Wayne, Pa. (November 18, 2020) —Chris Qualters has joined Tekni-Plex as president of the Tekni-Plex Medical business unit, a global supplier of mission-critical, high-value components, materials, and solutions to medical device manufacturers.
Qualters will be responsible for market development, commercial excellence, developing organic growth strategies, and accelerating mergers and acquisitions for Tekni-Plex Medical, which has revenues approaching $200 million and nine manufacturing plants in five countries.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris to our executive team and board,” said Paul Young, president and CEO of Tekni-Plex. “He has a 30-year track record of growing businesses in a wide variety of markets, including medical orthopedics and life science products. With his strong business acumen and leadership qualities, Chris will help our Tekni-Plex Medical team become a trusted advisor to our customers, helping them make the best decisions on their most important business issues.”
Qualters comes to Tekni-Plex from NN, Inc., where he was responsible for the Life Sciences Division focused on the orthopedic, medical surgery and diagnostic end markets. Prior to that he was the chief commercial officer of NN, and vice president of sales and marketing at Autocam, a company that produces tight-tolerance automotive components. He has also held positions of increasing responsibility at Bosch, serving in a variety of sales, marketing and product management roles.
Qualters earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
About Tekni-Plex Medical
Tekni-Plex Medical provides advanced medical grade, polymer-based solutions (compounds, tubing and other products) for medical devices and other applications. Its nine manufacturing locations use lean manufacturing tools and principles to drive quality and continuous improvement programs to ensure on time delivery of premium medical products worldwide. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/tekni-plex-medical.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across 10 countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.