Jeff Mengel is a partner and plastics industry team leader at Plante & Moran (www.plante-moran.com), a Southfield, Mich.-based accounting and consulting firm. As such, he specializes in working with injection molders, mold builders and related plastics industry clients.
Mengel, who now splits his time between Chicago and Michigan, has more 26 years experience in operational and strategic planning, inventory control, scheduling, forecasting and costing, as well as tax planning and financial statement preparation. He has written numerous articles and spoken on multiple occasions on effective strategies for molders and moldmakers. Biennially, he leads the Plante & Moran North American Survey of the Plastics Industry – a benchmarking survey, and statistical analysis of the plastics industry.
The Michigan State University honors graduate is a certified public accountant and a certified production and inventory manager. He also serves as chair of the Michigan Chapter of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. trade association, and as a board member for SPI's Midwest Region.