Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic injection moulder and digital manufacturer of high-precision components, has appointed Vincent Pope as engineering manager. Pope will be responsible for understanding customer needs, quickly identifying and optimizing profitable opportunities, and ensuring that DPI is agile and easy for customers to use.
Pope has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in a number of industries, including 13 years in plastic injection molding, as well as computers, electronics, additive manufacturing, and contract manufacturing. Prior to joining DPI, Pope was CEO / President of TMG Consulting Services, Plymouth, Minn. He was also Director of Operations and Operational Excellence Director at Spectralytics in Dassel, Minn. He was also the Director of Operations at Stratasys. active, Ltd. in Eden Prairie, Minnesota; CEO / President of Taurus Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota; and General Manager and Vice President of Government Sales and Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Minnesota Diversified Industries in Minneapolis, Minn.
CEO Kevin Hogan said, “Vincent is committed to operational excellence through continuous improvement, sets a good example and is committed to our corporate values. He is a visionary leader with excellent business acumen and has made significant achievements in making companies profitable and well positioned for growth. It will be an important asset for our customers and our company. “
Pope received an Associate Degree in Quality Assurance Technology from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wisconsin; a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. He also received the Lean Practitioner and Six Sigma Training – Green Belt and Executive Overview certifications.