Strong Leadership

  • Randy Reed

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Prior to founding ABC Polymer Industries in 1994, Mr. Reed served as a Senior Vice President at National Bank of Commerce (NCOM-NASDAQ) in Birmingham, AL. Randy earned his B.S. in Finance from Auburn University and M.A. in Public and Private Management from Birmingham-Southern College. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Oakworth Capital Bank, Maingate MLP Fund, Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation, and a past Board Member for RealtySouth. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) International and the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).

  • Trip Summersell

    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining ABC Polymer in 2008, Trip served as CFO of Imaging Business Machines (IBML), a leading document-imaging equipment manufacturer and solutions company. At IBML, he initially served as Controller in 1998 and was promoted to CFO in 2001. Prior to his tenure at IBML, he managed accounting as Vice President of Educators Resource, served as Vice President of Finance with Southern Tree Expert Company, and led operations for RxManagement. His 32 years of accounting and finance experience also includes budgeting and financial forecasting for PEMCO Aeroplex and financial auditing with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. Trip holds an M.B.A. from Emory University, B.S. from Auburn University, and CPA designation.

  • Dean Leader

    VP of Operations

    Dean serves as Vice President of Operations for ABC Polymer Industries. He has been in the plastics business for over 30 years, having served as Vice President of Allied Flexible Products for 20 years before joining ABC Polymer. Dean’s primary expertise lies in process engineering. He is involved in overseeing the quality of the product in the polyethylene and polypropylene extrusion departments as well as the weaving department. He received his B.S. from the University of Alabama.

  • Jaime Antelo

    National Sales Representative

    Jaime serves as National Sales Representative within our Bulk Bags (FIBC) Division. He joined ABC Polymer in 2010 and has more than 12 years of sales experience in industrial packaging. Jaime attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He currently lives in Independence, KY with his wife, Carrie, and their 5 children. In his spare time, Jaime coaches the Northern Kentucky Norse High School Hockey Team which won 2017 State Championship and has represented Kentucky in the USA Hockey National Tournament.

  • Allen Aubin

    National Sales Representative

    Allen serves as National Sales Representative within our Bulk Bags (FIBC) Division. Prior to joining ABC Polymer in November 2012, he gained his experience in sales and supply chain management as a transportation Sales & Account Development Representative for one of the nation’s top third-party logistics companies. Allen received his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and currently lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife and their two sons. Allen is an avid golfer, enjoys all sports, boating, fishing, hunting, and any other excuse to be outdoors.

  • Brian Bacon

    VP, National Sales Representative

    Brian serves as the VP, National Sales Representative within our Bulk Bags (FIBC) Division. Brian has been with ABC Polymer Industries since 1994 and possesses an extensive amount of industry knowledge and sales experience in the manufacturing and distribution of FIBCs. Brian graduated from Pace University with a B.S. in Physical Education. He currently lives in Pelham, AL with his wife and three children.

  • Patrick Williams

    National Sales Representative

    Patrick serves as a National Sales Representative within our Bulk Bags (FIBC) Division. Patrick joined ABC Polymer in 2008. Although he has primarily served in a sales capacity, Patrick was also responsible for overseeing many marketing related functions in his first few years as a member of the ABC Polymer team. Patrick graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Marketing and currently lives in Savannah, GA with his wife. Patrick is a die-hard Auburn sports fan, plays the guitar, mandolin, and bass guitar in a garage band, and enjoys Craft beer.

  • Mike Reed

    National Sales Representative

    Michael serves as a National Sales Representative within our Bulk Bags (FIBC) Division. He has more than 23 years of experience in bulk bag sales with strong focus on the Mid-South region of the US.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arkansas. Mike resides in Navarre, Florida and enjoys water sports, the beach, golf, and spending time with his wife Leah.

  • Rob Yates

    Applications Engineer

    Rob serves as Application Engineer for FiberForce™. He is responsible for client engineering support, championing project lead platforms, and preparing project submittals. He draws on over a decade of private engineering consulting experience, where he specialized in structural concrete design. Much of Rob’s experience with Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) comes from a series of extensive, multi-year projects for a large utility firm in California, where he led a team of engineers in developing and implementing a new watertight, fiber-reinforced shotcrete engineering standard for water conveyance canals. He enjoys using his engineering background and experience to help customers value-engineer projects by replacing steel with concrete fibers for plastic-shrinkage and secondary/temperature-shrinkage (non-structural) reinforcement. Prior to joining FiberForce, Rob served as Commercial Development Manager at CEMEX, where he was involved in roller-compacted concrete (RCC) pavement market development, pavement engineering, specification writing, technical support, development and training of RCC contractors, laboratory mixture development, and materials engineering. Rob is certified as a Level 1 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician, ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Certified Concrete Technologist Level 2, 3 and 4, and an NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician. He is affiliated with ACI and is an Associate Member of ACI Committee 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. Rob holds B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Forestry and Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

  • R.C. “Bobby” Zellers

    Chief Engineer

    Bobby serves as Chief Engineer for FiberForce™. His responsibilities include engineering support for customers, along with the issuance of Letters of Certification for specific projects. He is highly involved in the fiber industry. Currently, on the board and past-President for the Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA), Bobby is also active with the ACI, ASTM International, ICC, National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and SDI organizations. He serves on the NRMCA Materials Division Board of Directors and sits on committees and subcommittees for ASTM, ACI, and TRB. With over 30 years of experience in the Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) industry, Bobby has authored or coauthored over 30 technical papers and lectured around the world at organizational functions, such as World of Concrete, ACI, ASCE, and NRMCA. Bobby’s FRC knowledge and expertise have helped ABC Polymer educate engineers, contractors, and ready-mix operators through email newsletters developed for each industry group. Bobby earned his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University.

  • Tim Hartsell

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Technical Services

    Tim serves as Senior Vice President of Sales & Technical Services for the FiberForce™ sales force, supervising the company’s Technical Sales Managers and working with national accounts to ensure that the company and his team deliver on our value-added guarantee. Tim has deep roots in the ready mix industry and enjoys helping his customers value-engineer the concrete projects that are candidates for fiber reinforced concrete (FRC). He has a passion for using his experience and expertise to show how FRC can be utilized effectively in a wide variety of applications. He launched his business career in 1994 with a major ready-mix producer and learned all facets of the ready-mix business, initially working in the operations side of the business serving as Plant Operator and Operations Manager before moving into sales as Sales Manager. In 2008, Tim accepted a position with Fibermesh (now Propex Concrete Systems) where he served as a Territory Sales Manager before and later serving as Propex’s Western Regional Manager and Technical Sales Manager. Tim currently serves on the Oregon American Concrete Institute (OACI) and the OACI Excellence in Concrete Boards of Directors. He is actively involved in the industry in his home state, where he is a member of the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA) Board of Technology and serves as Vice Chair of the Promotion Committee.

  • Denzil Schmitz

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Denzil serves as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing and is responsible for sales and marketing support for the company’s third-party distribution of synthetic and steel fiber product lines worldwide. Denzil serves as a member of the Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA), sits on the board of the Alabama Concrete Industries Association, and has completed the NRMCA Level 2 Technical Course. Prior to joining FiberForce, Denzil served in sales for 19 years with a strong background in heavy equipment and construction. He has also worked for a Fortune 500 managed healthcare company, while receiving the designation Professional, Academy for Healthcare Management (PAHM). He attended the University of Mississippi and Florida State University and holds a B.S. in Sociology. Denzil lives in Birmingham with his wife and three children.

  • Gavin Bailey

    Managing Director

    Gavin serves as Managing Director for FiberForce™. From his office in Mansfield, United Kingdom, Gavin leads the growth of international markets for the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia (EMEAA). He has over 30 years of international senior experience and a sustained record of success in technical sales solutions for leading products and services in B2B construction machinery, building supplies, quarrying/tunneling, mining, and flooring. Prior to joining FiberForce, Gavin served as a global market leader in the manufacturing and sales of steel and polypropylene construction fibers for over two decades. Under his management, the team promoted millions of pounds of demand for the fiber reinforced concrete commercial arm through direct and distribution channels. In addition to sales and marketing, Gavin is an expert in developing and executing international market-entry strategies and scalable global distribution models.

  • Eric Campbell

    Regional Sales Manager

    Eric serves as FiberForce™ Regional Sales Manager for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience in concrete technology, including concrete mix design, supplementary cementing materials, steel and synthetic fibers, chemical admixtures, and concrete slab-on-grade design with extended joint spacing. Eric has extensive knowledge in evaluating, designing, and optimizing concrete mixtures to meet applicable specifications; analyzing and evaluating test results; comparing and selecting design alternatives, conducting concrete training classes; and investigating concrete field problems. Prior to joining FiberForce, Eric served as Technical Sales Engineer for BASF, Euclid Chemical, Propex, and Boral Material Technologies. Eric holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University.

  • Sean Owen

    Regional Sales Manager

    Sean serves as Northwest Regional Sales Manager for FiberForce™. He is responsible for sales and technical support for concrete fibers and their applications in the concrete ready-mix industry. He focuses on helping ready-mix producers increase their value-added revenue by spending much of his time working with specification writers to specify fiber reinforced concrete (FRC). Sean also trains dispatchers and sales personnel in the ready-mix industry by educating and equipping them to effectively promote FRC. Sean has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry with 10 of those years specializing in ready-mix concrete — specifically, the use of FRC in commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Prior to joining FiberForce, Sean worked for Fibermesh (now Propex Concrete Systems) as Pacific Northwest Territory Manager. Sean earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific.

  • Angela Slone

    Regional Sales Manager

    Angela serves as Southwest Regional Sales Manager for FiberForce™. She is responsible for sales and technical support for concrete fibers and their applications in the concrete ready-mix industry. She focuses on helping the ready mix producers increase their value-added revenue by spending much of her time working with specification writers to specify fiber reinforced concrete (FRC). Angela also trains dispatchers and sales personnel in the ready-mix industry by educating and equipping them to effectively promote FRC. She currently serves as an active member of the ARPA Concrete Technical Committee, ACI, NRMCA, and NPCA. Angela has served in sales and marketing roles for 15 years in the construction industry with a strong background in construction. Her experience in the ready mix industry provides her with a unique perspective and is instrumental in her ability to serve the industry as she works with the value-added champions within her customer base. Prior to joining FiberForce, Angela worked for Fibermesh (now Propex Concrete Systems) as Southwest Territory Manager. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

  • Johnny Compoginis

    Technical Sales Manager

    Johnny serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Manager for the Western Region, covering northern California and western Nevada. He has over 25 years of experience in the fiber reinforced concrete industry. Prior to joining FiberForce, he served as Sales Manager for Fibermesh Fibers, Industrial Sales Consultants, Gierlich-Mitchell, and Simpson Strong-Tie. His expertise in design and construction of steel fiber-reinforced floors and structures has earned him accolades from engineers, agencies, and contractors for completing notable projects with CalTrans, Office of the State, and Department of Water Resources. Johnny previously held the role of President of the Northern California & Western Nevada ACI Chapter. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from California State University, Sacramento.

  • Rich Gardner

    Technical Sales Manager

    Rich serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Manager for the Midwest Region. He is responsible for technical sales and support for fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) solutions, working with ready-mix producers, engineers, architects, home builders, and commercial/industrial contractors. He conducts training seminars and works directly with the specifier community to demonstrate the various applications where FRC is appropriate and how FRC solutions enhance durability and performance of the concrete ready mix, while also adding monetary value. He is well known in the industry for his Lunch n Learns on FRC benefits, applications, mechanical properties, and design procedures. Rich is an active member of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for the Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky chapters. He has served on the Boards of Directors for the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (3 years), Indiana Chapter ACI, and the Associated General Contractors of Indiana (6 years). Prior to joining FiberForce, Rich worked for over 20 years in the general construction and ready-mix concrete industries, including 5 years as a Territory Manager for Fibermesh (now Propex Concrete Systems).

  • Laurie Leischner

    Technical Sales Manager

    Laurie serves as FiberForce Technical Sales Representative in Oregon and Idaho. She comes to FiberForce with a versatile ready-mix background. Laurie joined the ready-mix industry working for a major ready-mix supplier as a Dispatcher and Plant Operator and quickly worked her way up to Assistant Operations Manager where she managed accounts and helped with troubleshooting mix designs and plant operations. Laurie also managed a concrete supply store where she gained a wealth of knowledge in concrete finishing and value added products.

    Laurie has served as Educational Marketing Director in the medical research and development field where she managed accounts and sales for over half of the United States with emphasis on product education and account growth and development.

    Prior to joining the FiberForce team Laurie was self-employed as a Business Strategist and Consultant with a focus on small business development. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Leadership as well as Organization and Management.

  • Thomas Realph

    Technical Sales Representative

    Thomas serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Representative for Colorado and Utah. He is an active member of the Associated General Contractors of Utah, American Concrete Institute – Rocky Mountain Division, and the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Originally from the Northwest, Thomas attended high school and college in Arizona. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Business Management, earning a 3.8 GPA. While in school, Thomas held several full-time jobs. He managed his first employees at 17 and, most recently, held sales and customer relations roles with Public Storage and Apple Inc. He enjoys spending as much of his spare time as he can outdoors — fishing, hiking, and camping.

  • Jason Stubna

    Technical Sales Manager

    Jason serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Manager for Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. He is responsible for sales and technical support for fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) solutions, working with ready-mix producers, engineers, architects, home builders, and commercial contractors. He conducts training seminars and works directly with the specifier community to demonstrate the various applications where FRC is appropriate and how FRC solutions enhance durability and performance of the concrete while adding monetary value. Jason has over 17 years of experience in the construction industry with Martin Marietta, Lafarge, and CEMEX. He is an avid promoter of value-added concrete products and the use of innovative concrete products and technology in construction projects. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University’s Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program with a minor in Business Management. Jason is an active Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association member, ACI Level 1 Field Technician Certified, LEED Green Associate, and member of the American Concrete Institute, Association of Building Contractors, and Associated General Contractors of Colorado and Florida.

  • Aleck Yancey

    Technical Sales Manager

    Aleck serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Manager for the Southeast Region, covering Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He is responsible for technical sales and support for fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) solutions, working with ready-mix producers, engineers, architects, home builders, and commercial/industrial contractors. He conducts training seminars and works directly with the specifier community demonstrating the various applications where FRC is appropriate and how FRC solutions enhance durability and performance of the concrete ready mix, while also adding monetary value. Aleck graduated from the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at Middle Tennessee State University. Aleck’s business career has included selling ready mix in northeast Tennessee and later working for Propex Concrete Solutions as a Technical Sales Manager. Aleck and his wife, Kristen, reside in Nashville where they attend Midtown Fellowship Church. Aleck is a member of the Nashville British Car Club and in his free time, he enjoys restoring vintage vehicles, fly fishing, and anything outdoors with his wife.

  • Jim Yancey

    Technical Sales Manager

    Jim serves as FiberForce™ Technical Sales Manager for Eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is an active member of the Carolina Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Originally from Northeast Tennessee, Jim attended high school and college in Tennessee. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Business Management. He started his sales career in boat sales eventually serviced as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He enjoys spending as much of his spare time as he can with his wife and son — playing little league baseball, fishing, hiking, and camping.

  • Milan Ballard

    Marketing & Graphic Design Manager

    Milan serves as the Graphic Design and Marketing Manager for ABC Polymer. Prior to joining the team, Milan gained experience in marketing, social media, and creative planning while serving as the Marketing and Digital Media Coordinator for Alabama Outdoors and for Water and Oak Outdoor Co. Milan attended The University of Alabama where she received her B.S. in Marketing, Global Business and Italian. In her spare time, Milan enjoys traveling and learning new languages.

  • Judy Mosely

    Supply Chain Manager

    Judy serves as Bulk Bag Supply Chain Manager for Bulk Bags (FIBC).  She has been with ABC Polymer since 2015 and is responsible for maintaining our bulk bag inventory. Judy graduated from the University of Memphis with a B.A. in Accounting. She began her career working in quality control for National Mortgage Company, one of the largest privately owned mortgage companies in the United States before its merger with Boatmen’s Bank. Upon moving to the Birmingham area, Judy worked for the Xerox Corporation for 15 years. She lives in Alabaster with her husband and two teenagers.

  • Leslee Quiggle

    Customer Service & Logistics Manager

    Leslee has served as Customer Service and Logistics Manager for ABC Polymer since 2007. She manages the outbound supply chain for all domestic and international shipments. She also maintains customer relations and generates invoices, guides production planning, manages remote warehouse inventory, purchases for the packaging division, and audits freight invoices and tariffs. Leslee earned her B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and M.A. in Education from the University of Georgia. She has a background in education, marketing, and public relations.

  • Nancy Ingram

    Accounting & Human Resources Associate

    Nancy serves as Accounting and Human Resources Associate at ABC Polymer with a variety of responsibilities, including accounts receivable, payroll, and benefits administration. After attending Jacksonville State University, Nancy began her career in commercial real estate with Johnson-Rast & Hayes. She was then hired by start-up Gary C. Wyatt General Contractor, LLC, which grew to become one of the largest commercial contractors in Alabama. During her tenure of over 30 years with them, Nancy oversaw payroll for over 150 employees, insurance and bonding, licensing, human resources, and general administration. She lives in Montevallo with her husband, Mike.