Detectable Plastic and Rubber, Food Contamination Control
Our next program will be Monday evening February 10, 2020 and will be hosted by the Cleveland Section. The program will be a presentation by John Collins, Product Manager, Eriez Magnetics PolyMag.
Mr. Collins joined Eriez Magnetics in 2005 as Manager of the PolyMag business and he was the Plastics & Rubber Industry Market Manager. He is now focused solely on PolyMag 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.
Product Manager, Eriez Magnetics PolyMag
John Collins joined Eriez Magnetics in 2005 as Manager of the PolyMag business and was the Plastics & Rubber Industry Market Manger. John is now focused solely on PolyMag 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.
He earned his Batchelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Denison University, with additional education in Statistical Process Control, QS9000, ISO 9001, Project Management and Value Analysis.
Mr. Collins has spent over 40 years in the plastics industry, most notably with Premix in North Kingsville, Ohio where he served in various capacities including Sales Management, VP Product Engineering, VP Corporate Purchasing, and VP Manufacturing & Operations. Since 1976 he has been an active member of the Society of Plastics Engineers.
New Member – first meeting Free
Reservations must be in by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5 to Dan Crist at 440-227-5424 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee and any dietary restrictions.
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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
January 20, 2020
Treasurer – J. Sovis submitted a report prior to the meeting and reviewed it. Members noted that the CLE section only received $220 on pass-through credits for 2019.
Counselor – D. Meade noted that there will be a Counselor Mtg. at the ANTEC 2020, and he will attend.
Membership: T. Waddle submitted a report prior to the meeting, noting that we lost 4 student members, but gained 4 professional members. He also recommended that we solicit members to join the CLE section as part of the newsletter.
House – D. Crist reported that we have 10 attendees signed up for the 2-10-20 event.
Communications: C. Potter noted that we need to get new Board members to replace leaving members. All members agreed that simple emails are ineffective, and face to face invitations are best. Members pledged to try this during the 2-10-20 event.
Education: G. Zhang announced that Dr. Steve Blazey of LyondellBasell will speak at the CASE event on 4-10-20. He will forward details to C. Potter. Members agreed to donate $100 towards food that will be served after the event.
Raleigh noted that the PlastiVan event will be in April or May, members agreed to schedule the event soon.
Teagan Smith, a recipient of past SPE awards, is seeking an internship for the summer 2020, preferably in the area of 3-D printing or design. D. Meade may have a contact, and forwarded T. Smith’s resume along. C. Potter asked for his resume in case he has a contact.
Meade announced that a CASE mentoring student, Itolos Silva, has been hired by PolyOne in the Leadership Development Program. Maybe he can return at some point and be a speaker at the CASE event?
Raleigh and D. Meade will attend the upcoming Science Fair.
Members approved the motion that the winner of the CLE Section SPE Award must be present at the Awards Dinner in order to receive the award.
Technical Programs: The Injection Molding TOPCON Board Meeting is very soon, and the CLE Section should begin approaching speakers for this event. D. Meade will contact S. Montgomery.