SOUTH BEND, IND. – Elkhart Plastics (EPI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Heather Keel to Heather Keel HeadshotQuality Manager. Keel has worked for the company since 2018 as Quality Engineer for the company’s Elkhart, Ind. facility.

In her new role, Keel is responsible for promoting quality and quality policies and procedures for both the South Bend and Elkhart manufacturing facilities. She is also tasked with championing and supporting regular development in both locations.

“Heather has made significant contributions to the Elkhart facility during the past couple years,” Jack Welter, CEO of EPI, says. “Her talent and passion will certainly drive continuous improvement to both the South Bend and Elkhart locations in her new role.”

“I am very passionate about manufacturing and applications,” Keel says. “I look forward to getting involved with initiatives at the South Bend facility.”

Keel brings more than 20 years of quality management and ISO experience. Prior to her role with EPI, she worked in the automotive industry. She has several technical certifications including automotive electricity, measurement systems analysis, torque applications, and internal auditing.

Outside of work, Keel enjoys spending time with her dogs, traveling, and exploring national parks with her husband.


About Elkhart Plastics, Inc.
EPI is a 31-year-old custom rotomolding company that creates molded plastic products in an almost endless variety of shapes, lengths, and thicknesses out of its six facilities. The company provides custom designs for clients in industries including recreational vehicles, marine, agriculture, commercial construction equipment, heavy truck equipment, material handling, and more. EPI also manufacturers TUFF Series IBCs, Connect-A-Dock, KONG Coolers, and SUV Cargo Caddy.