Genesis Plastics Welding Leadership Team
At Genesis Plastics Welding our relationships with our clients have always been a focal point for our tight-knit team. We pride ourselves on a unique collaborative approach and innovative manufacturing solutions. For our team, both of the above begin with an understanding of each client’s business needs and partnering with them to bring their innovative ideas to market – always keeping an eye on quality, profitability and sustainability.
We enjoy being a strategic resource for our clients. Through the depth of our radio frequency welding expertise and flexibility of supply chain relationships, we enable our client’s innovation each and every day and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s who we are.
President and CEO
Being part of a family-owned and operated company firmly founded on entrepreneurial spirit and serving others has been a welcome challenge (and reward) for Tom, who was named president and CEO in 2010 after holding other leadership positions at Genesis. Under his leadership, Genesis has seen several expansions and revenue has increased. With a diverse contract manufacturing background, he maintains Genesis’ eye on continuous improvement, engineering innovation and cutting edge heat sealing solutions that take clients around the world to the forefront of their industries, no matter what stage of life their product is within. Acting as a bridge for the client, Tom and the Genesis team is all about being a valued partner and help taking their customers to that next step, whether it be prototyping, validation, contract manufacturing with Genesis or sourcing cost effective manufacturing in other parts of the world.
As the company’s visionary, Tom leads the senior management team in setting strategic direction, striving to continually improve customer service and manufacturing quality. Additionally, Tom is a board and committee member for the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers’ Council (IMDMC).
Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology
Our resident radio frequency heat sealing expert, Dale Wagner has been in the plastics sealing industry for over 31 years. He is an expert in mechanical engineering and in all RF welding technologies. During his years with Genesis, Dale has steadily increased manufacturing capacity to support product growth through equipment acquisition and facilities management.
Quality Assurance Manager
A Six Sigma Black Belt, Ana Dawes brings over 20 years of quality engineering and quality management system experience to Genesis Plastics Welding. Highly skilled in quality disciplines, including statistical study and Six Sigma methodology, her quality engineering and inspection technique experience will be a key asset in early stage quality assurance planning as Genesis continues to grow. Additionally, Ana is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Prior to joining the Genesis team, Ana worked in automotive and medical device senior quality engineering roles. She is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Texas A&M University – Kingsville, and a previous President’s Award winner for her work on waste reduction within Six Sigma projects.
Experienced in managing ERP and MRP systems for small to large multinational corporations, Alan Kovach has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance within the manufacturing setting. Prior to joining Genesis Plastics Welding in 2010, Alan held management positions within Delco Remy International, Spacelabs, Inc. (a division of Squib Medical Systems), Marpac Products Inc. and Avis Industrial Corp.
A dynamic manufacturing professional with a “can do attitude” and a knack for inspiring those around him, Brian Long has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of manufacturing operations. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, he is ever steadfast on continuous improvement measures and meeting customer’s needs and business goals efficiently. Additionally, he often notes, that there is something uniquely powerful about true teamwork, and successful companies advance through teams of people who were in harmony with one another.
Prior to joining the Genesis team, Long held production management positions with GE and Peerless Pump. He is a Bachelor of Science in Business Management graduate from Fresno Pacific University and holds his MBA from University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business.
An Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis graduate, Nathan Glass brings nearly ten years of project management and engineering experience to Genesis Plastics Welding. Prior to joining Genesis, he was a senior product development engineer at Ambu, formerly King Systems Corporation, a manufacturer of life-supporting devices for hospitals and rescue services. Throughout his career, Nathan has closely worked with sales and marketing teams, as well as quality personnel to launch innovative medical device products. He enjoys working in the areas of material selection, design, technical documentation and project management.
Within manufacturing, collaborative relationships are key. In his forward-facing role within Genesis Plastics Welding, Jason Spoolstra utilizes his nearly decade of experience to provide innovative contract manufacturing solutions for global clients within medical device, military and other industries.
Jason is a graduate of Purdue University. Prior to joining the Genesis team, he held senior project management positions with Tridien Medical and Hologic. Over the course of his career he has successfully launched numerous new products for top medical device manufacturers including Stryker, Hill-Rom and Medline.
Business Development Executive
Michael Finley brings an impressive background in sales, business development, and strategic marketing to Genesis Plastics Welding. His professional experience includes 14 years within industrial and medical markets, including a strong focus on customer-centric relationships and corporate growth initiatives.
Michael is a Marian University graduate. Prior to joining Genesis, he held sales and project management roles at Arcamed Medical Device Manufacturing and Fastenal. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with sales and marketing teams to exceed business goals. In his role with Genesis, Michael is responsible for developing and supporting new business from conception to production.
Quality System Supervisor
An experienced quality system management professional, Janelle has over 20 years of experience in medical device quality system regulations, GMP, ISO 13485 and environmental controls monitoring for clean room contract manufacturing. She is an essential part of the Genesis Plastics Welding quality team.
Janelle is a School of Technology graduate from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Prior to joining Genesis, she was a quality assurance supervisor for a global manufacturer and distributor specializing in medical devices for hospitals and rescue services.
Customer Service Specialist
A liaison between clients and Genesis’ internal departments, Becky utilizes her 25+ years of extensive customer service experience to maintain excellent working relationships and project support. A Ball State graduate and lifelong Hoosier, Becky is an integral part of the Genesis Plastics Welding collaborative contract manufacturing experience.