VI Plastics Announce the Establishment and Certification as ISO9001:2015

VI (pronounced six) Plastics (www.vi-plastics.com) is thrilled to officially announce the establishment and certification of its organization as ISO9001:2015. “ISO 9001” is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) and is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology. It provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organization.

What does this mean? It means that we have successfully taken the first step towards making VI Plastics, LLC the world’s best medical-grade blow mold plastic manufacturer!

Specific sections of the standard contain information on topics such as:

·       Requirements for a quality management system, document control, and determination of process interactions

·       Responsibilities of management

·       Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment  

·       Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery

·       Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action

·       Risk Management, leadership, personal development, customer centric practices, etc.

·       Creating better products

Lifecycle Biotechnologies, LP acquired the blow mold plastics plant in San Antonio, TX in January 2016. It recognized the hidden potential in the plant and put into motion a tremendous effort to revive production. Since that start, the team behind VI Plastics has worked tirelessly to reach this certification milestone.

Sr. Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs Michelle Stahla-Quintana affirmed, “The Lifecycle brand prides itself on ensuring that customers receive quality products combined with the highest level of service.” She spoke optimistically about the future and progress of the company: “VI Plastics struggled to meet this commitment early on in 2016, but with the processes and emphasis on quality gained from this implementation of ISO9001:2015, we will, and are, making better products than ever.”

The rise of VI Plastics as an industry leader is just beginning! This successful first step included countless improvements to machinery and facility, as well as the addition of Richard Mewherter. Richard was brought on board to fill a knowledge gap, to enable VI Plastics to supplement its manufacturing expertise, and to provide customers with the support they need all the way from concept to market. Having spent the last twenty-five years as an Extrusion Plastics Engineer and Blow Mold Tooling Engineer, Mr. Mewherter brings with him a wealth of plastics industry experience.

We’re happy to share that the next step of VI Plastics’ journey in becoming the world’s best medical-grade blow mold plastic manufacturer is already in the works. We won’t spoil the suspense, but think: NEW products!  More details to come. Be sure to follow VI Plastics on LinkedIn for the most up to date details.

The Lifecycle Biotechnology (www.lifecyclebio.com) brand also includes Boval BioSolutions (www.bovalco.com) and Chata Biosystems (www.chatasolutions.com). Follow these companies as well to avoid missing out on exciting breakthroughs and developments.

Questions regarding VI Plastics, ISO9001:2015, or anything related can be directed toward Aaron Schieving at aschieving(at)lifecyclebio(dot)com or Michelle Stahla-Quintana at mstahla(at)lifecyclebio(dot)com.

 

VI Plastics announces that Richard Mewherter has been hired in the role of Sales Engineer responsible for business development, new product design and project management.

VI Plastics, LLC. announce that Richard Mewherter has been hired in the role of Sales Engineer.  Mr. Mewherter comes with a wealth of experience within the plastics industry having spent the last twenty-five years as an Extrusion Plastics Engineer and Blow Mold Tooling Engineer. Prior to joining VI Plastics, Mr. Mewherter held roles in plastic part design, project management, new product development, and business development/sales.

“We are pleased Richard Mewherter has joined us as our Sales Engineer.  With his knowledge and experience in engineering products, tools and molds it will allow us to supplement our manufacturing expertise and provide our customers with the support they need from concept to market,” commented Aaron Schieving, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing.  “Richard will play a big role for VI Plastics as a medical plastics company and in our future endeavors.”

Questions regarding the position change can be directed toward Mr. Aaron Schieving who can be reached at aschieving(at)lifecyclebio(dot)com or Richard Mewherter at rmewherter(at)vi-plastics(dot)com.

 

Lifecycle Biotechnologies, LP Acquires Tejas Plastics, Inc. and Changes Name to VI Plastics, LLC

PRESS RELEASE: Jan 11, 2016

Lifecycle Biotechnology, a biotechnology operations and investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tejas Plastics, Inc., a large part blow molded plastics manufacturer located in San Antonio, Texas.  Upon purchase the name of Tejas was immediately changed to VI Plastics, LLC (pronounced Six Plastics) to be reflective of Lifecycle's focused investments in highly regulated life science industries.  

VI Plastics will continue to service their existing industrial customer base while providing opportunities for raw material vertical integration for Lifecycle's other companies.  Company president Cody Yarborough commented "We are thrilled about this acquisition because it gives us the opportunity to own and control parts of our own packaging.  We will be able to continue pushing our quality systems deeper down our supply chain."

The on boarding of VI Plastics to Lifecycle standards will be headed up by corporate VP and engineer Ron Ghodes.  Any questions concerning the acquisition should be directed toward Mr. Cody Yarborough at codyy@lifecyclebio.com.