Presco’s extrusion history started in 1975 when Earl McMackin, the President and owner of Presco, and his son Waymon starting exploring ways to make the growing marking products line more efficient. Up until that point, Presco purchased flexible vinyl film from outside vendors to make stake flags and roll flagging. Earl and Waymon decided to extrude vinyl film in house for a more vertically integrated manufacturing process.
In 1976, the first sellable pounds of flexible vinyl film were extruded for the stake flag and roll flagging product lines. Manufacturing the vinyl at Presco allowed for customization of the formulations for better performance. It also allowed for custom emboss patterns such as the famous Texas embossed roll flagging.
Fast forward to 1980 and Waymon McMackin, Earl’s son, is now the President of Presco. Waymon knew the vinyl film extruded for marking products could be sold in bulk roll form to other manufacturers utilizing vinyl film in their products. In 1981, Presco landed their first Engineered Film customer. In 1989, Presco relocated from Dallas to Sherman, TX. This move allowed Presco to tap into a very experienced industrial workforce Sherman had to offer. The new plant in Sherman allowed for the second extruder to be added later that year and a third in 2003.
Thank you to our customers, vendors and partners who have made the last 40 years extruding vinyl film possible. We are looking forward to continued growth and new capabilities. Get ready for the next 40 years!
Being an American manufacturer of vinyl film in an industry battered by offshore competition is not for the faint of heart. Presco’s Engineered Film has remained competitive in our markets by partnering with customers who not only value the domestic vendor relationship but rely on the benefits it brings their supply chain and product quality standards.
We encourage our customers to explore the total cost of offshore vendors rather than focusing on just the price per unit. At Presco, we can offer shorter lead times, stellar customer service, flexible payment terms, inventory capabilities and most importantly a PARTNERSHIP WITH YOU to custom develop solutions for your products. A partnership that starts with manufacturing Presco’s Engineered Film to the highest quality standards.
Please take a moment to read a testimonial from one of our valued customers and learn how purchasing domestically provides BIG savings over the imports.
The Presco attitude starts at the top building the famous Presconian pride!
Beth Guinn joined Presco in 2003 in Sales and Marketing for the Safety Marking Products division and made the move to the Engineered Film division in 2007. Since that time, Beth has managed the Sales and Marketing for the division and was named a Vice President in 2015. Beth enjoys growing Presco’s partnerships with long-time customers and seeking new opportunities for Presco’s custom engineered PVC and EVA films. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Austin College, a top liberal arts college in Texas, where she was captain of the women’s soccer team. Beth received a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from Southern Methodist University in 2009.
John Yianitsas joined the Presco team in 2019 as the Vice President of New Business Development. John has over 25 years of experience in sales and sales management within the pressure sensitive films industry. His knowledge of films and their multiple applications allows him to bring creative ideas to his customers. His ability to bring a strategic focus with clearly defined goals for an organization to ensure success has been a strength over the course of his career. His approach of listening to the customer to make sure he understands their needs allows him to help them achieve their goals. John’s focus for Presco is to expand the business into new markets and applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Centenary College of Louisiana.
Don Denges joined the Presco family in 1999 as an extruder machine operator assistant. Over the past 20 years, he has held many positions within the organization, primarily focused in Engineered Films. In 2005, Don took the lead role in research and development along with quality control working closely with the Engineered Film sales team to develop new products and improve existing ones. In 2010, Don took on the role of Operations Manager in Engineered Film and most recently, Don was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2015, with responsibilities for both Engineered Film and Outdoor Safety Marking Products segments. Don is a member of the Society for Plastics Engineers Vinyl Division and earned an Executive Leadership certificate from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas in 2018.
Our team is driven to provide the tools and resources that you need to grow your business!
Dr. Stephen A. Hutcheson has served as Technical Director at Presco since 2014. Stephen obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2001. While attending his undergraduate program, he worked as an engineering cooperative intern in the Materials Laboratory for Corning Cable Systems (formerly Siecor) Keller, TX Plant from 1998-2000, gaining experience and fundamental understanding of polymeric analysis, application, and performance. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Gregory B. McKenna. His Ph.D. work focused on polymer physics, rheology, nanoscale viscoelasticity, and the impact of rheometer compliance on mechanical measurements of materials. From there, after a yearlong post-doc at Texas Tech, he went to the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering, Extended Campus Program – Paducah, where he was an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, teaching core chemical and mechanical engineering courses. In 2014, he went back to his industrial foundation, when he joined Presco.
Stephen Janak joined Presco’s Research and Development team in 2017 as a Chemical Engineer. Stephen works in tandem with our Sales and Production teams in order to produce custom formulations to match, or better yet exceed, customer specifications and expectations. Much of his time in the lab is spent working with our vast, ever growing pigment library, which allows him the ability to color match incumbent materials rapidly and accurately. Additionally, his involvement with professional technical groups, such as the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), keeps our team informed on new technologies being brought into the industry. Stephen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2017.
Clayton is the Director of Marketing and the Team Lead of the marketing department at Presco. He is a well-trained, innovative, energetic and highly experienced marketing expert with the responsibility of ensuring the effective coordination of all the organization’s marketing efforts and promotional activities required for reaching the target market and achieving the marketing goals of Presco.
As Director of Marketing, Clayton leverages his potentials and years of professional experience of owning a graphic design and sign business, to ensure the accomplishment of the organization’s goals. He ensures that all marketing standards such as creativity, productivity, quality assurance, and innovation are not just followed, but exceeded leading to overall organizational success.
Clayton attended Texas Tech University and The Art Institute, with specialization in Marketing and Graphic Design. Clayton can be found outdoors camping, kayaking or exploring most weekends with his wife Amanda, and teenage daughter, Haddie.
Liz Reese joined Presco in 2007 as a Sales Associate in the Safety Marking Products division and moved to the Engineered Film division in 2013. As Inside Sales and Customer Service for Engineered Films and Proflex Vinyls, Liz brings over 35 years of sales, marketing and management experience. She has a great passion for manufacturing and finding solutions for customers and teammates. Liz’s favorite part of being a Presconian is watching people grow and exceed their own expectations while helping customers do the same.
Marsha Cordle joined Presco in 2019 as Inside Sales and Customer Service for Presco’s Engineered Film division and Proflex Vinyls. Marsha has more than 25 years in management in the hospitality industry that mainly focused on customer service before joining the Presco team. She works closely with the Production and Shipping teams to ensure Presco meets and exceeds customer’s expectations. Marsha has a Bachelor of Arts in Food Service/Lodging Management from Western Illinois University.