The Cleveland Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers was founded in 1943, the third section to be formed in the USA. We are the professional home for nearly 200 plastics professionals across the Greater Cleveland area. Our objective is to promote scientific, engineering, and business knowledge related to the plastics industry in northeast Ohio. We invite you to browse through our site and encourage your attendance and participation at our technical programs.
Members are encouraged to keep their email and contact information up-to-date at 4spe.org to ensure delivery of all Cleveland Section materials. We also suggest adding SPECleComm@gmail.com to your address book to avoid spam filters.
The Cleveland Section wants YOU to apply for an open Board position for the 2020-2021 season. Positions include Secretary, Editor, Sponsorships, Technical Programs and others. These are key roles that make our section successful and help us achieve our mission.
All positions require professional, organizational and communication skills found in many technical professionals. The minimal expectation for all board members is to attend monthly board meetings either in person or by conference call and to provide a monthly update. The time commitment varies with the position as well as seasonally and around major events.
Experience in committee and board positions is the pathway to Section leadership, which can also lead to advanced roles within the SPE itself. The exposure and contacts developed in these roles are a great addition to your career experience.
The mission of The Cleveland Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers is to promote the advancement of plastics science and engineering through; monthly technical meetings, seminars, conferences, plant tours,scholarships, educational awards and social events. These activities provide a means of members technical advancement, employment opportunities, business technical advancement, social interaction, and community involvement.
The PlastiVan™ Program
The PlastiVan™ Program is a great way to WOW and excite young people about the science and the vast opportunities the plastics industry has to offer. The PlastiVan program travels to schools and companies throughout North America, educating people of all ages about plastics chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications. For more information about the PlastiVan™ Program, please contact Eve Vitale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 814-6412