Diversified Plastics announced today that it has appointed Vincent Pope as engineering manager.
Pope has nearly 30 years of experience serving in leadership positions in a range of industries, including 13 years in plastic-injection molding, plus computer, electronics, additive manufacturing and contract manufacturing. Prior to joining Minneapolis-based Diversified Plastics, Pope was president & CEO of TMG Consulting Services in Plymouth, Minn. He also served as director of operations and operational excellence director at Spectralytics in Dassel, Minn., and was director of operations at Stratasys, Ltd. in Eden Prairie, Minn.
“Vincent champions operational excellence through continuous improvement, leads through example, and embraces our corporate values,” said Diversified Plastics CEO Kevin Hogan in a news release. “He is a visionary leader with excellent business instincts and has had significant success in making organizations profitable and well-positioned for growth. He will be a key asset for our customers and our company.”
Pope received an Associate Degree in Quality Assurance Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wis.; a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. He has also received Lean Practitioner Certification and Six Sigma Training — Green Belt and Executive Overview, among other certifications.