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Ana Dawes Joins Genesis Plastics Welding as Quality Assurance Manager

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Ana Dawes Joins Genesis Plastics Welding as Quality Assurance Manager

Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based radio frequency welding contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., announced today the hire of Quality Assurance Manager Ana Dawes.

“Ana’s hands-on experience with quality engineering and inspection methods and techniques will only heighten early-stage quality assurance planning as we continue to grow,” says Ryder. “We look forward to Ana building upon the strong foundation of our current ISO 13485 quality management system as we strive to continuously improve upon all that we do here at Genesis Plastics Welding.” Dawes, a Six Sigma Black Belt, possesses an impressive background with more than 20 years of quality engineering and quality management system experience.

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Michael Finley Joins Genesis Plastics Welding as Business Development Executive

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Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based radio frequency welding contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., announced today the hire of Business Development Executive Michael Finley. The addition comes as Genesis embarks on its 30th year as a trusted innovator in the plastics welding industry.

“I couldn’t be happier to welcome Michael to our team,” says Ryder. “His vast industry knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow and serve global OEMs with collaborative contract manufacturing solutions.” Finley possesses an impressive background in sales, business development, and strategic marketing. His professional experience includes 14 years within the industrial and medical markets, including a strong focus on customer-centric relationships and corporate growth initiatives.

Finley is a Marian University graduate and Carmel resident. Prior to joining Genesis, he held sales and project management roles at Arcamed Medical Device Manufacturing and Fastenal. Throughout his career, Finley has worked closely with sales and marketing teams to exceed business goals. In his new role with Genesis, he will be responsible for developing and supporting new business from conception to production.

About Genesis Plastics Welding:                                                                                             

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

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Genesis Plastics Welding Hires Josh Wheeler as Maintenance Supervisor

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Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., a radio frequency welding contract manufacturer and trusted innovator in the plastics welding industry announced today the hire of Josh Wheeler as the maintenance supervisor. Wheeler will fill the role recently vacated by Dennis Burns, who retired after ten years of service.

“I’m pleased with the addition of Josh to our team,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “As a detail-oriented and tech-savvy individual, he’s been bringing ideas to the table to increase production efficiencies and reduce equipment downtime since day one on the job. With Josh on the scene, our preventative maintenance programs will only become more robust.”

Josh Wheeler and family, Genesis Plastics WeldingWheeler, who is currently working on his Green Belt Six Sigma certification with Genesis, is a Lapel resident. He comes to Genesis with over 15 years of maintenance experience. Prior to joining Genesis, he held a position with Parker Aerospace and was an FFA Certified Pump Technician.

Throughout his career, Wheeler has been noted as a passionate and dedicated team player. He enjoys being active in his community, fishing and spending time with his family.

 

About Genesis Plastics Welding:

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

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Plastics Welding on a Mission

Genesis Plastics Welding team2017 is turning out to be an exciting year at Genesis Plastics Welding! We are strategically stepping up our plastics welding game and working on important continuous improvement facets of our business, including working with Purdue University’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP). An intensive program which includes ISO 9001:2015 and Kaizen implementation, as well as Six Sigma Green Belt certification that will help position Genesis as go-to contract manufacturing supplier for the Department of Defense (DOD) and its suppliers, as well as medical device OEMs.

Through DMAP, we are strengthening our core and diversifying as an innovative tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 DOD supplier, with specialty manufacturing for VA hospital products. For nearly three decades, Genesis has been nurturing innovation through collaboration with our clients and supplier partners. We are thrilled to be on the road to being able to offer collaborate contract manufacturing and plastics welding directly to the DOD and suppliers of the DOD.

A Roadmap for the Future

Through the technical assistance and training received through DMAP, we are tackling lean manufacturing, growth and quality initiatives by working to implement efficiencies within production processes, reducing waste, lowering costs, growing jobs and driving innovation. “In just a few short weeks, I’m already seeing the impact of the work we’ve been accomplishing through our sessions with Purdue and DMAP,” said Dale Wagner, Director of Engineering and Maintenance at Genesis Plastics Welding. “It’s bringing our team together in new ways and allowing us to diversity and define a decisive roadmap for our future.”

Military Contract Manufacturing Capabilities

Military contract manufacturing is not something new to the Genesis team. Over the years, Genesis has produced military hydration packs, helmet padding systems, warming blankets, vests and other products used by military personnel and first responders for global OEMs. By taking this extra step to become GSA certified and SAM registered, Genesis will be expanding its core collaborative contract manufacturing capabilities and continuing to meet the increasing demand for domestic made cost-effective high-quality RF heat sealed products and devices.

Why Purdue MEP DMAP?

Each DMAP through Purdue University’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is customized to the client. Companies affected by a downturn in the market are eligible to apply and receive grant funds to help fund training and certifications to assist in becoming more competitive to gain future business.

Genesis Plastics Welding team“Of the companies that have participated in our DMAP program, we’ve seen an increase in business and revenue due to an increase in throughput. Additionally, an improved company cultural to one of advanced problem solving and innovation is an outcome of the program,” said Art Thomas, Lead Service Manager at Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

“Indiana is a heavily populated manufacturing state. To compete globally, we have to capitalize on our technologies and make sure our capital expenses produce throughout. Our DMAP program helps companies do just that,” said Thomas.

Currently, the Genesis team is working on the Green Belt certification phase of our DMAP with Greg Apple, a consult through Purdue MEP. During the course of our certification classes, our team will work on five improvement projects, including projects focused on inventory, set up times and reducing defects.

“The Genesis Plastics Welding team is thoroughly embracing Six Sigma methodology! Furthermore, I love to see when a CEO gets so involved in the training,” said Apple. “Really, anytime anyone jumps into the continuous improvement arena, it bodes well for their future. I expect the Genesis team to get a tremendous impact from their DMAP with MEP.”

Make sure to check back on the Genesis blog, as we continue our MEP DMAP story in the coming months.

 

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Genesis Plastics Welding Adds Nathan Glass as Engineering Manager

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Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based radio frequency welding contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc. announced today the hire of Nathan Glass as engineering manager.

The addition comes as GPW continues to expand its global footprint as a collaborative partner for contract manufacturing. “We are extremely pleased to have Nathan join our team. His vast medical device product development experience is not only a benefit to our team, but to our clients as well, as we continue to be a go-to partner for the contract manufacture of innovative medical devices,” says Ryder.

About Nathan Glass

Glass, an Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis graduate, comes to Genesis with nearly ten years of project management and engineering experience. Prior to joining Genesis, Glass 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, Glass 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.

About Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.