Jeff Applegate Champion Profile

Jeff Applegate, Chief Executive Officer

Texas Injection Molding

Alma Mater: Baylor University

How did you become involved in the plastics industry?

Sales of graphics and product identification leading to film insert molding and then to custom injection molding and extrusion

What is your favorite part about your current role?

I get to build cool stuff for great companies, help others succeed and enjoy trusted relationships with employees, customers, and vendors

What has been your proudest moment at your current organization?

To see young engineers want to join our team, grow in their abilities and prosper in their career

At work, what are you most known for among your colleagues?
Cheerleader and problem solver

How do you define success?

To love what I do and do what I love. To help others succeed. To enjoy trusted relationships with employees, customers, and vendor partners

What book are you currently reading?

Antifragile by Nassim Taleb and Traction by Gino Wickman

What other groups or organizations are you active in?

Second Baptist Church, Greater Houston Manufacturers Association, Society of Plastics Engineers

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

I keep honey bees to harvest honey

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

Working with good people to build something

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

During hurricane Harvey members of MAPP provided funds to directly support specific individual needs of my employees and their families

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

I like to say "The time to make a friend is before you need them" MAPP has introduced me to meet people that I would have never known and have been very helpful in my own journey