Matt Poischbeg, Vice President/General Manager
Sea-Lect Plastics Corporation
Alma Mater: University of Hamburg
How did you become involved in the plastics industry?
I worked for the sister company of SEA-LECT Plastics in 1999 when the owner asked me if I wanted to take over its leadership. I took this one in a lifetime opportunity and learned everything about Injection Molding and Mold Making from my coworkers and mentors.
What is your favorite part about your current role?
My favorite part is that every day is different. It comes with new projects, new challenges and lots of problems solving. Throughout my tenure, it has never been boring.
What has been your proudest moment at your current organization?
My proudest moment was when we became ISO 9001-2015 certified.
At work, what are you most known for among your colleagues?
I am born and raised in Germany and moved to the USA when I was 31 years old. My colleagues think I am always too serious.
How do you define success?
To achieve my internal and external goals set by our company team which ultimately makes my company owners and employees happy and gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
What book are you currently reading?
Kochland - The secret history of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America.
What other groups or organizations are you active in?
AJAC - Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee AWB - Association of Washington Business EASC - Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
What is one thing about you that others would be surprised to learn?
In my spare time, I teach classes as a group fitness instructor.
If you weren't in the plastics industry, what would you be doing?
I started out as a farmer and switched to the Marine Industry. I would probably still selling Marine Hardware.
What is your favorite thing or story about the MAPP organization?
There are so many. Besides being the one and only organization who brings plastics people together, Benchmarking and the focus on training is my favorite.
How have you received value from the MAPP organization? What are the greatest benefits you currently receive?
The benchmarking data is extremely helpful for me. I also appreciate the advocacy of the organization. Their staff is great to work with and their leadership is member and future-oriented.