DENVER - Glenn Beall and Kenneth E. Pawlak were named the first winners of the new Capsonic Awards for their contributions to the plastics industry. Beall, who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, won the Capsonic Lifetime Achievement Award for demonstrating ``an exceptional degree of innovation and creativity in the design, engineering and development of commercially successful plastic parts or products.''
Beall, president of Glenn Beall Plastics Ltd. of Libertyville, Ill., holds 35 plastics-related patents.
Pawlak won the Design Innovation Award for producing ``a significant volume of high-quality injection molded applications and [demonstrating] an exceptional degree of design innovation capable of making major contributions to the plastics industry.''
Pawlak, an engineering and manufacturing manager at Aksys Ltd. of Libertyville, has designed more than 33 successful plastic parts.
The awards are co-sponsored by Denver-based Injection Molding Magazine and custom insert molder Capsonic Group of Elgin, Ill.