Mission: Professional Plastics, Inc. is committed to providing high-quality products and services to our customers, while demonstrating professional representation and brand promotion to our suppliers. We strive for honesty, effort and integrity in all our dealings to create ...
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Founded in 1984, Professional Plastics has been a family owned and operated company focused on providing our customers the best selection, prices and service in North America. While we’ve grown our engineering plastics operation into nineteen full-scale stocking locations throughout the USA and Asia, our commitment hasn’t changed. Today, Professional Plastics supplies the widest range of engineering plastics in the industry. Our expansive inventory, competitive prices and exceptional customer service has helped us become the largest supplier of high-performance plastic shapes in North America & Asia.
With knowledgeable and professional team members from California to Washington, Texas to New York, we’re absolutely confident in our ability to assist you in finding the right engineering plastic for the job. Delivered on time, on budget, everytime.
As you can see, our website provides our customers' access to the most comprehensive & up to date information on plastic materials and applications. www.professionalplastics.com has become by far the most visited plastic shapes website in the world. We allow our customers to access pricing, data sheets, product images, descriptions & other information on more than 500 materials from the leading manufacturers in the industry. We hope you will take your time & browse the Materials By Industry, Materials By Application & Featured Manufacturer pages to learn more.
Professional Plastics, Inc. is a family-owned and privately-held business specializing in the distribution and fabrication of engineering plastic shapes (sheets, rods, tubing, films). Established in California in 1984, the company operates 19 full-service distribution and fabrication facilities in the USA, Singapore and Taiwan. The company currently employs more than 350 people and has annual revenue exceeding $ 140 million dollars.
Starting a family-business is one thing, keeping a family-business together for more than 30 years is quite another. When founders; Larry, David and Mike Kietzke launched a small plastics distribution company in 1984, they never imagined that more than thirty years later the company would still be thriving, and their family ties would continue to grow along with the business.
Professional Plastics was established in October 1984 with two initial California locations; Anaheim and Santa Clara. The Anaheim location served as the companies' headquarters, and was managed by Larry Kietzke, and his eldest son David. The Santa Clara location was managed and operated by younger-brother Mike, who was soon joined by Bill Widby and Delia Smith who remained with the company for the next 30 years.
Larry had started in the plastics industry in 1962, and his 20 plus years of experience was crucial to establishing the initial systems and processes that would guide the company in the years ahead. Larry and his wife Patricia were blessed with six children, all of whom have played various roles in the company over the years. His eldest sons, David and Mike shared in the management responsibilities while focusing on building the companies' sales revenue. The hard-working brothers quickly secured key accounts in the aerospace and semiconductor industries. Despite the Kietzke's experience and market knowledge, they found it difficult to establish operating lines of credit with traditional lenders. Therefore, each of the founders invested $ 15,000 from their personal savings accounts, and used credit cards to finance the business over the first few months. Their financial gamble paid off, and after establishing some early success, the company eventually secured it's first operating line of credit.
In the early years, it was all hands on deck for the Kietzke family. As a father of six, Larry had a home-grown workforce who were more than eager to help. Larry's wife Patricia ran the companies' computer system despite being completely blind. Never deterred by her blindness, Patricia purchased an optical scanner that allowed her to visualize the computer monitor using a small device that resembled a fingertip heart rate monitor. Larry and Patricia took computer classes in the evenings, then purchased a computer and UNIX software package adequate to run a small business. The couples' other children also contributed. Their 20 year old daughter Lori handled the bookkeeping, while 16 year-old son Chris handled shipping and receiving after school. Their son-in-law Rich, handled the fabrication, and a few years later, youngest son Richard joined the team. Their daughter Pamela also joined the company for a period of time, working in the accounting department. In total, all six of Larry's children were involved in the business at one time or another.
Professional Plastics Today
Professional Plastics and it's subsidiaries now employ more than 350 people in 19 locations worldwide, and have a combined annual turnover exceeding $ 140 million dollars. The company has established distribution ties with industry leaders such as Quadrant EPP, Evonik-Cyro, Rochling, Norplex-Micarta, Saint Gobain, Simona, Sheffield Plastics, Vycom, and Corning Macor. The company is currently the sixth largest supplier of engineering plastic shapes in North America while remaining 100% family-owned, and operated. Upon Larry Kietzke's retirement in 2006, David Kietzke assumed the title of CEO, and Mike Kietzke assumed the role of Executive Vice President. Chris Kietzke is the VP of Marketing and runs the companies' Asia Businesses. David's sons Brent and Jeremy joined the company, as did Mike's son Daniel. Each of the fathers have been able to forge a special bond with their sons, by sharing their experiences and knowledge in both life and business. The company has been fortunate enough to have many dedicated long-term employees, including more than a dozen with 20+ years with the company. Special recognition goes to our dedicated staff for their incredible contributions over the years.
Professional Plastics, a leading distributor of high-performance engineering plastic shapes, is currently offering great career opportunities. We are a family-owned and operated business that values hard work, integrity and ethics. We are interested in hiring motivated professionals who share our core values and desire to be part of a dynamic team. Established in 1984, Professional Plastics has grown to 18 locations across the USA, Singapore & Taiwan. Professional Plastics is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits.
The Professional Plastics Pledge
"I will make every Professional Plastics Experience OUTSTANDING"
We place our CUSTOMERS at the center of everything we do. It is our committment... It is our Culture... It is our Pledge... It is our Focus - Our Customer Focus.
The Professional Plastics Pledge Means:
Professional Plastics is committed to providing high-quality products and services to our customers, while demonstrating professional representation and brand promotion to our suppliers. We strive for honesty, effort and integrity in all our dealings to create opportunities for mutual growth among our customers, suppliers and employees.
Our Shared Values
Professional Plastics believes in supporting the communities we do business in and rallying together for the greater good. From our sustainability efforts to supporting local non-profit organizations, to constantly asking, "How can we be a better corporate citizen?" Professional Plastics makes every effort to leave a positive impression on the world around us.
I have been working at Professional Plastics full-time (Less than a year)
- Flexible Hours
- Holiday Observation
- Good Benefits Package
- Wealth of Knowledge
- Educational Meetings/Seminars on products
- Employee Appreciation
- Positive Work Environment [Donut Fridays!]
- Employee Wellness Programs
- Management is always open to suggestions from employees
I don't have specific cons- the only cons are ones you would find in any other workplace [can't be lazy, must work well with others, put the customer first, etc]
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Professional Plastics (West Seneca, NY) in September 2015.
My interview was with a an Agency that helps companies get temporary help.The Agency set up an appointment and had me bring in my resume. The Staffing Agency wanted to make sure I had what I needed to apply for the positions I wanted.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce