Our Team – A Plus Plastics

Our Team

A Plus Plastics is a successful family owned business based in South West Sydney. A Plus Plastics employs more than 50 staff members, all of whom are important members of the A Plus Plastics’ family.

The highly experienced A Plus Plastics team has built an industry leading reputation as being highly professional operators with many years of industry experience. Together, our tight-knit team collaborates closely with clients to find solutions to complex problems wherever plastic injection moulding is required. And we have great fun doing it.

The commitment we show to our customers is also reflected in how we treat each other. Family values run deep at A Plus Plastics and when you work at A Plus Plastics you are not just another number. You are a part of our family.

Read more about members of A Plus Plastics’ team below.

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    Matt Holloway

    Managing Director

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    Matt Holloway Managing Director

    Matt joined A Plus in 2005, starting on the factory floor as a Die Setter, before moving into an Injection Moulding Technician position. Taking this hands-on experience from the factory, he then moved into a business development role which uncovered a deep passion for the business side of the injection moulding and manufacturing industry. This passion led to a leadership opportunity and in 2009, Matt accepted the Managing Director role at A Plus, and has focused on driving the business forward for sustained success.

    Matt relishes in identified gaps in the plastic moulding market and designing and launching innovative new products to fill those gaps, with the GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System being one such example. Matt is also passionate about sustainability in business and ensures sustainable sourcing wherever possible, with a number of A Plus products now being made from 100% recycled polypropylene.

    Matt also introduced automation (with a suite of 3-axis and 6-axis robots) into the A Plus manufacturing process, enabling much more efficient and economical production. Driving organisational change and enhancing quality management standards company-wide, Matt was the spearhead in the business gaining both ISO 9001:2015 accreditation and HACCP accreditation.

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    Karl Zielinski

    Production

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    Karl Zielinski Production

    Karl Zielinski is A Plus Plastics’ Manufacturing and Operations Manager and leads our Production department. A qualified Moulding Technician and highly experienced in CAD/CAE, Karl brings over 30 years of plastic industry experience to A Plus Plastics and is well-versed in the various intricacies of injection moulding and robotics automation. As well as managing our Production team, Karl overseas A Plus Plastics’ manufacturing operations, while working closely with our clients to understand their challenges and deliver the best solutions.

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    Jim Tsiklieris

    Sales and Marketing

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    Jim Tsiklieris Sales and Marketing

    Jim Tsiklieris joined A Plus Plastics in 2016 and brings more than 30 years of Industrial Sales and Marketing experience to our team. As our National Sales & Marketing Manager, Jim closely manages relationships with A Plus Plastics’ key clients through executive customer service, sales and marketing management, and resourcing. Prior to joining A Plus Plastics, Jim held senior operational management roles in the steel and heavy industry.

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    Andrew Jensen

    Warehouse & Logistics

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    Andrew Jensen Warehouse & Logistics

    Andrew Jensen joined the A Plus Plastics team in 2014 and holds the position of Logistics Manager. Andrew is responsible for ensuring all client deliveries and inbound supply of materials are coordinated and managed to best support the business. Andrew brings 18 years of logistics and supply chain management experience to A Plus Plastics.

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    Donna Sheather

    Sales & Administration

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    Donna Sheather Sales & Administration

    Joining A Plus Plastics in 2011, Donna Sheather is often the first point of contact for inbound enquiries at A Plus Plastics. As our dedicated Customer Service Supervisor and Office Manager, Donna manages Accounts Receivable, New Accounts and Data Base Maintenance. A consummate all-rounder, Donna is also 2IC to our National Sales and Marketing Manager. Prior to joining A Plus Plastics, Donna ran her own bookkeeping business for 10 years.

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    Kristy Endicott

    Sales & Administration

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    Kristy Endicott Sales & administration

    Starting with A Plus Plastics in early 2017, Kristy Endicott holds the role of Customer Service Representative and is responsible for managing inbound enquiries, as well as processing orders, quoting jobs and distributing invoices. Prior to joining A Plus Plastics, Kristy enjoyed and decade-long career in customer service, including four years as an Export Coordinator in the logistics industry.

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    Deana Batters

    Sales & Administration

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    Deana Batters Sales & Administration

    Deana Batters joined A Plus Plastics in early 2017 after a decade in customer service, leadership, and accounts payable roles. Wearing multiple hats, Deana manages Accounts Payable and Payroll at A Plus Plastics while also overseeing specific HR functions.

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    Alissa Holloway

    Sales & Administration

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    Alissa HollowaySales & Administration

    Alissa Holloway is A Plus Plastics’ Human Resources Advisor & Business Change Manager and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wollongong. Working side by side with our Managing Director Matt Holloway and our National Sales & Marketing Manager Jim Tsiklieris, Alissa delivers HR and culture change insights that enable A Plus Plastic to make the best decisions for both employees and customers.

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    Jonathan Hardgraves

    Finance

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    Jonathan HardgravesFinance

    Jonathan Hardgraves is A Plus Plastics’ Financial Controller. Joining the team in 2017, Jonathan is responsible for financial and cost accounting functions, including reporting, costing, taxation, and financial analysis. Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Macquarie University and is an Australian CPA. Prior to joining A Plus Plastics, Jonathan worked as a Senior Group Accountant at a large multinational corporation, and he leverages that experience in his key role with A Plus Plastics.

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    Andrew Holloway

    Tooling

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    Andrew HollowayTooling

    Andrew Holloway holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design and is A Plus Plastics’ Industrial Designer and Project Coordinator. Qualified and experienced in industrial design, product design and 3D animation, Andrew manages design work on all A Plus Plastics projects while also maintaining all bookkeeping for the A Plus Plastics tooling department. Andrew joined the company as a teenager and has been a key member of the team ever since.

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    Mark Walters

    Tooling

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    Mark WaltersTooling

    Mark Walters is an Industrial Designer with more than 40 years of experience in the Plastics industry. As a skilled and experienced Industrial Designer with A Plus Plastics, Mark brings an enviable level of expertise to our team. Mark’s work for A Plus includes product design, CNC programming, Mould Design; he also oversees large-scale projects and liaises with our overseas partners on mould projects.

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    Rodney Garwood

    Sales Manager

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    Rodney Garwood Sales Manager

    Joining A Plus in 2017, Rodney brings over 30 years of experience in the retail & hardware industries. With a strong understanding & knowledge of the plastics market, Rodney looks after a wide range of customers across both OKKA & Geohex. Rodney’s territory covers Victoria, Tasmania, Southern New South Wales and Brisbane.

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    Ray Major

    Sales Manager

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    Ray Major Sales Manager

    Ray joined A Plus in 2016 with decades of experience under his belt from sales roles across a variety of industrial B2B markets in Western Australia. Based in Perth, Ray services our customers spread across WA, South Australia and the Northern Territory. He also manages our Perth warehouse, ensuring fast and efficient availability of A Plus Plastics products across WA.

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    Josh Lewis

    Sales Manager

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    Josh Lewis Sales Manager

    Josh joined A Plus in May 2018, bringing with him 14 years of sales experience in specialty metals along with 5 years of landscaping trade. Josh enjoys dealing with his key clients and building long term customer relationships. Josh manages sales for Geohex in New South Wales and Queensland, as well as managing A Plus products across regional Queensland.