About Houston Poly
True innovation – from deep in the heart of Texas, since 1979

Plenty has changed in packaging and poly since 1979. We’ve seen thinner films, more durable poly, improvements in printing, and the emergence of exciting innovations in biopolymers. With each innovation, Houston Poly has been able to grow our business by expanding what we can offer our customers across North American – and throughout the world.

Innovation Alone Isn’t Enough

True innovation combines technology with expertise and service. What’s an innovation if you don’t understand how it can help your business, or you can’t get someone to pick up the phone? That may seem old fashioned, and we suppose it is. As we enter our fifth decade in business, the innovations we’re most proud of are the improvements we’ve made in how we take care of our customers:

  • We’re conservative with our financial planning, offering us flexibility when our customers need that from us
  • We’ve established long-term supply chain relationships that help us provide the best value for our customers
  • We’ve invested in our Gulf Coast facility, allowing us to expand our service and product offering, while also providing some of the best shipping and transportation options

Do you have a custom poly film, sustainable / biodegradable application, or flexible packaging project that requires uncompromising performance and exceptional customer service?

Key Milestones

1979 – Houston Poly (formerly known as Houston Poly Bag) begins as a can liner manufacture operating four extruders

1998 – Houston Poly began printing

2000 – Houton Poly expanded its martet into the SouthEast

2010 – Houston Poly began multi-color printing

2017 – Houston Poly became FSSC certified for Food Safety

2018 – Houston Poly added 8 Servo drive bag machines

2018 – Houston Poly adds a 10th extruder, and begins co-extruding

2018 – Houston Poly added Bio Resins to make compostable bags and films

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Wes Sumner

General Manager

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He is the first to return as a second generation employee, who at the age of 12 became fascinated with the family business. Wes has worked every aspect of HPB from shipping and receiving, to packing boxes, setting up the lab, outside sales, and other daily operations. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and joined HPB full time in 1994. Wes and his wife spend their free time involved in their three children’s school and sporting activities.

Barry Ostrander

Vice President of Sales

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Barry had almost ten years experience as a District and Area Manager before joining the HPB team. Now with an additional 24 years in the packaging industry, he is anxious to assist with poly requests. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing. Barry spends his free time at his three children’s sporting events, usually as the coach.

Mike Gallaway

Regional Sales Manager

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A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mike joined HPB in 2000. Although new to the packaging industry when hired, Mike is a veteran salesman, having worked ten years in sales prior to joining the team. His knowledge and experience with customer service, combined with a sharp eye on the customers’ concerns, allows Mike to find the right solutions to your packaging needs. Mike is also a licensed pilot and an avid runner.

Donnie Cochran

Regional Sales Manager

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Donnie has over 30 years experience in sales and management before joining HPB. He is a graduate of Sowela Technical Institute. He enjoys meeting new people and anxious to help customers with their packaging needs. Donnie enjoys time with his family and when he has any spare time enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Chris Jasperse

Regional Sales Manager

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Chris is a highly competitive person, stemming from his background in collegiate and professional football. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management & Marketing from Marshall University and loves working with people which prompted him to seek a career in sales. His attention to detail, big personality and ability to cultivate relationships has made him a great add to the HPB team. Chris resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his family and you can usually find him watching football, enjoying the outdoors or traveling.

Brent Oden

Municipal and School-Based Sales, Fundraising

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Brent compliments his broad experience in the packaging industry of over 35 years with an explicit commitment to customer service. He is responsible for all nationwide sales and is extremely knowledgeable in the polyethylene manufacturing business. He has been married to his high school sweetheart more than 35 years and has two daughters.

Customer Testimonials

“A quick email to say thanks for always doing your best.  You all make my life so much easier! Every department is helpful and gets their job done.   Plus, any issues we have had in the past are always cleared up fast and always leave me worry free.  Thank you so much!”

Kindest Regards,
Jennifer B. – Industrial Customer