Our Team at Bright Plastics

Our Team

Kirk  Sparks

Kirk Sparks


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  Vest

Joe Vest

Vice President

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.

Todd Poteat

Todd Poteat

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

Jeff Larrimore


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 Fendrich

Michelle Fendrich

Quality Manager

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.

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