grade BPA free PET bottles to the bottled water industry. With a focus on continuous product design improvement and innovative and evolving branding solutions, Scott was instrumental in reintroducing large format PET water packaging in the U.S. Scott is a mechanical engineering major from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has sat on several industry related Board of Directors.
Mid-West Sales Manager
Brenda Kiehm brings over 28 years of successful sales experience to Parker Plastics in both the manufacturing and distribution arenas. One of her best capabilities is customer intimacy. Understanding customer wants and needs is what she does best. As the Midwest Account Manager , Brenda is dedicated to expanding our/her customer base by developing supply chain solutions and sharing best practices with all clients. The dedication and experience she brings to the customer assures success for all, and the reality of a true partnership.
Central Region Sales
Cameron Coyle brings B2B sales experience to the Parker Plastic family from the commercial printing, labels, and packaging segments. He has worked hand in hand with numerous fortune 500 companies to help streamline processes and create maximum workflow solutions for his customers. Cameron has a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University and 10+ years in the packaging arena specializing in custom solutions. He brings a solid foundation in customer service making sure new and existing clients are treated like family. Cameron is committed to growing the central region by establishing meaningful relationships with customers and providing out of the box solutions to help his clients grow their bottom line.