Society of Plastics Engineers / Cleveland Section
VOL 65 NO 7
The Cleveland Section would like to recognize our two longest standing members – Dr Eric Baer and Mr. Nick Hotujac – both of whom joined the SPE in the 1950’s, before most of our members were born!
Dr. Eric Baer is the Distinguished University Professor of the Center of Layered Polymeric Systems at Case Western University. In addition, Dr.Baer has advised many top polymer scientists. Dr. Baer joined the SPE to gain applied knowledge and professional development and he recommends the SPE for all plastics professionals as “it is a wonderful platform for networking with colleagues in the U.S. and around the world.”
Mr. Nick Hotujac is owner and founder of Kennick Mold and Die Inc of Cleveland OH. The firm was founded in 1956 and Mr. Hotujac became the sole owner in 1970. Mr. Hotujac served in the Marines in WWII and studied mechanical drawing and mechanical design at East High School in Cleveland. He served as an SPE board member for many years and found it to be a very positive experience. Mr. Hotujac joined the SPE as his business grew, partly to learn more about mold making and to develop both technical and commercial contacts – “you never know where or when an SPE colleague will be able to help you, or you will be able to help them”.
Please congratulate both of these gentlemen for their long and successful careers and best of luck to them and their families.
Bryan K. Smith
Director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate
Bryan K. Smith is director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He assumed this position in 2011 and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the space missions assigned to the center with an annual budget of approximately $425 million.
Glenn is engaged in research, technology and flight systems development in support of the nation’s space propulsion, space power, space communications, microgravity sciences and materials development programs.
Prior to this appointment, Smith served as chief of Glenn’s Systems Engineering and Analysis Division, which provides systems engineering expertise for Glenn projects, and Chief Engineer for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, which provides independent testing and analysis of NASA’s high-risk projects.
3180 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44333
New Member – first meeting Free
Reservations must be in by noon on Fri., March 6 and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or email@example.com
Be sure to include your company affiliation and dietary restrictions.
John Collins joined Eriez Magnetics in 2005 as Manager of the PolyMagq business and was the Plastics & Rubber Industry Market Manger. John is now focused solely on PolyMagq Additives which impart Metal Detectability, Magnetic Susceptibility and X-Ray contrast into polymers, used by food processors worldwide, to prevent plastic contaminated foods from entering the marketplace.
The Cleveland section is pleased to announce that we now have an official student chapter – the Case Western Reserve University student chapter of SPE. As of late January, the students have established their chapter and have completed all the necessary paperwork and registration with the National organization and have a governing body.
Student leaders consists of Alison Kennedy (Chapter President) and Nathan McMullen (Student Organization Liaison and Communications Chair). The Cleveland Section plans to host a speaker at a student meeting yet this season.
Counselor – no report
Membership – reported provided prior to meeting
House – venue for dinner for April Smart Shape tour in planning
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The SPE Cleveland Newsletter
Editor: Craig Potter