Annette Lund is retiring from her role as VP of Diversified Plastics after a roughly 40-year career at the Brooklyn Park, Minn.–based contract manufacturer.
Lund also served as office manager, purchasing manager and sales/marketing manager at Diversified Plastics. She will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors and trustee for the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), according to a company news release posted on the Medical Alley Association’s website.
Lund started out as a part-time receptionist and worked her way up through the company as she also raised a family and earned an Associate of Arts degree from North Hennepin Community College and a BA in business from Metropolitan State University.
When Lund started, the company only had 13 employees and three injection-molding machines in a 2,500-square-foot facility. The employee-owned business today has 37 state-of-the-art machines and approximately 100 employees in two plants located in Minnesota and California.
“Since the early days, we’ve had a family culture at Diversified Plastics, and Annette has been a highly valued member of our team,” says DPI founder and chairman of the board James Dow. “Over her long and successful career, she was instrumental in helping to create our corporate culture of ethical and honest behavior, and always putting our customers’ needs first.”