Bob Nelson


Purchasing Manager

I began my employment with PolyJohn in 1985. I met Ed Cooper, and he was aware I as looking for a job. He said he had recently started a manufacturing company in Whiting called PolyJohn, and told me to stop by – maybe they could use me somewhere. I stopped by the next day, and have been here ever since.  I have my Bachelor and Master's Degrees through Purdue University and I am a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), but none of that prepared me for what I have experienced thru PolyJohn the last 25-plus years. I feel truly blessed to have been a small part of PolyJohn's success and growth, and doubly blessed to be working for the Cooper family all these years.