Management Team 2018-03-23T20:58:07+00:00

The Management Team at Premier Technical Plastics consists mostly of former managers with Fortune 500 companies who have the first-hand experience and diversity required to meet the demands and expectations of our customers in the increasingly competitive business of manufacturing. Professional and experienced, we clearly understand your needs and most importantly, have the desire and ability to deliver.

Nicole H./ Financial Compliance Officer
Nicole is responsible for all of the accounting functions at PTP and has almost 20 years of manufacturing accounting experience. Prior to joining PTP in 2012 she worked in the food manufacturing industry. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington

John Jernigan / Director of Business Development
John leads our business development team and has more than sixteen years of various manufacturing experiences:  beginning in the shipping department, he worked his way up to Materials Control Manager, and eventually into business development with over eight years experience directly involved in sales and customer service at Premier Technical Plastics.   He was also selected to participate in the pretigious and demanding corporate leadership program (MISE) at A.P. Moller-Maersk in which he excelled.  Additionally, John is a U.S. Army veteran proudly serving during the Desert Shield/Storm conflicts.

Jim McCalmont / President
Jim is President of Premier Technical Plastics with responsibilities for sales and operational aspects of the business. He is a U.S. Navy veteran (Submariner) and has thirty years of manufacturing experience. Jim worked in engineering and management positions with Sunbeam Appliance Co., Black and Decker Corp., and Windsor Industries. He holds a B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degree.

Wanda F. S. / Corporate Materials Manager
Wanda is responsible for the purchasing activities of all PTP locations, as well as customer service activities and PTP logistical requirements. She has over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing/purchasing in injection molding operations, as well as international purchasing. Wanda attended Arkansas State University, as well as completing multiple APICS courses, Supply Chain Management training and other field related courses throughout her career.

Rick Tharp / VP of Operations
Rick is responsible for all manufacturing functions at PTP and has been with the company for twelve years. He has over 37 years experience in manufacturing logistics, and materials and operations management, and holds both an A.A. and B.S., Business Administration degree.