Management Team Expanded to Support Rapid Growth in the corrosion resistant composites market.
Lakeland, FL. – Industrial Plastic Systems (IPS), a leader in the fiberglass (FRP) corrosion industry, today announced the recent addition of Kirk Kuipers to the company’s executive team to help meet the needs of their rapid expansion. Mr. Kuipers was appointed as General Manager.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kirk aboard during this exciting period of growth for the company,” says Michael Brown, President of IPS. “His experience building high-performance work environments and customer-centric organizations will help support IPS’s infrastructure as we rapidly expand.”
Leading the company’s management team, Kuipers will ensure IPS’s new and existing clients receive the highest quality service for their FRP needs. “Kuiper’s expertise is key to growing our business,” Brown says. Kuipers has more than 23 years of experience in FRP management, customer satisfaction, and quality assurance management. Before joining IPS, he was the General Manager at Ershigs in Grand Bay, AL as well as General Manager with Ershigs in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
IPS produces fiberglass pipe, tanks, duct and other custom FRP structures ranging in size from 1” diameter thru 13.5 feet in diameter at their manufacturing plant in Lakeland, FL.
In addition to expanding the management team, IPS is striving for continuous improvement by implementing Lean manufacturing principles. Management is paying a great deal of attention to our customers, our employees, unnecessary waste streams, product quality, safety and compliance with the latest FRP industry ASME RTP-1 standards