The NBP Team

Jeff Held

Jeff Held

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffery Held has been the principal owner and CEO of New Berlin Plastics since 2001 when he and his partner, Mark Siewert, acquired the company. Jeff has seven years of experience working as a CPA in Public Accounting conducting audits and providing advisory services to privately held business in Southeast Wisconsin. Jeff also has 14 years of experience in wholesale distribution in a privately held company serving the thermoset plastics industry where he served last seven years as President, negotiated the sale of Ashland Oil in 1997, and worked for Ashland Distribution from 1997-2001 serving as Business Manager for the Upper Midwest Region. Jeff earned a Business Administration – Accounting degree from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Jim Schneberger

Jim Schneberger

President

Jim Schneberger joined New Berlin Plastics in 2010, bringing with him 17 years of experience working primarily in the plastics and rubber industry in support of the automotive market. Jim has multiple ASQ certifications including: Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Manager of Quality & Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Journeyman Shainin Engineer, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Jim earned a Bachelor of Science – Mathematics degree from Alma College and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Joy Hertlein

Chief Financial Officer

Joy Hertlein joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2001 and is responsible for all finance and accounting functions. Joy is a CPA as well as a CGMA, and has over 30 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Joy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

Mandy Kiefer

Human Resources Manager

Mandy Kiefer began working at New Berlin Plastics in 1999 and has over 20 years of Human Resources experience working in a manufacturing setting. Mandy has also attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation which is the senior-most certificate available to those who have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge used in Human Resource Management. Mandy earned a Bachelor Arts – Communication degree from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Mike Moore

Mike Moore

Demand Manager

Mike Moore joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2002. Mike brought with him 21 years of experience in Manufacturing and Distribution and has pursued training outside of work including: APICS – Master Planning of Resources, Microsoft MCSE, Advanced Crystal Reports, and IQMS Admin training. Mike earned a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Mike Tippery

Mike Tippery

Director of Manufacturing

Mike Tippery joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2000 bringing 40 years of experience in Injection Molding with him. Mike spent 6 years as a Technical Representative and 20 years at custom injection molders working in positions such as quoting and processing, and a tech engineer. Mike’s current role is Director of Manufacturing.

Dan Manning

Dan Manning

Engineering Manager

Dan Manning joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2010 and brought more than 30 years of industry experience with him. Dan has held numerous roles from Account Manager to Interim Plant Manager before assuming his current position as Engineering Manager. Dan has pursued a lot of training and continued education including: Accelerating New Product Development, Advanced Injection Mold Design, Scientific Injection Molding, Lean Manufacturing, and a Plastics Technology Certificate from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Joseph Mechery

Joseph Mechery

Vice President Sales

Joseph Mechery joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2011 and brought with him over 16 years of experience working in the plastics industry. Joseph has held positions in Engineering, Project Management, and Sales and Marketing. Joseph has been a member of the Society for Plastics Engineers since 2011 and has earned a Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University Memphis TN, and Union University Jackson TN respectively.

Diane Scheil

Diane Scheil

Customer Service Representative

Diane Scheil joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2006 and has worked in Sales and Customer Service her entire career. Along with her vast work experience, Diane has participated in numerous training sessions related to managing supplier networks. Diane is also part of the team that implements EDI.

Eric Pipkin

Eric Pipkin

Technical Operations Manager

Eric Pipkin joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2011 and has been working in the Injection Molding industry since 1991 holding roles such as: Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, and currently Technical Operations Manager. Eric has been a member of the Society for Plastics Engineers since 2003 and has received his Master Mold Certification.

Rich Musselman

Toolroom Supervisor

Rich Musselman joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 1996. Rich is a Journeyman Tool and Die maker with experience in building molds, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and end of arm tooling for 3 and 6-axis robots. The work done by Rich and his team supports production, quality, engineering, and finishing operations. He has received training from various courses including WCTC Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and classes from Fanuc concerning 6-axis robotics.

Bryce Haley

Advanced Engineer/Estimator

Bryce Haley joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2014 as an Advanced Engineer/Estimator. Bryce joined NBP with more than nine years of experience in the plastics industry as a Project Manager and Project Engineer as well as over five years of experience at a tier 1 automotive supplier. Bryce has earned a Bachelor of Science in Product Design Engineering Technology from Ferris State University and has training in project management, ProE, GD&T, and APQP.

Kevin Kolecheck

Kevin Kolecheck

QA Engineer

Kevin Kolecheck joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2008 and brought with him over 30 years of experience. 14 of which were spent in Quality Engineering. Most of this time was spent in companies servicing the automotive industry, and has held positions in Machine Operations as well as Quality and Supervision. Kevin is a Journeyman Metrology Technician-Electric and Electronic and has CMI and CQT ASQ certifications.

Jody Mueller

Jody Mueller

Quality Engineer

Jody Mueller joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2014. Jody’s background includes 20 years working for manufacturing companies; 15 of those years have been spent working in Quality departments for automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.

Karl Held

Karl Held

Business Development Account Manager

Karl Held joined the New Berlin Plastics team in 2006 as a Press Operator before taking on a position with the sales team in 2012. Karl has worked on projects for many aspects of New Berlin Plastics to develop a wide range of real world experience while pursuing a degree in Business Administration Marketing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Karl is currently working on marketing materials that supports the sales team.