Master of Business Administration: Ball State University. 1979
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature: Purdue University. 1973
09/15/97 – present National Pipe & Plastics, Inc., Vestal, NY 13850, 607-729-9381
CFO – 09/97-03/03
CEO – 04/03-present
Owner – 12/04-present
Fourth largest PVC pipe manufacturer in North America. Sales of $175 million. Territory is eastern two thirds of N.A. Factories in Binghamton, NY and Kernersville, NC with headquarters office in Vestal, NY. Total of 300 Employees.
Chief Financial Officer
General Manager of Pennsylvania operations, Atlantic Veal And Lamb, 1/91 – Present
Vice President of Operations, Penox Technologies, 2/87 – 1/91
Vice President of Finance Kane Warehousing & Freight, 8/86 – 2/87
Manager of Financial Operations, RCA, 6/83 – 8/86Corporate Controller, Circle Plastics, 1/80 – 6/83
Cost Accountant, General Tire & Rubber, 3/72 – 6/74
Production Foreman, General Tire & Rubber, 6/68 3/72
Military Army active duty 10/69 – 7/71 – Honorable Discharge with rank of Sergeant.One year Vietnam service. Awarded Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star .
Culbertson is married to Emily who is a missionary for The Navigators. He has five children and nine grandchildren with two great grandchildren.
During two years in the Army with one year in Vietnam he was awarded two Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star. Originally from Indiana, he now lives in New York.
His favorite pastime is Bible study.
He has worked in manufacturing for 50 years in both factory supervision and accounting. He began his career running a miniature golf course, selling door-to-door subscriptions, making fast food hamburgers and digging ditches. He has since been involved in 20 different manufacturing companies in various industries including rubber, glass, televisions, furniture, cryogenic vessels, medical supplies, meat processing, injection molding, plastic extrusion, freight and warehousing. He has performed virtually every manufacturing and corporate position in general factory work, maintenance, research and development, inventory control, shipping and receiving, production scheduling, payables, receivables, payroll, human resources, purchasing and sales. His career has advanced through the positions of Manufacturing Manager, Accounting Manager, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.
Culbertson joined National Pipe & Plastics, Inc. in 1997 as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He was named President and CEO in 2003 and purchased the company from a Japanese parent in 2004. He has experience in international affiliations, corporate board meetings in Manhattan, mergers and acquisitions, industrial revenue bonds, real estate transactions, environmental assessments, property appraisals and contract negotiations. National Pipe has been producing PVC pipe in Vestal, NY since 1970. The company has a second plant in Colfax, NC and owns property in Endicott, NY. National sells 250 million pounds of PVC pipe per year to 3,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada east of the Mississippi River with the help of 300 employees.
He has served the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Consolidation Committee, Economic Development Committee and Unshackle Upstate Committee. He is Past President of the Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program (GBEOP). He has taught numerous Junior Achievement classes in grades three through twelve and delivered several presentations to business classes at Binghamton University. In 2006 he was Small Business Advocate of the Year for the Chamber. He filled a consulting position for a year as interim Operations Manager at Davis College, a Christian Bible College in Binghamton. Business affiliations include PVC Chairman for the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) and Chairman of the Uni-Bell Pipe Association. In 2005 he was Partner of the Year for the Vinyl Institute.