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 plastics processors, mold builders and related plastics industry clients.
Mengel, who splits his time between Chicago and Michigan, has more than 27 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 mold makers. Annually, 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 is a member of Society of Plastics Engineers, the Society of Plastics Industry Inc. and also serves as board member for SPI's Midwest Region.