The event will be centered around where the technical jobs and industries are trending and what will be required, or what has changed in the job search process. This event should be especially beneficial to students and adults in the technical fields that fall under the ACESS umbrella of scientific and engineering societies.
Mike Gerst Management Recruiters of Akron
Mike has been recruiting professionals for over 19 years in the polymer processing arena. During his tenure, Mike has established relationships with leading companies primarily in the plastic molding, color, rubber mixing and processing sectors. He also specializes in rubber and plastics manufacturing management, engineering and production, with a strength in the rubber industry. Mike operates with a high level of integrity and ethics and offers a deep understanding of the issues and trends affecting the polymer industry.
Dave Sevel Marvel Consultants
Dave has been with Marvel Consultants, Inc. since January, 1980. He has established long-term relationships with numerous Industrial Manufacturers. Dave’s forte is in recruiting Engineers from Vice Presidents to staff positions nationwide and has established a significant presence in Ohio. His specialty is with design professionals who typically have degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering or their equivalent. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.
Next Meeting: Monday, January 13, 2020
3180 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44333
5:30 pm Social / Meet-Greet Speakers 6:00 pm Speaker and Company Intro 6:30 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Open Discussion/Questions
New Member – first meeting Free
Reservations must be in by noon on Fri., Jan. 10 and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330.419.4380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your company affiliation and dietary restrictions.
Cleveland SPE Members,
First, I would like to thank all our members for your support, as we have had a very successful season starting in September. In the past couple months, we have held a special seminar at Case Western Reserve University in which our membership chair, Mr. Todd Waddle, gave an excellent talk, which was greatly appreciated by the students. In addition, we had a successful plant tour at Tymex Plastics’ facility.
Looking ahead, we have many exciting events coming in the new year. IN January will will have a joint meeting with Akron and ACESS and in February, we will host Polymag for a presentation. Details for all events can be found on our website. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Finally, I would like to wish all of you and your families a Happy New Year.
Guojun Zhang President
2019 SPE Science Fair Awards and Scholarship Winners
May 13, 2019 Program
1st Place Winner: Stephen Sun, Hawken Upper School in Gates Mills, OH.
“Polymer Based Modification on Peristaltic Locomotion of a Modular Mesh-based Robot”.
2nd Place Winner: Carly Justice, Firestone High School in Akron, OH.
“Recycling Plastics in Lightweight Concrete: Reducing Global Waste”.
3rd Place Winner: Charles Pafford, Incarnate Word Academy in Parma Heights, OH.
“Materials and Design Optimization for Fused Deposition Modeling Application of Vehicle Suspension Parts.”
2019/2020 SPE Scholarship Winner – Teegan Smith
Shawnee State College in Portsmouth Ohio, Associates Degree in Plastics Engineering and Computer Aided Design.
Dennis Meade – Cleveland Section Councilor
SPE Council Committee of the Whole met on November 14 and 15 at the new SPE Headquarters in Danbury, CT. The facility is larger and more modern than the previous location as well as has the ability to host small to medium size conferences. The building includes large meeting rooms, A/V services and a cafeteria that can be used for any catering associated with prospective conferences. HQ was able to negotiate the new lease with a 10-month rent deferral to offset the cost of moving and new furnishings.
We reviewed the SPE Financials which reported that International projects will have a 2019 operating budget shortfall of $492,832. This shortfall will be offset by $523,888 in projected investment income.
HQ is also projecting a $492,990 operating budget shortfall for 2020. Projecting expenses to remain roughly the same as 2019 and again with projected investment income making up the shortfall.
New Revenue Projects:
Offering a new price structure for their Conference services that will encourage Sections, Divisions and Special Interest Groups to use their services when hosting conferences at their various locations, thereby increasing revenues to HQ.
Encouraging Sections, Divisions and Special Interest Groups to use the Danbury, CT facility to host their conferences. Possibly lowering conference expenses and reducing the loss of revenue associated with poor attendance or having to cancel a conference event.
Plastics for Life Award Competition.
Plastics for Life Program is an Awards contest for businesses that produce products under the following criteria:
Protecting Life – This includes products that protect life from harm by prevention such as tamper evident packaging, traffic safety, automotive safety, containment such as landfill liners, and safety in general.
Quality of Life – This includes products that give that raise the quality of life by making work easier, fun, convenient such as Automotive, Aeronautical, Marine, and Recreational, Building, and Transportation applications.
Improving Life – This includes products that improve the life of people directly by medical, food preservation, hospice or pharmaceutical means.
Sustaining Life – Products that make the most of our global resources and help reduce, recycle, reuse or reclaim. This would include applications that involve sustainability, recycling, reduction, bioplastics, resource conservation, and weight reduction.
Revenue is generated by the entry fees charged. Advantage to participants is International recognition in SPE Journal and other local and national and International publications.
Jobs Fairs: Local plastics employers are charged a fee. SPE sections, Divisions or HQ hosts the program at a suitable venue. Attendees will be students looking for career positions. Employer companies will make presentations to the student attendees and after the presentations employers and attendees will be given time for “speed interviews”. The advantage for employers will be an opportunity to “Pitch” their companies at a centralized location and with interested students. Students get a good look at prospective employers and an opportunity for a first interview. Jobs Fairs can be tailored for high school graduates, undergrads, and grad students.
Revenue will go to the local section or division. No splits with the HQ unless we use their conference services.
I hope members will go to the SPE Website, www.4spe.org for more information on these programs.
New Governance Proposals:
Two years ago, the Executive Council assigned a task force to look at ways to streamline the governance of the Society by allowing the Executive Committee the Authority to run the day-to-day operations of the Society. The proposal will reduce the need for the Council of the Whole (80 plus members) to approve much of the operating related functions while still maintaining the function of oversight and the ability to reverse decisions made by the Executive Committee. Two proposals were discussed with no approval from Council. A compromise agreement was agreed upon and the Governance Task Force will prepare language and by-law amendments to conform. This compromise proposal will be voted on at the ANTEC meeting in March 2020.
Cleveland Technical Societies Council (CTSC)
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