Kirk joined Bright Plastics in 2001 and became a full partner in 2002. Kirk has over 30 years experience in marketing products for the industrial marketplace. He spent nine years in management with General Electric working in several U.S. locations, as well as countries in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East. Kirk has helped manage three businesses through turnaround situations. He is a graduate of North Carolina State with degrees in Business and Economics.
Joe has been at Bright since 1998. He came to us from TYCO where he was Plant Manager for their A&E Products operation in Forest City, NC. Joe has excellent leadership and management skills, having served in the Army as an artillery officer. A graduate of West Point in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Joe’s leadership, innovation and technical skills are valuable assets at Bright Plastics.
Vice President of Manufacturing
Todd Poteat joined Bright Plastics in February 2012. Todd has been involved in the plastics industry for over 29 years. Prior to joining Bright Plastics, he was Site Leader of an injection molding facility for a large consumer product manufacturer. Todd has proven management and technical expertise focused on continuous improvement and problem solving. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State and an MBA from Western Carolina University.
Jeff Larrimore joined the
team at Bright Plastics in July 2014. Jeff has 39 years of manufacturing
accounting experience working for both private and public companies. He has
assisted family owned companies that have doubled and tripled in size during
his tenure. His expertise includes setting up benefit and 401K plans as well as
upgrading ERP systems to ensure efficient and profitable processes. He holds a
BS in Accounting from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill.
Michelle came to Bright Plastics in 2015. Her engineering background includes experience with manufacturers in diverse industries including Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Dresden Nuclear Plant and RF Micro Devices ⟨Qorvo⟩. As Quality Manager at Bright Plastics, Michelle provides leadership and direction to the quality team which focuses on manufacturing performance and improvement, as well as enforcing the company’s compliance with ISO regulations. Michelle has both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.
- ISO 9001:2015 Certified - ISO 13485:2016 Certified
- FDA Registered – For our ISO 7 (Class 100,000) cleanroom
- UL Certified
- First Article Inspections (FAI), Production Parts Approval Process
(PPAP), and statistical analyses are performed consistently.
- Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) according to Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) standards.