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50th anniversary panel of plastics veterans.

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James Abbiati, v.p. business development, Milacron Plastics Technologies, Cincinnati

Roger W. Avakian, chief technology officer, PolyOne Corp., Avon Lake, Ohio

Jack Avery, Avery Plastics Consulting, Salt Lake City

Robert Barr, chairman, Robert Barr, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.

Roland E. Bechtel, Bechtel Consulting, DuBois, Pa.

Samuel L Belcher, founder & CEO, Sabel Plastechs Inc., Moscow, Ohio

Dr. Michael Biddle, founder & CEO, MBA Polymers, Inc., Richmond, Calif.

William G. Blasius, Jr., director of technology-Americas & Asia Pacific, Clariant Masterbatches Div., Holden, Mass.

John W. Bozzelli, founder & CEO, Injection Molding Solutions, Midland, Mich.

Ingolf Buethe, senior v.p., application engineering, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany

John P. Bycynski, retired/consultant to GI Plastek, Elyria, Ohio

Paul IN. Colby, Sr., founder & chairman, Spirex Corp., Youngstown, Ohio

Theodore G. (Ted) Debrecini, founder, Plastic Systems, Inc., Atlanta (retired)

Michael Dettre, business manager-closed-mold resins, AOC LLC, Collierville, Tenn.

Robert F. Dray, Sr., president, R. Dray Mfg. Inc., Dallas

Benno Elgner, retired (formerly v.p., ABC Group, Toronto)

W. Benjamin (Ben) Evans, consultant, Cincinnati

Dr. Michael H. Fisch, consultant, Wayne, N.J.

James D. Frankland, director of technology, Milacron Extrusion Specialty Business, Batavia, Ohio

Dr. Robert P. Fried, co-founder & director, B&R Specialties, Inc., Staatsburg, N.Y.

Glenn H. Frohring, consultant & founder, Mini-jector Machinery Corp., Newbury, Ohio

Peter Fukuyama, engineering manager, Lear Corp., Marshall, Mich.

Michael F.X. Gigliotti, consultant (retired), Gloucester, Mass.

Stephen E. Gill, vice chairman/CEO/ president, M.C. Gill Corp., El Monte, Calif.

Allan Griff, consulting engineer, Edison Technical Services & Griff Extrusion Seminars, Bethesda, Md.

Rodney J. Groleau, founder & CEO, RJG Inc., Traverse City, Mich.

Tim Haake, general manager, Goettfert Inc., Rock Hill, S.C.

David Hahn, president, National Plastics Center and Museum, Leominster, Mass.

Thomas Herrmann, president & general manager, Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.

Roger F. Jones, president, Franklin International, LLC, Broomall, Pa.

Robert Kadykowski, director of corporate development, Xaloy, Inc., Pulaski, Va.

Dr. Malcolm J. Kaus, licensing manager, intellectual property-process & global polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Baytown, Texas

Donald Kendall, CEO & president, Mack Molding Co., Arlington, Vt.

Russell LaBelle, founder/president, Wilmington Machinery, Inc., Wilmington, N.C.

Michael Laurin, product manager, GE Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.

Sylvio Mainolfi, worldwide director of products, Branson Ultrasonics Corp., Danbury, Conn.

William K. (Bill) McConnell, president, McConnell Co., Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Charles H. (Chuck) Mertz, sr. associate, Senatere Marketing Group, Sarasota, Fla.

Chuck Morgan, technical marketing, Conair Inc., Pittsburgh

Gerard Nelson, sales manager, CEAST USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Frank R. Nissel, founder & president, Welex Inc., Blue Bell, Pa.

Donald C. Paulson, founder & chairman, Paulson Training Programs Inc., Chester, Conn.

Don L. Peters, retired (previously principal engineer, blow molding, ChevronPhillips), Bartlesville, Okla.

Sid Rains, president and owner, IMM Performance Products, Medina, Ohio

Jack Roesle, president, AOC, LLC, Collierville, Tenn.

Dr. Donald V. Rosato, owner, PlastiSource, Inc. (technical development, protetyping), Concord, Mass.

Raymond E. (Ray) Ross, retired (formerly president & COO, Cincinnati Milacron Plastics Machinery Div.), Cincinnati

Larry Rupprecht, manager, conductive materials development, RTP Co., Winona, Minn.

Dr. Rose A. Ryntz, sr. manager, advanced material engineering, Visteon Corp., Dearborn, Mich.

Horst Schmidt, director of R&D, Build-a-Mold, Windsor, Ont.

Richard P. Senatore, president, Senatore Marketing Group, Inc., Jamison, Pa.

Samuel H. Smith, Jr., owner, Samuel Smith Group, Inc. (consulting), Westlake, Ohio

Albert Spaak, consultant, New Port Richey, Fla.

Martin Stark, president, Bekum America Corp., Williamston, Mich.

Robert J. Strickley, director of marketing, U.S. injection molding business, Milacron Marketing Co., Batavia, Ohio

Kurt W. Swogger, v.p. plastics R&D, Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, Texas

James Throne, founder & president, Sherwood Technologies, Inc. (consulting), Dunedin, Fla.

H.B. (Ben) Turner, consultant, Louisville, Ky.

Mike Vatuna, retired (formerly director of materials, Trex Co., Winchester, Va.)

Joseph Webster, president, Stabilization Technologies LLC, Charlotte, N.C.

Suzy Witzler, founding editor, Injection Molding Magazine (retired), Denver

Terry Wohlers, president, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (consulting), Fort Collins, Colo.

Harold Wrede, consultant & chairman, Battenfeld Chen Extrusion Systems Ltd. (China), Oldwick, N.J.

D.J. Yoder, consultant, Ft. Myers, Fla.
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Title Annotation:TOP 50 INNOVATIONS 1955-2005
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Date:Oct 1, 2005
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