Vision & Leadership

Our Products Ignite Innovation.
Our Passion Ignites Growth.

Imagine the maturity of a 27-year-old company infused with the dynamic energy of an innovative start-up culture.

SCP Limited believes in limitless possibilities—for our industry, and for our employees.

When Jim Buchanan took over the company in 2005, he discovered growth opportunities that even his lifelong entrepreneurial spirit could not have anticipated.

By phasing out the pilot light portion of the business and investing heavily in new products and technologies, he and his leadership team sparked a resurgence that led to exciting hyper-growth.

With burning determination, unshakable faith, and a lively atmosphere, our company strives to be an example of impassioned vision—to show that shining brightly creates a better business, better-equipped to serve the world with greater purpose.

Together, we light the way to a brighter tomorrow, one appliance at a time.


Our Leadership Team

Jim Buchanan

President & CEO

Jim’s focus at SCP Limited is to position the company as a leader in igniter technology creation and manufacturing. Jim works closely with our engineering team and leading material scientists to refine and develop the best igniters for heating applications. Jim serves on two non-profit boards in NE Indiana. His past-times include running, tennis and growing as a person and leader. His greatest accomplishments are his relationships with his family and friends.


Mindy Gallman

Chief Financial Officer

Mindy is joining SCP Limited with over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. Most recently, she served as Global Finance Director for PPG Coatings Services, formerly MetoKote Corporation where she was Vice President of Finance / CFO until the company was purchased by PPG Industries in July 2016. She has successfully led a global finance organization with 41 locations across 8 countries in North America and Europe and was an integral part of the executive management team.

Mindy earned a BSBA majoring in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, traveling, baking and watching her beloved OSU Buckeyes.

Jeff Hook

Chief Operations Officer

Jeff is joining SCP Limited with over 27 years of senior leadership experience in Quality and Operations with automotive fuel and brake systems. Most recently, he served as VP Quality and Advanced Product Quality Planning for Sanoh America, Inc., a Japanese-based Tier-1 automotive supplier. He is passionate about using a team-based approach to optimize organizational business systems and processes.

Jeff earned an MBA and a BSBA majoring in Procurement and Materials Management from Bowling Green State University. Outside of the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family at the lake, watching his beloved Chicago Cubs and the occasional round of golf.


Paul Schlueter

Vice President of Sales

Paul has thirty years of experience in sales, marketing and business development with highly engineered and innovative products and solutions across a broad spectrum of technologies and industries.  Most recently he served as the VP of Global Sales & Marketing and head of Global Service for Oerlikon Drive Systems.  He has successfully built, led, and motivated winning global sales team in the Americas, Europe, India, and China.

He has earned a Bachelor’s in Management and an MBA in International Business.  He is customer-focused and believes that the combination of passion, optimism, and determination allows teams to conceive and deliver bold ideas that are valued in the marketplace.  Paul enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and fishing.


Ryan Criswell

VP of Supply Chain

Ryan is joining SCP Limited with an experienced background in Finance and Strategic Supply Chain. He holds a B.S. in Accounting as well as an MBA. Professionally he enjoys addressing complex situations with innovative solutions and driving toward positive results. When away from the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jack Shindle

VP of Engineering & Development

Jack has more than 20 years of experience with high temperature materials, process and product development for ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, fuel cells, hydrogen generation and batteries. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Ma. and a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering and science from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. Shindle holds Sixteen patents, has published articles in a variety of trade journals and offered presentations at industry conferences nationwide. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, biking, flying, Maker projects and spending time with his family.


Yin Liu

Ceramics Engineer, Research & Development

Born and raised in China, Yin Liu received his Ph.D. in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2017. Yin has published over 10 technical papers in top ceramic journals and delivered several invited talks in leading conferences. He is passionate about finding the niche between novel and conventional ceramic processing. In his free time, Yin enjoys hiking, road trips and playing basketball.