The Plastics Hall of Fame will induct eight new members during a ceremony and banquet on June 22 during NPE week. Those elected to the Hall have shown "consistent dedication and extraordinary accomplishments, which have contributed to the growth of the industry and without which the industry would not have reached its present level of preeminence." As of this year, total membership in the Hall is 120, with 34 living members. Following are this year’s inductees:
Editor’s note: Election into the Plastics Hall of Fame is for those who have contributed to the development of plastics and the industry in the U.S. Criteria to qualify for nomination to the Hall include one or more of the following: a significant scientific, engineering, or equipment invention or breakthrough; development of an outstanding product, market, end-use niche, or business endeavor; long and valuable service to a segment, constituency, discipline, or association of the plastics industry; and a record of constructive, collaborative action with government, regulatory, academic, consumer, environmental, health, trade, and/or other industry-related groups. Up to nine living persons and five posthumous may be inducted every three years.
If you’d like to attend . . .
The 2000 induction ceremony and banquet, to be held Thursday, June 22 in the Grand Ballroom at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, will feature keynote speaker Frank Popoff, chairman of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI. A reception at 6:30 p.m. is followed by dinner at 7:30. Tickets are $125, or $1100 for a table of 10. Checks should be made payable to The Plastics Academy and sent to the attention of Michelle O’Donnell, SPE, 14 Fairfield Dr., Brookfield Center, CT 06805. For more information call (203) 740-5452.