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Maurice Williams’ love of paint, cars, and performance drove him to Ecoplastic, and he’s looking for local talent

Maurice Williams, Senior Manager of Paint Operations for Ecoplastic, shares what he's looking for in future hires and how his love of drawing and painting led him to where he is today.
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Maurice Williams, Senior Manager of Paint Operations

Excitement about Ecoplastic, one of the largest manufacturing companies to choose Bulloch County for their operations, is accelerating, and for good reason. As the sole supplier of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components for Hyundai, and Korea’s leading auto plastic parts company, Ecoplastic is positioned to make a tremendous regional impact for decades to come.

Earlier this year, Ecoplastic began construction on what will become the company’s largest plant, and they will be looking to hire 500 individuals from the local area as the facility becomes fully operational.

Thirty of those individuals will work within Paint Operations, led by Maurice Williams, Senior Manager, who is an expert in automotive industry paint and design. Williams says he is hoping to hire a team of career-minded people who want to learn about working with paint and who are interested in the robotics side of automation.

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Construction at the new Ecoplastic facility located at 4800 Highway 301 South in Bulloch County. Photo provided by Maurice Williams

Candidates with versatile experience can be trained on the specifics of the paint process. Williams explains, “My goal is to lead my team to success, and teach them along the way.”

“We don’t just want to give people a job, we want to give them a career,” he says, and for Williams, that means putting together a team of individuals with high integrity and strong work ethic. “The salary and benefits are excellent,” he says, and Ecoplastic’s company culture is exceptional.

Doing things the right way: The opportunity of a lifetime

Getting the chance to build the paint shop from the ground up is what inspired him to join Ecoplastic in November.

Williams says his upbringing and his early career experience in the automotive industry taught him “there’s a right way to do things.” So, when he had the opportunity to help lay the foundation for Ecoplastic’s headquarters, it was a natural decision for him.

“I get to be a part of building our operations from the ground level,” shares Williams, who has a long history of working with automotive and paint-industry startups. His passion for precision and his commitment to excellence are key motivators for him, and they have fueled his excitement for what lies ahead.

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Maurice Williams with his wife and children. Photo provided by Maurice Williams

Williams began his journey as a student in the vocational program at Woodruff High School in Woodruff, South Carolina. He was top of his class in Automotive Collision and Repair and landed an internship with BMW’s Performance Center in the summer of 2002. Williams, who has always had a creative mind and loved drawing and painting growing up, excelled in the internship program and quickly discovered a knack for the science and the art of working with colors.

Ready, set, grow

Williams earned his degree in Engineering Graphics and Design from Greenville Technical College, where he gained many of the skills that he is using today, including CAD modeling, as he helps oversee the construction of the paint shop.

His professional experiences and achievements are inspiring: What started as a love of drawing and painting cars led him to a vocational track where his talent was unlocked, then his work ethic and focus opened back-to-back professional opportunities as his career took off.

His performance in automotive work, paint process engineering, startups, and paint consulting make him a perfect choice for driving Ecoplastic’s paint operations development in Bulloch County.

His excitement for what the organization is doing is evident, and as they start adding staff, the momentum is building.

Ecoplastic’s future as a contributor in Bulloch County and beyond

Ecoplastic will be hiring 500 employees from the area and is investing more than $205 million in its Bulloch County facility. Both enormous contributions are in the works, and Ecoplastic leadership says they are committed to serving as a great local employer and a great community partner.

Whether by working with local educational institutions to help students launch their careers, or by collaborating with local businesses and area residents, Ecoplastic has big plans to become a positive resource for the community and a good neighbor for decades to come. 

Interested in automotive paint? Apply to work with Maurice Williams.

For more information about job opportunities with Ecoplastic, visit this page.

We are HIRING! Join our Team.

All positions are located in Bulloch County GA. Interested applicants, submit your resume to: eac@myeco.co.kr