Meet the Leadership Team



Paul Meschke


Paul is President of T.O. Plastics. He is responsible for all functions of the company to help live our mission in delighting customers and making this a great place to work.

Paul has extensive experience in leading manufacturing businesses. Prior to joining T.O. Plastics, Paul was President of Cretex Companies Industrial Division located in Minneapolis, MN. Paul’s previous experience includes business leadership positions in motion control and industrial process equipment industries. The bulk of Paul’s experience comes from his 18-years at Pentair where he led their Specialty Flow Technology Group which included the Hypro business. Before this, Paul held an executive role at Pentair’s Milan, Italy based European Water Group headquarters. Paul began his career with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Jared Rusch

Jared Rusch

Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Horticulture

Jared Rusch is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for T.O. Plastics. He is responsible for the strategic growth of our Horticulture business, building the T.O. Plastics brand and helping our customers to grow.

Prior to joining TOP, he worked eight years with a major horticulture supply company where he held progressive roles in sales and product management.

Jared has a BA in Marketing and Business Administration from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.

Brad Evert, VP of Operations

Brad Evert

Vice President of Operations

Brad Evert is the Vice President of Operations for T.O. Plastics. He is responsible for the manufacturing, material procurement, warehousing and logistics functions of the company.

Brad has over 20 years of progressive operational leadership experience working in the life science/medical OEM and contract manufacturing markets.

Prior to his tenure in the life science/medical markets, Brad spent 10-years in engineering and operations management roles with nVent (formerly Pentair), a global industrial manufacturer.

Brad received his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Minnesota State University and earned his MBA from the D’Amore-McKim School at Northeastern University.


Dyann Turner

Director of Human Resources

Dyann is T.O. Plastics Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for TOP’s talent development, personnel administration and helping make TOP a great place to work.

Prior to joining TOP, she led human resources for a large multi-state engineering services firm. She has over +25 years of progressive human resource leadership experience working in both heavy manufacturing and service industries.

Dyann received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and earned her MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of St. Thomas.


Tom Murphy

Director of Finance

Tom is T.O. Plastics Director of Finance. He is responsible for our finance, information technology and compliance functions.

Prior to joining TOP, most of his career was spent at Cretex Companies in various leadership positions in accounting and finance. Tom began his business career after earning his degree in business management, initially focused on operations management before transitioning into a finance focus. 

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Scott Klein

Director of Product Engineering and Quality

Scott Klein is the Director of Product Engineering and Quality for T.O. Plastics. He is responsible for leading our horticulture and contract value stream product engineering teams, our tool room operations, and our Quality organization.

Scott’s extensive knowledge of T.O. Plastics, our products, and our customers’ requirements were developed throughout his previous roles on our commercial, operations, and technical/engineering functions.

Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Technologies with an emphasis in Manufacturing from St. Cloud State University (SCSU), in St. Cloud, Minnesota.