LD Blackwell: Chairman
LD Blackwell co-founded Blackwell Plastics in 1939 with his father and is a true pioneer of the plastics industry. Following his service in the United States Airforce, LD led the company to be one of the largest custom injection molding operations in the southern United States. He was directly involved in bringing revolutionary products to science and industry through his work with fellow entrepreneurs. Such work included many products for NASA missions, development and manufacturing of the Weedeater and work with Denton Cooley to develop the by-pass heart pump for open heart surgery and numerous supporting products used in surgery. LD served as vice-chairman of the board for Fannin Bank and has interests in many local business and charity organizations.
Jeff Applegate: President
Jeff Applegate is a graduate of Baylor University with dual majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance. Jeff served 13 years with LSI industries where he progressed from sales positions to leading the Technology Graphics division specializing in precision printing and diecutting of plastic films to support the computer, telecommunication and industrial OEM’s. During his tenure LSI became an industry leader in decorating molded plastic components. Jeff joined Blackwell Plastics in 2003 to develop and execute the strategic direction for sales and operations of Blackwell Plastics. Jeff Applegate is currently the President of the South Texas section of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Jeff is the co-founder and Director of the Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers and serves on the boards of the Houston Rotary and the University of Houston College of Industrial Engineering.
Scott Kelley: Vice President
Scott Kelley is a graduate of Ball State University with degrees in Industrial Technology: Plastics and Business Management. Scott has been working in the injection molding business for over 25 years, serving in various capacities from business development and engineering to general management. Scott was an owner of a successful molding operation before selling it and joining Blackwell Plastics in March 2012. He also previously held key management positions with Jacobson Plastics Group, Lightning Manufacturing Solutions, and Flextronics International. Scott is a former President of the Central Texas Society of Plastics Engineers.
Blackwell Plastics employs more than 70 people with a passion for manufacturing excellence. Our employees are the most valuable asset of the company and the only asset that has the ability to innovate and generate creative ideas to provide solutions to customer challenges. We encourage teamwork, creative thinking, and innovation as the primary avenue to add value to our customers, reduce cost, and improve quality. We are proud to have a great team to serve you.
Blackwell Plastics Employees celebrated Halloween 2011, with great award winning bar-b-que, pumpkin carving and costume contests. Great fun was had by all.
Mr. Blackwell's Birthday (October 2010)
A special day with Harvin Moore
Robert Hollaway Retires September 2010
Blackwell Plastics said goodbye to Robery Hollaway after 21 years with the company. He was one of our best employees and will be greatly missed. As Bob said in his farewell speech, we were his family, his brothers and sister. We feel the same Bob and don't forget to come visit!
Like the cake said...NO MORE ALARM CLOCKS!
Enjoy your retirement!
Snowday 12-4-2009Blackwell Plastics enjoyed a very rare thing on the 4th of December...SNOW!!!!
Living in Houston, this is not something we get a lot of but, we sure enjoyed getting some.
Mr. Blackwell's Birthday (October 2009)
A special cake for a very special man!
Blackwell Plastics Employees celebrated Halloween 2009, with pumpkin carving and costume contests. Prizes were handed out and great fun was had by all. Check out the winners here!
Employee Appreciation Day
Blackwell Plastics Employee Appreciation day, September 12th 2009, was at the Houston Astros home game. Many of our employees enjoyed watching our Houston Astros win against the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.
Halloween 2008 and Blackwell Plastics Employees have fun carving pumpkins and dressing up. Check out costumes, carvings, and more here!