Meet The

    Team

Our lives have been dedicated to the industry and our approach to work is more than just our technical ability.

We have included our personal “Whys” based on Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why. These were uncovered during a recent workshop. We hope it helps you get to know us better.

No one comes close in the plastics industry to our collective team experience and know-how.

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YEARS EXPERIENCE

Laura Douglas

Orange County, LA, SBO

CEO – Turner Group
laura@turnergroup.net
206-769-3900

“To live generously and usefully so that all those I meet experience the joy and grace they deserve.”

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Education

  • BS, Business Management, Radford University
  • BS, Marketing, Radford University
  • Scientific Molding

Experience

Began my career in the plastics industry right out of college at Xaloy, Inc. in Pulaski, VA.

Spent 6 years at Xaloy before moving to the West Coast to work with Willmac Associates selling equipment to the plastics industry. In 1992, I moved to Seattle where I started Turner Group, Inc.

Scott Gabbert

Intermountain Region

Sales Leader
scott@turnergroup.net
509-710-4011

To support others without judgement so that they may reach new heights personally and professionally.”

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Education

  • BS Marketing, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • MBA, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Experience

My 20 years of sales experience in the plastics industry including custom thermoforming, injection and extrusion has given me a great foundation for my role. My role has a manager of a custom molding company for eight years has helped me to understand the business needs of our customers. The company’s capabilities included part and mold design, specialized applications, injection molding process technology and automated manufacturing.

Andrew Schenck

Bay Area/Riverside

Area Manager
andrew@turnergroup.net
760-560-6216

To use integrity, hustle and dedication so that I can contribute to the well-being and success of the team.”

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Education

  • Plastics Engineering Technology- Penn State- 1999-2003
  • International experience- machine training- Munich, Germany
  • Scientific Molding, Machine Setting, Auxiliary and Sales training throughout career

Experience

My career in plastics started in 1998 as a machine operator for major packaging company in Erie, PA. During college education worked in R&D, product development and extended period doing machine set ups. I spent 7 years working for a German OEM before joining Turner Group in 2011. Gained additional experience in extrusion in addition to injection molding through vendor support and training.

Justin Kassnel

Pacific Northwest

Area Manager
justin@turnergroup.net
503-310-7387

To help others overcome challenges by fostering and building long-term trust.”

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Education

  • Mechanical Engineering & MBA-Innovation | University of Cincinnati | 2010 & 2017
  • Study Abroad Doing Business in India | Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai | 2015

Experience

My career in plastics started in 2014 as a Mechanical Engineer for an international company near Cincinnati, OH.  In 2017 transitioned to Product Specialist for India built injection molding machines for 1.5 years before transitioning to outside sales in the Pacific NW in 2018.  Responsible for managing a machine cell during NPE 2018 incorporating a two-shot index molding operation.  Grateful for the opportunity to have joined Turner Group in 2020. On-going product training in extrusion, chiller systems, material handling & storage, as well as new technologies in injection molding.

Luis Núñez

San Diego, Baja and Sonora

Area Manager
luis@turnergroup.net
619-772-2527

To assist others so they can find fulfillment.”

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Education

  • BA International Business – Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Experience

Luis started his career in plastics within the thermoplastics industry as an Area Manager for a West Coast resin distribution company in Santa Fe Springs, CA while developing the Baja border region. Working also for the injection molding industry supporting primarily the automotive and EV market for different OEM’s and finally joining Turner Group in 2020 covering the SD-Baja and Sonora region helping our customers to gear up with the latest technologies for the future challenges and opportunities ahead.

Mark Tarullo

Director of Finance
mark@turnergroup.net
949-433-6849

To facilitate growth and development so that those around me can be successful.”

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Education

  • BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California

Experience

I have helped many small businesses in various industries ranging from consumer products and services to capital equipment sales. My ability to instill structure and function into small businesses has helped me become an integral part of the Turner Group team.

John Ward

COO – Turner Technologies
john@turnergroup.net
949-469-8778

BE THE WAY to live intentionally and usefully so that I may be a guide and a resource to others and to help them grow.”

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Education

  • HND Mechanical Engineering – West Nottingham Technical College, UK
  • Polymer Science and Engineering Diploma – Nottingham Polytechnik, UK
  • Industrial Marketing Diploma – UNISA, Republic of South Africa

Experience

Formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing at ARBURG, I have over 35 years of experience in technical and managerial roles in the injection molding industry which has encompassed mold design, polymer science for application / functionality design and the development of plastics, specialized applications, injection molding process technology and automated manufacturing.

Edgar Sanchez

SMED & MRO – Turner Technologies
edgar@turnergroup.net
951-723-7905

BE THE WAY to help others discover value in all things so that a simple idea can bring clarity and hope for a better future.”

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Education

  • BSBA, (University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus)
  • AAS Computer Drafting and Design, (ITT Tech)
  • Industrial Engineering, 2 years (ITESM) Mexico

Experience

My career in plastics began in 1991 as a mechanical drafter / designer of hot runner systems and later progressed into sales, developing and supporting the Latin America territory. In 2005 I joined the Turner Group as an area sales manager servicing the US-Mexico border region. In June of 2021 I started a new role in the company as Technology Specialist for Turner Technologies.

Bonnie Fitzpatrick

Bookkeeper & Office Manager
bonnie@turnergroup.net
206-650-4437

To cope with life’s difficulties with grace and kindness so that I may relieve stress and suffering in others.”

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Experience:

Bonnie has been with Turner Group for 25 years and has been the historian, cheerleader and keeper of all of our affairs. Bonnie’s cheerful attitude and endless willingness to serve and be useful, shines through everything that she does.

We are truly grateful to have the loving cheers of this southern beaty.

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