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Tessy Plastics appoints new company president; longtime president moves to CEO

By Eric Reinhardt (


SKANEATELES, N.Y. — Tessy Plastics Corp. on Tuesday announced it has appointed a new president.

Stafford Frearson
Stafford Frearson (Photo credit: Tessy Plastics)

Stafford Frearson, who has worked for the Skaneateles–based company since 1997 and most recently as VP of engineering, is now serving as the company president.

Roland Beck, who owns Tessy Plastics and has been serving as president, now transitions to CEO, per the firm’s Tuesday announcement.

As president, Frearson will be responsible for managing day-to-day business operations across a total of 13 locations in New York, Pennsylvania, and Shanghai, China.

 “I am excited to work beside Stafford to continue building on our success,” Beck said in a Tessy Plastics news release. “I am confident that he will continue to lead the company towards the sustained growth we have had our first 50 years in business.”

Roland Beck (Photo credit: Tessy Plastics)

Beck is the son of Henry Beck, one of the original founders of Tessy Plastics. Henry Beck started thefamily business in 1973 and served as Tessy’s president for nearly 30 years. In 2002, “the elder Beck finally convinced his son” to move into the role of president, the company said.

As Tessy explains it, the new company president grew up in Barnstable, England, and after graduating from college in the United Kingdom in 1997, Frearson relocated to Syracuse and joined Tessy Plastics.

“Throughout my career I’ve been privileged to work alongside some of the most talented people in the injection molding industry. Watching, listening, and learning alongside an amazing group of people has helped shape not only my career, but also me personally,” Frearson said. “I am excited for the next chapter in my career with Tessy and to continue building on the success of both Henry and Roland.”

As president, the company says Roland Beck led Tessy’s growth to more than $500 million in annual sales and has grown the business to eight facilities in Central New York; three in Webster in Monroe County; one in Erie, Pennsylvania; one in Meadville, Pennsylvania; and two in Shanghai, China.



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