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  • 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]

  • 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]