Mark Nichols - Elkhart PlasticsElkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Nichols as Quality Manager at the company’s South Bend facility. Nichols brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience to the position.

Nichols earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining EPI, he worked at Bosch for more than 20 years where he served in a number of positions and locations from a Quality Manager in Tennessee to Product Development Director in South Bend and a variety of roles in between.

“Mark brings extensive experience to the Quality Manager position at Elkhart Plastics,” said Jack Welter, CEO of Elkhart Plastics. “We are excited to combine his knowledge and experience with our current practices to maintain and improve product quality and customer satisfaction at our South Bend manufacturing facility.”

Nichols said, “I’m very excited to work with the EPI team to improve customer relations and develop and implement quality systems that enhance our ability to continue manufacturing world class rotomolded products.”

In his free time, Nichols enjoys waterskiing and wakeboarding and all things Jeep including off-roading, rock crawling, and custom fabrication.


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.