General Plastics, Inc. can live its slogan, We Form Concept into Reality™ because our leadership leads by example and, in doing so, has inspired our staff; working as a team to form the culture that is needed to deliver products that meet industry standards while achieving, or exceeding customer expectations.
There are many careers within General Plastics and people who are proud to be part of the company, its people, customers and the products we manufacture. Over the next few months we will introduce you to several of them.
Let us Introduce…
Rob Weileder, IT Manager
As the IT Manager, Rob wears many hats. He is the IT department – taking care of all aspects of the technology needs of the organization. He works on several software projects such as rearranging the plant for better workflow; building additions and the remodeling project in the front area. He also designs software programs to make things easier for the people in the plant such as the label printing program. Installing label stations in various locations throughout the plant allows the people on the floor to scan their work order and print the necessary labels. The outcome has increased productivity and quality and reduced (if not eliminated) labeling errors.
The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Rob has been involved in the certification projects from the start in helping the company earn and maintain them. He enjoys being involved in the ISO projects and is especially challenged with the ISO-14001, which is an environmental certification. To maintain this certification, he is constantly looking for ways to reduce, recycle or use materials more responsibly and raising awareness throughout the company.
Rob is a right-angle square corner type of guy who can see multiple ways of accomplishing things and determining which is best – if it doesn’t work out as expected there are other approaches, all with the underlining goal of making things easier and more efficient for people and less error prone. He is a methodical thinker with a talent for having an attention for detail; he never knows where the day will take him, but he is always enthusiastic and interested in helping wherever he is needed.
My favorite thing to do is to create efficiencies in everyday workplace settings. One day I’m writing software programs to make someone’s job easier, the next I’m redesigning a machine for a whole different process. From the owner’s computer needs and projects to the guy pushing the button and packing parts, I get to work with everyone.