The Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA; McHenry, IL) inducted three new members at its fall meeting held last month in Salt Lake City, UT.
Founded in 1942 and formally incorporated in 1948, the PPA is a non-profit organization of accomplished individuals in the plastics industry who support education for future generations seeking careers in the plastics industry and contribute to the preservation of the history of the plastics.
The three new inductees are:
- George Yule, founder and president of Plastics Network Resources LLC, a plastics consulting company. Yule has more than 48 years of experience in the plastics industry, including thermoset and thermoplastic processing, moldmaking, engineering and thermoplastic materials development. He has developed a vast network of companies, individuals and services that specifically target industry needs.
- Anthony Eagan is a long-time publishing-industry executive, who has spent more than 40 years with chemicals and plastics magazines. Eagan joined Plastics News magazine as an advertising sales representative in 1989. He was appointed national sales manager in 1992, and assumed the role of publisher of the weekly magazine in October 1993. In June 2014, Eagan became one of the founders of Peninsula Publishing LLC, which launched the monthly Plastics Machinery Magazine. Eagan is a past recipient of the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) National Board of Directors Appreciation Award.
- Honorary member Patrick Farrey lives in Chicago and recently joined the Society of Plastics Engineers as CEO after a 23-year career in the publications and association management sectors. As vice president at Kellen, a U.S. association management firm, he supported several associations and was the acting executive director.