Novak, Arnold-Feret win SPE mold makers awards

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: April 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Molds/Tooling, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 5, 7 p.m. ET) — The Society of Plastics Engineers’ Mold Making and Mold Design Division is honoring a pair of mold makers with credentials in education along with engineering capabilities.

Robert Novak was named Mold Maker of the Year during NPE2012 and Antec 2012 in Orlando, while Barbara Arnold-Feret was named Mold Designer of the Year.

Novak is the mold making and mold design program chairman at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., and a veteran mold maker.

Novak has provided extensive guidance to mold making and mold design students and apprentices in the Milwaukee area.

SPE will present a $500 honorarium in his name to the school of his choice. D-M-E Corp. provides the grant to honor the Mold Maker of the Year.

Arnold-Feret of suburban Fort Worth Texas, has worked extensively in design and manufacturing for rotational molding as well as production in other processes, starting with her father’s firm and continuing from there to multiple companies. She is currently a consultant with Parts Ltd. From 2006 to 2011, she was general manager of Enviro Plastics Inc. of Fort Worth.

She has also worked extensively with various educational organizations in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. She is the first person to receive the design award whose career was not focused on injection molding.

The $500 honorarium in Arnold-Feret’s name for a school of her choice was provided by Progressive Components International Corp.


Comments

Novak, Arnold-Feret win SPE mold makers awards

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: April 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Concours adding equipment as mold making business booms in Mexico

August 28, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Concours Mold Inc. is heading for a 50 percent increase in sales in Mexico this year after a $4 million upgrade of its plant in Huejotzingo, in the...    More

Image

Canadian mold maker Thibault adding to new operation in Mexico

August 27, 2014 3:19 pm ET

Canadian mold maker I Thibault Inc has purchased an established Mexican company, Tecnimoldes SA de CV, for a seven-figure-dollar-sum and renamed it...    More

Image

Lakeland Mold changes name to Avantech to reflect changing business

August 26, 2014 11:53 am ET

Lakeland Mold Co., which makes cast and machined aluminum tooling for the rotational molding industry, is evolving and has changed its name to...    More

Image

Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers

August 22, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events