Superior Plastic Products Press Releases

Superior Plastic Products Announces Hiring of Customer Service Manager

9/19/2019  – Superior Plastic Products and affiliate companies are pleased to announce Kristy Olshan as their new Chief Financial Officer. With over a decade of experience in financial leadership, and over fifteen years as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Olshan brings a strong track record of financial performance and a growth mindset.


Prior to her role with Superior Plastic Products, Olshan spent over 10 years as a senior finance executive in a Fortune 1000 company progressing through roles of increasing responsibility.  Her most recent role prior to joining Superior was Finance Director for a division growing 30%+ a year annually.


Olshan is excited to help support Superior Plastic Products and affiliate companies through advancement in the marketplace. She plans to add value through prudent financial management while metering the rate and pace of investment to support the company’s growth and strategic objectives.


Olshan was born and raised in York, PA and currently resides in Conestoga, PA with her husband and two young children. Between her healthy work-life balance and enjoying her family, she finds time to work on her garden and 17-acre property.


“Kristy brings the kind of experience and energy that will help our companies grow and succeed. We are delighted to have her filling this key role and contributing to our leadership team,” said Javan Lapp, Chief Operating Officer.

Superior Plastic Products Announces Hiring of Customer Service Manager

8/13/2019 – Superior Plastic Products and its affiliated companies announce the hiring of Sally Christman as Customer Service Manager. Christman has an impressive 19 years of experience in customer training and sales.


“Sally has built a career in customer service and dealer relations in the building industry, and we are excited to welcome her to our team.  I am confident that her experience and commitment to excellence will enable her to lead our customer service team in reaching new levels of customer satisfaction,” said Javan Lapp, Chief Operating Officer.


“I am looking forward to growing the team and serving our customers,” said Christman. Her positive attitude and strong leadership skills make her a great addition to the companies’ ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of their customers.


In addition to her work, Christman is married and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Superior Hires New Account Manager in Midwest

5/13/19 – Superior Plastic Products is pleased to announce the hiring of Jarod Ganser as a Regional Account Manager for sales territory that includes Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.


Based in Boardman, Ohio, Ganser will represent both Superior and Key-Link products in his region.


“Jarod brings two decades of building industry experience and 18 years of sales experience to this new role,” says Amos Kauffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We know our customers will be pleased with his level of knowledge and his commitment to service.”


“I’m looking forward to growing new and existing business relationships and helping Superior and Key-Link become national leaders in the industry,” says Ganser, who says his favorite parts about sales are the relationships he creates with his customers and watching vendor and customer businesses grow together.


In addition to his work, Ganser is married, has four children, and enjoys spending time with his family. Other hobbies include hunting, fishing, and helping out in his community.

Harnish Promoted to Vice President of Information Systems

9/17/18 – Superior Plastic Products and affiliated companies are pleased to announce the promotion of Ezekiel Harnish from Director of Information Technology to Vice President of Information Systems.


As the Vice President of Information Systems, Harnish will continue to provide leadership to the IT department, but also take a more strategic role in giving overall direction in the companies. Superior and affiliates see information technology and systems, and well as the supporting data, as key to their strategic growth, and thus it was important for the company to have someone in place to oversee the development of those systems.


Harnish was chosen for the role because of his experience and leadership skills.


“Zeke has proven himself to be an effective leader and team builder,” said Javan Lapp, Chief Operating Officer. “He is dedicated to our companies’ vision and a model of our culture, and he is the right person for this job at this time.”

McPeak to Take Over New Sales Territory for Superior Plastic Products

9/17/18 – Superior Plastic Products and Key-Link Fencing & Railing are pleased to announce that Sean McPeak will be taking on additional sales territory for both companies in central and western Pennsylvania. He is already a regional account manager in eastern PA and New Jersey and will continue to provide service to his customers in those regions.


McPeak began as an inside salesperson and was quickly promoted to outside sales, where he has spent the last three years working for both Superior and Key-Link, as well as for their affiliate company, Cardinal Building Products.


“Sean has a deep knowledge of our products and will be an excellent resource for all of his accounts,” said Amos Kauffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He also brings a high level of service and commitment to our customers.”


McPeak, who will start connecting with his new accounts in the weeks to come, says that he’s ready to take on new challenges.  “I’m excited to meet new customers and get started.”

Magee Promoted to Territory Sales Manager in Southeast

5/14/18 – Superior Plastic Products and affiliated companies are pleased to announce the promotion of Chase Magee to Southeast Territory Sales Manager. Magee, who will be based near Tampa, Florida, will be focused on connecting with current customers in the region and reaching out to potential new ones.


“My goal is to build face-to-face relationships with dealers seeking high-quality outdoor products,” said Magee. “I’m interested in both growing the territory and strengthening relationships with the customers we already have.”


“The Southeast is a market we’re rapidly growing into, and it will be a huge benefit to our customers and to us to have someone on the ground,” said Amos Kauffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Chase will be able to connect with our dealers and give them the kind of service and attention that Superior and affiliates are known for.”


Magee, who is transitioning from purchasing into sales, will relocate to Florida in June.

Martin Hired as Human Resources Coordinator at Superior Plastic Products

5/2/18 – Superior Plastic Products has hired Sherrill Martin as Human Resources Coordinator for all its affiliated companies.


In her new role, Martin will handle new hire paperwork, administer benefits, manage employee files, and carry out other HR duties. She has several years of experience in human resources, and before joining Superior and affiliates, she worked as HR Director at another local company.


“Sherrill’s experience has allowed her to develop skills in all aspects of HR,” says Tavi Rendón, Chief Culture Officer. “She brings valuable resources for both the immediate needs of individual associates and the long-term culture of the companies.”


Martin’s interest in people, and her desire to help them succeed, make her a natural fit for the role.


“My goal is to be approachable and helpful to our employees,” Martin says, “while empowering them to reach their personal and professional goals.”


This coordinator role is a new one for Superior, but necessary for their ongoing growth.  With more than 200 employees, the companies’ management team needed a skilled coordinator to handle oversight of human resource-related tasks.


“Sherrill is here to keep us moving forward as we continue to stabilize, grow, and improve,” says Rendón.

Smucker Named Outside Sales Representative for Delaware, Maryland, and Eastern Virginia

2/23/18 – Superior Plastic Products and affiliated companies are pleased to announce that Andrew Smucker has been named outside sales representative for their Zone 2 territory, which includes Maryland, Delaware, and northeastern and eastern Virginia. This is an expansion of Smucker’s territory and gives him additional sales responsibility.


Smucker started with the companies in 2010 as an inside sales representative at Cardinal Building Products. From there he moved to outside sales for Cardinal, and then Superior and Key-Link Fencing & Railing.


“Andrew has already proven himself to be an excellent sales representative for the company,” said Amos Kauffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are happy to offer him this position because we know that he will provide our customers with the service and attention that our companies are known for.”


Smucker says he too is excited to begin working in his new role. “This is a new adventure,” he said, “I’m looking forward to building new relationships and getting to serve our customers in this region.”


Smucker is based in Lititz, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and four children.

Superior Plastic Products Adds to Marketing Team

12/10/17 – Superior Plastic Products and their affiliated companies have added two new members to the marketing team. Ashley Alvarez and Melanie Hess recently joined the team as Digital Marketing Specialist and Content Marketing Specialist, respectively.


“With growing requirements for content and a digital presence, we needed to hire professionals who could take our companies’ online and print marketing efforts to the next level,” said Amos Kauffman, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Ashley and Melanie are experienced marketers who will help us create engaging content to better serve our customers.”


Superior’s marketing team, under the direction of Kauffman, provides complete marketing services for Superior and its affiliated companies.

Superior Plastic Products Announces Staff Hiring and Promotion

12/5/17 – Superior Plastic Products and its affiliated companies are pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Rodriquez, Jr., to Machine Shop Manager. Rodriquez, who has been with the company since 2011, has developed a thorough knowledge of the machine shop’s equipment and processes and has shown leadership among machine shop associates.


“We are excited about the skills and work ethic that Alex brings to this position,” said Gustavo Rendón, the company’s Chief Culture Officer. “We look forward to continuous improvements as Alex grows into his role as manager of the machine shop team.”


Additionally, the company has added a new member to the project engineering team with the hiring of David Kinsey. Kinsey, who graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, is experienced in drafting, product design, and data management.


“David brings knowledge and abilities that will serve customers across all of our companies,” said Rendón. “We are very pleased to have him join the team.”

Superior Plastic Products Now Offering 16’ x 16’ Vinyl Pergola with 4 Columns

12/1/17 – With backyard pergolas currently enjoying a surge in popularity, Superior Plastic Products has tapped into the growing market with their exclusive line of structurally-supported vinyl pergolas, all of which come in ready-to-assemble kits. One of Superior’s most uniquely engineered products is a 16’ x 16’ pergola that requires only four columns.


“The 16×16 pergola is a popular size, and we’ve found that customers want to limit the number of columns, since columns can block views or break up the space,” said Amos Kauffman, Superior’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Offering this particular size and column combination fills an important market niche and lets our customers tailor their outdoor living space to their specifications.”


Unlike many vinyl pergolas on the market, Superior’s pergolas are structurally sound because the vinyl columns are supported from within by aluminum posts. These pergolas are engineered to stand up to wind and snow loads and last for decades.

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Weaver Promoted to Vice President of Engineering

11/1/17 – Superior Plastic Products has promoted Elmer Weaver to the newly-created role of Vice President of Engineering. Formerly the company’s machine shop manager, Weaver started with Superior (then Quality Fence) in 1999.


The machine shop staff and responsibilities expanded under Weaver’s leadership as he and his team took on new challenges, including building the company’s innovative cable railing system from scratch.


“Elmer combines a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience with a relentless drive for innovation and improvement – a rare combination,” said Javan Lapp, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “He is always pushing the company to explore ways to improve.”


As Vice President of Engineering, Weaver will have oversight of equipment planning, acquisition, and maintenance, as well as all research and development related to equipment or products. In addition to the managing the machine shop, he will be overseeing the maintenance department and product engineering.

Placid Point Lighting Launches New Outdoor LED Lighting System for Fencing and Railing

10/1/17 – Placid Point Lighting, a dependable light source for outdoor living, announces the official release of their low voltage, eco-friendly LED lighting system on October 1, 2017.


Exclusively distributed by Superior Plastic Products and Key-Link Fencing & Railing, this heavy-duty product line is specifically designed for use with vinyl and aluminum fencing and railing systems, ensuring a seamless fit and superior function.


“The Placid Point Lighting system will complement both Key-Link and Superior’s railing and fencing systems to enhance outdoor living spaces where decking, railing, and fencing is being used,” said Amos Kauffman, VP of Sales & Marketing for Key-Link. “Placid Point Lighting will fill a need that has been expressed by dealers and installers alike.”


Designed for longevity, Placid Point Lighting’s circuitry is sealed to protect against dust and moisture for years of durability. Plus, the easy-to-install “Plug & Play” configuration eliminates installation errors, which means you’ll get a reliable glow every time you turn them on.


Superior Plastic Products and affiliated companies manufacture aluminum and vinyl railing and fence products as well as distribute building materials to the LBM Industry. For almost 40 years our focus has been providing quality building products that offer SAFETY, STYLE, and SECURITY to the residential and commercial markets. From state of the art manufacturing with in-house engineering to our onsite powder-coating and extrusion facilities, you’ll appreciate why Superior and Key-Link is the obvious choice for your next project.

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Superior Fencing Unveils New WoodTone Style

6/1/17 – Superior Plastic Products has added decorative WoodTone imaging capability to their extensive vinyl fence line. “Decorative WoodTone imaging adds character and blending capabilities and will compliment any Outdoor Living Space where fencing is used for safety, style or privacy,” says Amos Kauffman, Director of Marketing Director at Superior Plastic Products.


Decorative WoodTone adds depth to Superior Plastic Products extensive lineup of fencing systems. Decorative WoodTone imaging is cutting edge technology that Superior Plastic Products has invested in and believes is the next generation in vinyl fence systems. Currently offered in two colors and three styles this advance in technology will allow Superior Plastic Products to stay innovative with colors trends.

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Rendon Promoted to Chief Culture Officer

11/18/16 – Tavi Rendon has been promoted to (CCO) Chief Culture Officer for Superior Plastic Products and affiliate companies. Mr. Rendon will be focused on creating a positive company culture and will help closely with HR as well as develop and initiate safety and training programs.

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Lapp Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

11/18/16 – Javan Lapp has been promoted to (COO) Chief Operations Officer for Superior Plastic Products and affiliate Companies. Mr. Lapp will be responsible for overseeing all day to day operations in the companies. His primary focus will be on supporting the management team as well as coordinating overall strategy across all departments and affiliate companies.

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