Committed to exceeding customer needs with responsive support, Diversified Plastics, Inc. has hired three experienced sales engineer and technical support team members. Raymond Schenk has been appointed senior sales engineer, Aliza Alverson is a sales engineer and Darrick Van Horne is technical support and sales engineer.
Schenk has over 24 years of experience in the plastics industry and covers the Western territory for Diversified Plastics. Previously, he served as general manager at Pioneer Plastics, Inc., Egan, Minn. He also held the positions of technical manager at Laurel Biocomposite, LLC, in Laurel, Neb. and vice president sales at Arc Precision, LLC, in Isanti, Minn. In addition, Schenk was the chief operating officer for Agri-Polymerix, LLC, Le Center, Minn.; sales engineer at Donatelle Plastics, Inc., New Brighton, Minn.; and president at Dyna Plast, Inc., Ramsey, Minn. He holds a Business Administration degree from Aurora University, Aurora, Ill.
Responsible for the Midwest – North territory at Diversified Plastics, Alverson was a sales engineer at Sandvik Coromant, headquartered in Sandviken, Sweden. There, she was responsible for current and prospective customer sales of a diverse line of indexable carbide tooling and process solutions to high-technology manufacturers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls.
Assigned to the Midwest – South territory, Van Horne has nearly 15 years of experience in plastic injection molding, CNC machining and 3D printing. He has extensive technical knowledge in all types of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Most recently, he held the position of applications engineer at Protolabs, Inc., headquartered in Maple Plain, Minn. He also served Protolabs as a technical-capabilities coordinator, principal designer, 3D CAD analyst, mill operator and mold build technician. Van Horne attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
“We are delighted to add these qualified members to our Diversified Plastics team,” says Annette Lund, vice president of Diversified Plastics, Inc. “Our growth in the medical device, filtration, aerospace and other industrial markets makes these new roles essential to our continued success.”