Heritage Bag Co., a leading plastic bag maker, has hired industry veteran Jim Bob Carpenter as vice president of sourcing.
Carpenter's first day at Roanoke, Texas-based Heritage will be Oct. 15. He's been with plastic film maker Intertape Polymer Group Inc. of Sarasota, Fla., since 1998. Most recently, Carpenter was Intertape's senior vice president of global sourcing. In that role, he had responsibility for all of the firm's resin buying.
“Jim Bob has a long history in the plastics industry and will bring a good deal of depth to our resin purchasing activities,” Heritage chief operating officer Jim Morris said in a Sept. 24 news release.
Prior to his time at Intertape, Carpenter spent 19 years in the resin business of Fina Oil & Chemical Co. Morris added that Carpenter “is looking forward to relocating back to Texas after an 18-year detour to Florida.”
In an email, Carpenter said that he's “very excited about the opportunity at Heritage,” but added that leaving Intertape was a difficult decision.
“Intertape was a fabulous company to work for and has a very bright future,” he said “I have the upmost respect for Greg Yull, who has been an outstanding leader for the company.”
Heritage ranked as North America's 22nd largest film and sheet maker in a recent Plastics News industry ranking, with annual sales estimated at $380 million. Intertape checked in at number 25 on that list, with annual sales estimated at $330 million.