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  • Q&A: Farming sets path for success

    Issue: March 2018

    Robert Ackley From a potato farm in Connecticut, Robert Ackley rose to president of a global plastic and rubber extrusion equipment company. He spent his [more]

  • Q&A: A passion for robots

    Issue: February 2018

    TM Robotics Founder and CEO Nigel Smith is passionate about robots. Not only does he see robot technology as increasing the productivity and efficiency [more]

  • Q&A: Accomplishing the mission

    Issue: January 2018

    As the second-generation CEO of Plastic Molding Technology (PMT), Charles A. Sholtis is leading the company into its 45th anniversary this year. Under [more]

  • Q&A: Success through balance

    Issue: December 2017

    For Bob Janeczko, who started out in metals but bought a plastics business in 2003 with his son, success is all about values and balance. From balancing [more]

  • Q&A: The Paulson point of view

    Issue: November 2017

    "If you are a molecule, what do you feel? You don't know the machine controls, you just feel the temperature, pressure, flow and cooling," [more]

  • Q&A: Master of control

    Issue: October 2017

    For many people, the interests they had during childhood continue to develop as they grow up, perhaps forming the bedrock of their adult lives. But that [more]

  • Q&A: West Coast design pioneer

    Issue: September 2017

    Working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment like Silicon Valley is not for the faint of heart. "There are a lot of demanding people here," [more]

  • Q&A: Solving the problem that 'didn't exist'

    Issue: August 2017

    John P. Beaumont, founder of Beaumont Technologies, a leader for in-mold rheological control technologies, is also an inventor, educator and author. But [more]

  • Q&A: American dream come true

    Issue: July 2017

    Demetre Loulourgas was certain about two things when he was growing up in Athens, Greece — he would work in a tool shop and it would be in the U.S. [more]

  • Q&A: From bakery to Bekum

    Issue: June 2017

    Martin Stark was miserable. New to America, and with limited English, he started working the overnight shift in a Chicago-area bakery when a newspaper [more]