BROOKSVILLE, Fla., October 16, 2019 – COAST Systems, a global computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) technology provider that offers specialized plastics manufacturing consulting and global mold asset management services, is pleased to announce that its executive vice president of engineering, John Headrick, has been elected to serve as Chair Elect of the Blow Molding (BM) Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

A co-founder of COAST Systems, Headrick brings over 30 years of experience within the plastics industry sector in many fields specializing in systems engineering including LEAN, TPM, OEE, 5S and CMMS deployment, as well as SPC methodologies, processing, and operations. Headrick has served on SPE’s Board of Directors since 2006 and as an Executive Committee member since 2015.

“John and I have worked closely together for a number of years. He is a great business leader with a high level of plastics technology and mechanical engineering knowledge that will continue to make him an invaluable asset to the SPE Blow Molding community,” commented Jerry Sherman, president of COAST Systems. “We’re always proud when any of our team members use their skills to help advance the industry and other people’s professional careers” Sherman said.

The Society of Plastics Engineers is a member-based organization that unites plastics professionals worldwide to help them succeed and strengthen their skills through education, networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing. The SPE Blow Molding Division focuses on promoting, communicating, and disseminating knowledge relating to the art and science of blow molding technology. According to the BM Division’s website, this includes all aspects of blow molding; ranging from machinery, tooling and auxiliary equipment, to polymer properties, processing, and fabricated part testing.

“It’s been a pleasure serving SPE for the past 14 years and I’m grateful for the confidence the Board has placed in me to be a part of leading the Blow Molding Division during such an exciting time in the plastics industry,” said Headrick. “I’ve found the members of this Division to be especially willing to share their successes and support one another in a highly engaged culture,” Headrick added.

Headrick holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has completed many additional university courses. He has earned advanced education certificates focused on manufacturing engineering and plastics technologies.

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To contact John Headrick at COAST Systems, please call 1-877-262-7801 or email

About COAST Systems: COAST Systems is a technology-driven company that is leading the maintenance management market with a highly-rated CMMS software solution used across multiple manufacturing industries. The COAST Maintenance Management System is backed by an experienced engineering team that truly understands how to optimize the performance of plant equipment and assets to deliver consistent quality, efficiency, and profitability. The company combines its proven technology with expert support through strategic consulting services for plastics manufacturers and tailored global mold asset management programs. For more information about COAST, visit