Gary DeVries Champion Profile

Gary DeVries, Strategic Marketing Manager

Plastics Components, Inc.

Alma Mater: Cardinal Stritch University

How did you become involved in the plastics industry?

Recruited to the industry. Background was industrial B2B with some exposure to the plastics industry with the products produced and similar customer base

What is your favorite part about your current role?

The mix of activity day-to-day and the customer interaction

What has been your proudest moment at your current organization?

Presenting at the Sales Forum and interacting with peers. Also being part of winning a large contract

At work, what are you most known for among your colleagues?

The Marketing guy

How do you define success?

Hitting personal and professional goals, such as being recognized by my peers and being involved in strategic business decisions.

What book are you currently reading?

Inbound Organization

What other groups or organizations are you active in?

Executive Agenda (EA)

What is one thing about you that others would be surprised to learn?

I grew up up on a farm and am good at fixing things

If you weren't in the plastics industry, what would you be doing?

I would likely be in my former role as a Global Marketing Manager of a metals company.

What is your favorite thing or story about the MAPP organization?

The organization is active in reaching out and getting its members involved

How have you received value from the MAPP organization? What are the greatest benefits you currently receive?

Peer interaction and learning