Elkhart Plastics Appointments

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Dale Ohlrich as IBC Sales Manager

Dale Ohlrich, Elkhart PlasticsSOUTH BEND, IN – Sept. 6, 2018–Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Dale Ohlrich as Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Sales Manager. Dale brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience to the position.

His responsibilities include overseeing Elkhart Plastics’ IBC division and contributing to strategic growth initiatives.

Previously, Ohlrich served as the Director of Business Development at Packers Sanitation Services, Inc. Additionally, he served as Specialty Products Manager of the IBC and dry handling divisions at Snyder Industries, Inc. for 12 years. Prior to that he was the Regional Sales Manager for Custom Metalcraft Inc. Ohlrich is a graduate of Bellevue University and Southeast Community College with a Bachelors in Business Administration and an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Engineering.

“We’re thrilled to have Dale on board,” Jack Welter, CEO of EPI, said. “His background and experience in manufacturing and rotational molding will be a great asset to the team as we continue to advance services to current and future customers.”

Ohlrich said, “I am excited to accept this position with Elkhart Plastics and I’m thrilled to be part of such a forward-thinking and aggressively growing company. I am really looking forward to being back in the IBC market.”

In his free time, Ohlrich enjoys golf, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He lives in Tampa, Fla., with his wife, Tara, and their children, Zachary and Gracy.

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Hilary Welter as Marketing Manager

Hilary Welter, Elkhart PlasticsELKHART, IN – August 21, 2018–Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Hilary Welter to fill its newly created Marketing Manager position. Previously, Welter served as the Marketing and Research Coordinator for the Indianapolis-based North American Retail Hardware Association for four years. During her tenure, she participated in a work and travel program called Remote Year, during which she traveled around the world to 12 cities in 12 months with a group of 70 peers while working remotely.

Her responsibilities include overseeing marketing efforts for EPI and its KONG Coolers product line including strategic initiatives, brand management, and corporate identity. She is based in the South Bend corporate office.

Welter has more than five years of experience creating and directing marketing campaigns including social media, email, and B2B initiatives. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from Butler University.

Welter is also the daughter of EPI’s President and CEO Jack Welter.

“Hilary has a passion for marketing and getting results. We are excited to add her to the Elkhart Plastics team in our new Marketing Manager role. Her experience, paired with a lifelong familiarity with rotomolding, is a great addition to our team,” Jack Welter said.

Hilary Welter said, “I’m thrilled to join the team, and I’m eager to use my experience to strengthen and grow the Elkhart Plastics and KONG Coolers brands. It will be rewarding to work alongside my dad and help strengthen the company he’s been a part of for my entire life.”

Jack Welter joined Elkhart Plastics in June of 1990.