Interstate Plastics Names Mark Courtright President
SACRAMENTO, California, Nov. 5, 2014/PRNewswire / — Interstate Plastics has announced the appointment of Mark Courtright to succeed Galen Klokkevold as President, effective Oct. 1.
Courtright most recently served as Interstate Plastics’ General Manager, with primary responsibility for branch management and supplier and sourcing management. Courtright has been with the company nearly 20 years and been involved in their growth from three locations to nine facilities over his tenure with the company.
In a formal company-wide announcement regarding the organizational change, Cole Klokkevold, the CEO, wrote: “We recognize that over his tenure with the Company, Mark has naturally taken on many of the duties of his new position and did so with great dedication to the original founding principles. It had become evident that we needed to formally recognize his contribution to the growth and direction that he has forged for our Company by elevating him to this position.”
Courtright is backed by many years of management and leadership experience. He began his career in 1981 at U.S. Steel, where he started as a Management Associate, moving into Sales, and finally into the Flat Rolled Product Manager position. In 1985, Courtright moved on to Lusk Metals in Hayward, California, where he started as outside sales, and then Inside Sales Manager. He was later promoted to the position of General Manager. In 1990, Courtright transitioned into the plastics distribution business at Laird Plastics, a multi-national plastics distribution company, where he served as Regional Manager for three locations in the West.
Regarding his vision for Interstate Plastics’ future, Courtright stressed, “I want to continue to grow our business … expand it geographically, develop new talent, and add quality employees to our team.” Most importantly, he sought for his Company to “grow to be a progressive promoter of plastic solutions to a wide variety of industries, and bring increasing value to our existing customer base.”
Today’s announcement concludes a transition process that began when Courtright was announced as President in early September, 2014.
Interstate Plastics is a full-line distributor of plastic sheets, rods, tubes, films, bars, and profiles, as well as plastic accessories, tools, and care products. With 10 locations nation-wide and an online sales and support team, Interstate plastics provides full sheets and pallets, simple cut-to-size, and complex CNC manufacturing. Interstate Plastics is known for its reputation of selling high quality products, providing excellent customer service, and superior technical support. Interstate Plastics proudly serves many diverse industries including semiconductor, medical, aerospace, food processing, POP display, government, and automotive to name a few; and would be pleased to serve you. This is the very foundation of Interstate Plastics and has been for almost thirty five years.