Craig S. Carson

CEO, Jeco Plastic Products

CRAIG S. CARSON is the CEO of Jeco Plastic Products, a rotational molder and twin sheet pressure former of both custom and standard products for the aerospace, printing and automotive industries. Jeco designs and produces large products requiring a wide variety of thermoplastic resins, including thermoplastic composites with continuous fibers. Jeco has been known for over 47 years for its original design, theoretical and practical testing capabilities, unusual materials and unique processing expertise for large, high tolerance parts. Jeco has been nominated for innovation awards in both the United States and Germany, and received the 2016 “E” award for excellence in export sales from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Carson is widely known for his extensive background in high technology plastic materials and processes. He works closely with major producers of
equipment and materials worldwide, has been profiled in such magazines such as, Harvard Business Review and numerous trade publications, and has spoken at universities and public venues on a variety of topics. He has collaborated with faculty at Purdue University, University of Illinois and IUPUI on several product development projects, and was the recipient of several grants from NDEMC, INMac, MEP, INStep, U.S. Commerce Department, CONEXUS and NCMS, for advanced research projects for both domestic and overseas customers. He was also a member of IACMI, which is a consortium for composite innovation supported by Federal and State governments as well as various universities and private businesses, and a current member of INCATT, and IN3 for defense products. Carson has been a long-term member of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

Prior to purchasing Jeco Plastic Products, Carson owned and managed other plastic companies, and held various senior management positions in Fortune 100 domestic and British companies.

Carson holds a BS (eng.) degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1968), as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School (1975). He served in the United States Army in the infantry, commanding an airborne infantry company in combat. He holds various awards and decorations, including the combat infantryman’s badge, senior parachutist wings and the ranger tab.