Loepp was named Plastics News' Editor in April 2011. He was promoted to Editorial Director, adding responsibilities for Plastics News Europe, Plastics & Rubber World, Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business and European Rubber Journal in 2017 and 2019. He earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University in 1983. Loepp then worked as a reporter for two years for The Milwaukee Journal in Wisconsin and for six years at the Daily Press and Times-Herald daily newspapers in Newport News, Va., before joining Plastics News as a staff reporter in 1991. He was promoted to news editor in mid-1993, and became managing editor two years later.