Fiber Brite is a family owned company. Although Fiber Brite only came into existence in 2005 as a cotton mote supplier, the “Thompson Boys" have been buying motes in Texas since 1979. During that time they have made long lasting friendships with the gins including producers, ginners, owners, board members, office staff, and everyone in between.
Frank is the fearless leader of this Mote Facility. He has been calling on gins in Texas for 70 years, and he has loved every moment of it. Frank has said several times that he doesn’t have any hobbies other than work, so why would he retire. At 90 he still buys nearly all the motes for the company. He is a Life Member of Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association, and is well respected in the cotton industry. Frank comes from a ginning background; his grandfather was the owner of several gins in central Texas. For over 40 years he was a staple in the cotton seed oil mill business; he was an employee at Brazos Valley Cotton Oil and then later he was an owner of Levelland Vegetable Oil, Inc. He loves his gin customers which he calls his best friends and also loves spending time with his family.
Rick left his career as a boy's high school basketball coach to come back to West Texas and help his father. It doesn’t seem like it, but he has been in the cotton industry for 30 years now. Rick calls on gins with Frank, but he is mainly responsible for the selling and marketing of the finished products. He has a deep love for sports and uses his background in coaching to help lead the company. Rick is a problem solver and he can loves tackling the "big picture" issues within the company.
Kerry has been with Fiber Brite since 2011. He leads the day to day operations of the company. Kerry has a background in banking, so numbers are his thing. Kerry has a wonderful wife at home, Bonnie, along with two rambunctious boys, Ryder and Davis. His greatest hope is to have his boys work at the plant later in life, and to keep the family business going.
Lynsey Reber- Buyer
Lynsey rides with Frank two days a week during the ginning season. She is entering her third harvest and has already forged great relationships with our gin customers.
Cole Marshall- Fire Prevention and Yard Supervisor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cole is entering his first season at Fiber Brite. We are excited to add another family member to the mix. So far he has learned so much, and we know that he will be a great asset for years to come.
Mike runs the actual mote plant. Due to his background as the manager of Southern Cotton Oil in Levelland, he keeps the plant running on a daily basis. He has an extraordinary mechanical mind, as he should, since he is an engineer. Mike has the ability to coordinate multiple projects and still keep everything running smoothly. He has been a great addition to the Fiber Brite family.
Salvador Linares - Special Projects - email@example.com
Salvador has worked in every aspect of the mote industry. He can do ANYTHING. He is the guy you go to when you need to get something done quickly. His abilities as an electrician have become vital for the day to day running of the plant. His wife Patty also works with the company as the person that does what needs to be done. That sometimes means she goes and gets parts and sometimes she cooks.
Shanda Jordan (office manager) - firstname.lastname@example.org and
Shanda started with the company in 2014. Shanda moved to Lubbock from Monroe, LA specifically for this job. During her short time here she has held both positions in the office, so she is able to do whatever needs to be done in the office. She is aware of what is going on in all aspects of the company. On top of all her other duties she is responsible for taking care of Kerry and Rick, so she is a saint for that.
Jimmy Cruz- Shipping and Receiving
Jimmy is new to the company. He started in July of 2019. We are excited to have him with us and look forward to many great seasons.