A self-confessed “plastics geek,” Keith Hechtel embodies the famous maxim: Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Hechtel spends much of his workday helping companies identify metal-replacement opportunities that will improve quality and reduce costs. He recently published an article on the top 10 plastic material trends, which caught my eye. Lightweighting in service of fuel efficiency made the list, of course, but Hechtel also highlighted how plastics are improving patient outcomes in medical applications and shared insights on some emerging technologies.
Got 20 minutes? Then, I invite you to take a listen to my conversation with Hechtel.