BROOKSVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2021 – COAST Systems, a global mold asset management solutions provider, is pleased to announce that its Executive Vice President of Engineering and Co-founder, John Headrick, has been appointed Chair of the Blow Molding (BM) Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Headrick brings a wealth of engineering and technical knowledge to the blow molding plastics industry. His career spans over 30 years across many fields with specialization in systems engineering, including LEAN, TPM, OEE, 5S, CMMS deployment, SPC methodologies, processing, and operations. Headrick has held various leadership positions with SPE’s BM Division. He became Chair Elect in 2019, served on the Board of Directors since 2006, and has been an Executive Committee member since 2015.

“This is a significant moment for the SPE and John because I know they both share a passion for the future of blow molding,” said Jerry Sherman, COAST president. “John creates a vision for an organization in a way that engages and excites people to drive progress toward collaboration,” added Sherman. “I have no doubt that John’s deep knowledge of the manufacturing sector, coupled with his proven commitment to SPE, will help the Division realize its full potential as it accelerates into the new decade.”

The Society of Plastics Engineers is a member-based organization that unites plastics professionals worldwide to help them succeed and strengthen their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing. The SPE Blow Molding Division provides an organized forum promoting and disseminating technical information on the science, engineering fundamentals, and applications of blow molding to the blow molding industry, SPE members, educational institutions, and other technical societies peripheral to the plastics industry.

“It is a great honor to serve SPE in this new capacity, and I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the past several years,” stated Headrick. “Together, we have built one of the most accessible resource organizations with a growing network of multi-level partners. I look forward to leveraging our strength and services to empower plastics industry stakeholders to reach their unique goals,” Headrick remarked.

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About COAST Systems: COAST Systems is a technology-driven company that specializes in helping large-scale manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries gain total control of their mold assets to achieve greater continuity and success. The company offers a unique Global Mold Management program that combines powerful cloud-based Asset Management Technology with expert Plastic Industry Support, delivering the most comprehensive solution of its type in the market. For more information about COAST, visit