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.

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.

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.