ELKHART, IN – Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (Elkhart Plastics) is pleased to announce that Bonnie Turner has joined the company as the Director of Human Resources. Turner will be based at Elkhart Plastics’ South Bend, Ind., location and replaces Frank Ermeti, who is retiring from Elkhart after eight years of service.
Turner brings more than 20 years of experience in a multi-site manufacturing environment to the position. Most recently she was employed by MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. based in Jasper, Ind.
In addition to a master’s degree in counseling and personnel from Western Michigan University, Turner also earned a doctorate in adult and human resources development leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.
“We are excited to welcome Bonnie to the Elkhart team,” said Jack Welter, CEO of Elkhart Plastics. “The experience, education, and wealth of knowledge that she has amassed are impressive. She is an asset to our company and we look forward to learning from and growing with her.”
Turner said, “It is a privilege to be able to join a local company with a national presence. I am looking forward to continuing to build the HR team as the organization grows. Elkhart Plastics has an outstanding management team and I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with them.”
Turner and her husband live in Michigan City, Ind. In her free time she enjoys volunteering through the Society for Human Resource Management at the national level including serving on the organization’s Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Panel, teaching an online class for Keller Graduate School of management, and traveling.
Elkhart Plastics, Inc. is a 27-year-old, privately held American company. One of the largest custom rotational molding companies in the United States, Elkhart Plastics has six plants and more than 600 employees nationwide. Understanding that application drives design, their experience and knowledge can create unique parts using the rotomolding process in addition to producing a number of proprietary items.