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Matt Fenneman, Engineered Profiles

Matt Fenneman, Engineered Profiles

Matt Fenneman, VP of Sales & Marketing at Engineered Profiles, a Columbus-based manufacturer of custom plastic profile extrusion products. For more than 70 years, the company originally known as Crane Plastics has been a recognized leader in the thermoplastic industry. Engineered Profiles’ advancements include creating one of the first U.S. vinyl siding products, offering custom part finishing, and leading the early development of wood-plastic composites. 
Matt serves as the chief executive over all sales and marketing activities at the company. His experience began in an engineering role at Crane Plastics in the tooling and product development groups; he has also served in a technical sales and business development role. 

He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Franklin University, and has taken additional coursework in computer science as well as automation and programming. 

Key Words: thermoplastics, composites, rapid prototyping

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Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

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