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  • Q&A: Father of ultrasonic welding

    Issue: May 2017

    A mechanical engineer by trade, Bob Soloff began creating his legacy in the plastics industry with his accidental invention of ultrasonic welding. Since [more]

  • Q&A: Rotoline's Bob Sly rolling on

    Issue: April 2017

    From his start at a knife business, Bob Sly began carving out a place for himself in the plastics industry, moving first to fill a need for pulverizers, [more]

  • Q&A: Engineer's take on extrusion

    Issue: March 2017

    Chris J. Rauwendaal has been fascinated with the extrusion process since the very beginning of his career as a new hire at American Enka. "I was [more]

  • Q&A: Doing what comes naturally

    Issue: February 2017

    Werner Wittmann, founder and president of Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte GmbH, Vienna, is a machinery aficionado who loves to think about ways to produce [more]

  • Q&A: Passing the baton

    Issue: January 2017

    Peter Neumann, chairman and CEO of injection molding machinery maker Engel Austria GmbH, Schwertberg, began his retirement at the K show in Düsseldorf, [more]

  • Q&A: Faig maintains control

    Issue: December 2016

    Harold Faig started as a controller installer at Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. and later as president and COO helped build Cincinnati Milacron (now Milacron [more]

  • Q&A: Layers of expertise

    Issue: November 2016

    In the course of a 44-year career in the plastics industry, Bob Beckwith has been involved with almost every major plastics process. And that's a [more]

  • Q&A: Chuck Thiele gets down and dirty

    Fri, Sep 30, 2016

    Chuck Thiele is old school. While much of the plastics processing industry is focusing on Industry 4.0., Thiele is still getting his hands dirty down in [more]

  • Q&A: A survivor finds his calling

    Issue: September 2016

    For John Bozzelli, owner of Injection Molding Solutions, getting the basics right has always been fundamental to the injection molding process. He has [more]

  • Q&A: Farahnik comes full circle

    Issue: August 2016

    Leon Farahnik, a longtime leader in the plastics industry, is no stranger to change. He worked in his father's plastics extrusion business in Iran, [more]