MEET THE TEAM

Introducing the team that literally, “brings the heat” to your thermoform plastics project every day.

Elwyn Jones, Founder (retired):

At 85, Elwyn still comes by the plant once a week to make sure we’re doing good work.  Elwyn started his career as an equipment engineer with Dixie Cup and helped develop the very first plastic cup manufacturing line in the U.S.  That involved months of work with Brown Equipment Group, the largest maker of plastic thermoform equipment in the U.S.  Once those four plastic cup lines were installed and running, Brown stole Elwyn to be VP of Research & Market Development.  For ten years he travelled the U.S. for Brown until he decided to open his own thermoforming plant in Dallas, Texas in 1974.  Despite great customers like Mary Kay and Texas Instruments, Elwyn will tell you the first 15 years in business were a nightmare.  Still, he beat the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics odds that 70% of businesses fail by their 10th year.  “I never got an ulcer but I lost all my hair; the last ten years were great!” recounts Elwyn.   Son Jeff, who started up his own thermoform molding company serving short run needs, bought his dad’s company in 1998.  In succeeding years, the company quadrupled in size, now coming up on 50 years in business.  

“KELLEY” LESLIE KELLEY, PLANT MANAGER:

Joined Elwyn in 1978 when they were in partnership with Dolco Packaging. Now a 40-year Plastiform veteran, Kelley is the technical maestro of our two production facilities. “Like father, like sons,” is his moto, having sired the other Kelley’s on the team. He’ll tell you his proudest moment in his long career was when his boys joined the team. Updating and maintaining our equipment in top shape just isn’t enough tool time for Kelley so he builds award-winning hot rods at his hacienda east of Dallas. His “Big Cheese Rat Rod” is a consistent auto show first place winner.

Jeff “Rocky Mountain” Jones, President/Owner:

His dad having founded the company back in 1973, you could say Jeff was born with a plastic spoon in his mouth. Leading a debt-free company, he drives a 20-year old Expedition with 380,000 miles so he’s expert at getting the maximum value out of an asset, or for our customers. His ‘happy place’ is in the mold shop, creating just the right combination to produce an exceptional thermoform package. Or, at his cabin in Colorado.

Donna Lee, Operations Manager:

aka “The Warden”, this steely lady is known for running a tight ship at our short run & prototypes plant. As a kid growing up in Auburn, NY, Donna worked in her uncle’s plastics vacuum forming factory: no spoon, but definitely plastics in her blood. Came to Texas after high school to visit a friend and never went home. Had to talk Jeff into hiring her (really?) and after 30 years, she brags that she still “loves her job.” When not passionately serving customers, Donna is probably pursuing her other passion of poker. She plays in tournaments nationwide providing a return to her sponsors and her retirement account.

John Cooley, GM:

“The Good Yankee”, originally from upstate New York, he never got rid of that accent. Starting as a process engineer at Texas Instruments, he’s invested the last 20 years of his career at Plastiform. He’s the “Mr. Mioshi” of thermoform plastics, taking your ideas/specifications and meticulously refining them into championship shape and a price quotation. Specialty: intricate multi-view design drawings by hand with a #2 pencil. Claim to fame: ran in the Boston Marathon.

Jason Kelley, Production Manager:

Older brother of Michael and master juggler of production workflow, people, warehouse and shipping. He joined the team 4 days after his younger brother. Pretty much the most even-tempered shop floor leader you’ll find. We just bought the building next door so he might have a couple less balls to juggle and save what little hair he’s got left.

Billy Hardee, Senior Packaging Designer:

Have you ever seen a $4,000 pool cue? Me either until I walked into Billy’s office to discuss a project one day. Must be that working out packaging geometry in Solid Works CAD all day plays out as a passion for pool shot geometry at night.
ROSA SANTANA
JENNY OLASCOAGA
MARLENY GOMEZ

The Front Office Troika of Rosa Santana, Jenny Olascoaga, and Marleny Gomez:

Sí, hablamos español muy bien! Plastiform is where the old axiom gets turned around from “behind every good man is a great woman’, to ‘in front of every good man is great women’. These ladies are the first people you’ll see when you walk in the office and often the first person you’ll talk to with a phone call. We celebrate International Women’s Day, every day…. because they are.

Afshin BEhanfar, CAD Design:

Hailing originally from Tabriz, Iran (far NW Iran so he speaks Turkish, Farsi, and German). A mechanical engineer by training, he worked as a design engineer for a large tractor manufacturer before he immigrated to the U.S. in 2013 with his wife and son after winning the green card lottery. From there you have the typical immigrant story: battles English; works hard, really hard; son is a killer student and wants to be a doctor. And in a year he’ll be a citizen! For fun he plays the Azerbajanian Tar (an exotic 11 string eastern guitar).

Brad Elledge, Sales & Marketing:

The newest member of the team after a 31-year career in printed packaging. Reality is, pretty much everyone in the office is on the sales & marketing team, so plenty of backup. With his long, diversified experience in packaging, he’s a creative resource to help customers solve their packaging challenges, or direct them where to go to get it solved. A distressingly bad golfer and a millennial wannabe, he’s tethered to his iPhone, so call him anytime, day or night. He’ll be delighted to hear from you (865-242-1234).

OUR MISSION

To provide you beautiful custom packaging solutions… while cutting down your costs!

  • Help you find the right custom packaging solutions at the lowest cost possible
  • Design eye-catching that would increase the ‘perceived’ value of your products and make retailers excited to have your products on their shelves
  • Save you from making huge investments in wrong moulds and tools through 3D model designs and accurate prototypes

Our team at Plastiform is trained and skilled in providing each client only top-notch packaging designs, lightning-fast prototyping & tooling, and the right custom thermoformed plastic packaging manufacturing solutions.

We’re based in Irving, Texas and have been helping clients like you get the right custom packaging they need without breaking their budget for 44 years and counting!

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What sets us apart from other
packaging manufacturers:

1. We treat you as our friend

We lasted this long because we build long-lasting relationships with our clients.

We know our clients don’t have the time or the energy to learn the subtle nuances of packaging manufacturing, that’s why we provide them lots of coaching and hand-holding so they could get the best packaging solution at the best price—just like a true friend would!

2. Your project isn’t too big or too small for us

We have dozens of packaging solutions that allow us to be flexible enough to cater to every client’s production needs.

Whether you need high-volume packaging or low-volume packaging, we have the right packaging solution that fits your product’s needs and your budget.

3. We make package designing and prototyping a convenient and budget-friendly process for you

We understand that you don’t want to waste tons of money on the wrong mold. That’s why our engineering team makes it easier for you to decide by providing you 3D-rendered models that are designed to be functional and pleasing to the eye.

We also offer packaging prototyping so you can test out the package’s form, fit and function before making a huge investment in a permanent production tool.

Need budget-friendly custom packaging
that you can be proud of?

We will even send you a FREE sample
when you request a quote…

Plastiform, Inc. 3418 International Place, Irving, TX 75062

Phone: 877-895-FORM (3676)

Fax: 972-241-3472

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WANT TO RECEIVE A FREE SAMPLE?

We know you’re looking for top-notch quality that fits your budget. We can send you a sample to verify the quality of our work.

We’ll even send you a free sample!

Plastiform, Inc.
3418 International Place,
Irving, TX 75062

Phone: 877-895-FORM (3676)
Fax: 972-241-3472

U.S.A FLAG
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WANT TO RECEIVE A FREE SAMPLE?

We know you’re looking for top-notch quality that fits your budget. We can send you a sample to verify the quality of our work.

We’ll even send you a free sample!