Executive Leadership

Experienced Senior Management and Attentive Customer Support -- Dedicated to Innovation and Excellence

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Executive Management Team

With a passion for innovation combined with an obsessive attention to the needs of the customer, NEXT's management team has guided the company's growth since 1994 -- never allowing the company to lose touch with the importance each and every member of the NEXT team plays in the company overall success.

David A. Frecka


CEO David A. Frecka founded NEXT in 1994, but his lengthy and distinguished career in the Plastics industry dates back to the mid-1970s, when he first established himself as a true visionary and innovative entrepreneur. In those early days, Dave had the ability to see through difficult economic and market-driven circumstances to become a successful business owner. In time, he would follow his instincts and recognize a need in the market for high-end, specialty blown film products, setting his sights on building a next generation blown packaging company that focused on quality and innovation. As a result of his vision, Dave has had the distinct satisfaction of watching his company grow to become a market leader and an inspiring workplace—one that's positioned itself at the forefront of world-class innovation and technology in the flexible packaging industry.

Dan Niss


President Dan Niss began his career with NEXT in 1997, and while his talents were already fully formed when Dave Frecka brought Dan in to join the company, his work has become an integral part of helping lead the overall growth of the team and the business. From his first days on the job, Dan has met the challenges and excelled in his position as the company’s President for more than 20 years. During that time, Dan's dedication to the needs of his customers and leadership in designing flexible film solutions that meet and exceed requirements has earned him great respect and admiration within the flexible packaging industry. Dan is a graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and continues to play an integral role in expanding and strengthening the company’s business relationships throughout the industry and around the world.

David Bubar


David Bubar holds an MBA with 25 years of experience in domestic and international accounting and finance, overseeing manufacturing operations within large and midsize public companies, as well as private equity environments. David’s career has spanned the automotive, commercial truck, product packaging, plastics and paint industries. He has also led accounting and finance operations within multi-plant, fastener and equipment manufacturing facilities throughout the US, Europe and China. Along with general accounting and cost accounting experience, David is a Six Sigma green belt who has developed wide-ranging expertise in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, lean manufacturing, global strategic sourcing, strategic planning, financial modeling, ERP systems implementations, working capital strategies, and cash management.

Cross-Departmental Collaboration and Teamwork

A passionate team of Senior Managers oversee the key departments within NEXT, obsessing on quality, safety and customer satisfaction, while fostering an agile organizational structure that focuses on collaboration, teamwork and career advancement for each and every employee.


ImageFounded by our CEO David A Frecka in 1994, NEXT Generation Films, Inc. started from humble beginnings. In a single manufacturing facility located in Lexington, Ohio, NEXT began asserting itself into the custom flexible packaging market. Through continuously investing in the most advanced technologies and making a commitment to manufacturing high-end, specialty blown films, NEXT quickly developed into a real player in the market and has been growing and expanding its capabilities ever since.

Today, NEXT is America’s largest custom blown film company, and continues to gain market share and output capacity every year. With the construction of our fourth manufacturing plant, state-of-the-art 250,000 sq ft distribution center, and continued development of our workforce, NEXT has shown incredible ability to grow and quickly meet customer demands… and there is more growth to come!

World-Class Customer Service

Product quality and the overall customer experience is an obsession with every employee at NEXT. No more so, than with the passionate and attentive individuals that make up the NEXT Customer Service Team

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