Plant Management

Headshot of Dennis Engelhart, Plant Manager of Thumb Plastics and Regency Plastics.

Thumb Plastics, Inc. (TPI) and Regency Plastics

Dennis Engelhart is Plant Manager of Thumb Plastics and Regency Plastics, Gemini Group’s two-shot injection molding and technical blow molding plants, respectively. He has over 30 years of experience and has been with Gemini Group since 2011. A member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Dennis holds an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mott Community College.

Headshot of Rod VanErp, Plant Manager of Valley Enterprises.

Valley Enterprises

Rod VanErp is Plant Manager of Valley Enterprises, Gemini’s Group’s automotive interior trim plant which specializes in Baypreg and compression molding. He has worked for Gemini Group since Valley’s inception in 1992, securing its first book of business growing it into a Tier One supplier. Rod is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Headshot of Joe Copes, Plant Manager at Gemini Plastics, Inc. (GPI).

Gemini Plastics, Inc. (GPI)

Joe Copes is Plant Manager of Gemini Plastics, Inc., Gemini Group’s plastic extrusion plant. He has 37 years of management experience as a Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive supplier and has been with Gemini Plastics since 2010. A member of the American Manufacturing Association, Joe holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Management from Ferris State University.

Headshot of George Tayloe, Plant Manager of Thumb Tool & Engineering (TTE).

Thumb Tool & Engineering (TTE)

George Taylor is Plant Manager of Thumb Tool & Engineering, Gemini Group’s aluminum extrusion tooling plant. He has over 30 years of plant experience and has been with Gemini Group since 1978. George is a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the National Association of Manufacturers and has served as an advisor on the Huron Area Skill Center Manufacturing Committee.

Headshot of Michael Greenhill, Plant Manager of Consolidated Tool.

Consolidated Tool (CT)

Michael Greenhill is Plant Manager of Consolidated Tool North and South, Gemini Group’s die cast tooling plant located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Since 1997, Michael has been dedicated to the manufacturing of aluminum die cast dies and in 2009 joined Consolidated Tool which in 2013 was acquired by Gemini Group. Michael holds an Associate’s degree in Science & Engineering from Northwest Shoals Community College and studied Chemical Engineering at Auburn University.

Headshot of Dan Rothe, Plant Manager of Gemini Precision Machining, Inc. (GPMI).

Gemini Precision Machining, Inc. (GPMI)

Dan Rothe is Plant Manager of Gemini Precision Machining, Inc., Gemini Group’s production and precision machining operation. He has worked for Gemini Group since 1988 and has held roles such as Engineering Manager and Plant Manager at Regency Plastics. In 2009 Gemini Group launched the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology group under Dan’s leadership. He holds a Business Administration degree from Davenport University.

Headshot of Daniel Provencio, Plant Manager of Sierra Plastics.

Sierra Plastics

Daniel Provencio is Plant Manager of Sierra Plastics, Gemini Group’s extrusion facility in El Paso, Texas. He has worked with Gemini Group and its plants since 1993 and has been involved with the manufacturing processes, continuous improvement, and equipment improvements. He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and studied Drafting Technology at El Paso Community College.

Headshot of Jim Jurgess, Plant Manager of Mid South Central Extrusion Die (MSCED).

Mid-South Central Extrusion Die (MSCED)

Jim Jurgess is Plant Manager of Mid-South Central Extrusion Die, Gemini’s extrusion die plant in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He has been with Gemini Group for 24 years in capacities including Die Design Supervisor, Technical Sales Manager, and Plant Manager.

Headshot of Pilar Alcantar, Plant Manager of Gemini Plastics de Mexico (GPM).

Gemini Plastics de Mexico (GPM)

J. Pilar Alcantar is Plant Manager of Gemini Plastics de Mexico, Gemini Group’s plastic extrusion facility in Saltillo, Mexico. He has over 31 years of professional experience and has worked for Gemini Group since 2008. Pilar is certified as an Electronic Industrial Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico de Cd. Juarez, Mexico.

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