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News Release: Omega Adding Experience and Leadership as the Company Growth Continues

Published: 10 April, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, April 9, 2015 – Omega Plastics LLC, a leading producer of custom thermoplastic extruded products headquartered in northeastern Tennessee, announced today the appointment of Scott Gardner to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Omega, Scott held a variety of leadership positions within the optical fiber and optical fiber cable division of Alcatel. His increasing responsibilities included process engineering, operations management, quality, business develop and sales & marketing. In 2005 Scott returned to Knoxville to join Dura-Line Corporation as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, with responsibility for both commercial and sales operations. In his capacity he oversaw rapid growth at Dura-Line, both through existing channels and acquisitions.

“Omega Plastics has invested heavily in both capital equipment and people as part of our commitment to remain an industry leader in the field of custom plastic extrusion, and we feel fortunate that we have continued to grow as an organization. Scott Gardner is a proven performer, and he brings tremendous depth to the company as we continue both organic growth and the potential for additional acquisitions going forward. We are very pleased to have him as part of the leadership of our organization as we continue this growth,” states Stephen Redwine, Omega’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Omega Plastics has unique technology and capabilities, especially in the field of cellular extrusion, mono/dual/tri extrusion and post forming of extruded products. Through a substantial investment in additional equipment and capacity, Omega Plastics is uniquely positioned to provide custom and private label extruded products to the market. “I am very excited to be a part of the Omega Team and to join them as they are poised for rapid growth,” states Gardner.

Since 1978, Omega Plastics, LLC has been manufacturing made-to-order solutions with thermoplastic extrusion and a proprietary random loop vinyl mesh sheet used for mats, product protection and other applications. In October of 2014 the company acquired Vinylex Corporation, another industry leader in the field of custom profile extrusion for over 65 years. With locations in both Knoxville, TN and Carrollton, TX, Omega Plastics is strategically positioned to service a large geographical market, as well as customers with multiple manufacturing locations. Capabilities include single, dual and triple durometer extrusion in a variety of different thermoplastic materials. Additional capabilities include both celuka and free foam extrusion, both in-line and out-of-line fabrication and complete, in-house tooling design, construction and development.

For more information, visit Omega’s web site at or contact Vice President of Sales and Business Development Herb Hutchison at