HTI Hires Mark Smirz as Sales Manager

HTI Hires Mark Smirz as Sales Manager

Lincoln, NE – HTI Plastics is proud to announce the addition of Mark Smirz as the newest Sales Manager.  Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge in sales and the manufacturing industry. 

In 1990, after serving four years in the United States Navy and while attending Kishwaukee College, Mark Smirz started his career in thermoplastics.  Mark started as a CAD designer initially, developing packing concepts for custom thermoform packaging with what is now known as Sonoco Alloyd. While working on the engineering side of the business he also designed production molds, approved first article runs, and finally led an engineering team as Project Manager before transitioning to a sales role in 1997.  While working in sales he operated in several different markets including, Tampa, FL, Kansas City, KS, and DeKalb, IL where he last led the Midwest Regional Sales Team for Sonoco Alloyd through 2007. 

Smirz has also worked in the folding carton industry and for a boutique packaging design agency. Most recently he worked for an IT firm helping manufacturers and other businesses get the most from their technology investments.  He is excited to be back in the manufacturing industry and working for HTI Plastics.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to our staff at HTI Plastics” said Rick Thomas, HTI Plastics Director of Sales.  “We feel he is a great fit and will help HTI continue to grow.”



Since 1985, HTI Plastics has provided high-quality plastic parts to customers in the U.S. and overseas, with a strong focus on both responsive expertise and exceptional value. HTI’s knowledgeable team is dedicated to working in partnership with customers from concept and design to completion to provide innovative solutions and timely deliveries in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. For more information, visit


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