COLUMBUS, OHIO — Organizers of the Ohio Plastics Summit made a $1,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity in memory of the late Lowell G. Chrisman, who founded a statewide plastics trade organization and helped organize the first summit in 1994. Chrisman, 71, died Jan. 5 after a brief battle with cancer.
In 1993, Chrisman retired as publisher of Plastics News and launched the Plastics Processors Association of Ohio in Akron, Ohio. Joe Bergen, president of PPA's board of trustees, encouraged executives of plastics companies to "carry the passion" of Chrisman and keep working together.
Plastics "is so diverse we struggle to determine who we are," Bergen said during a luncheon speech at the summit, held Jan. 25 in Columbus.
Bergen is president and chief executive officer of Sajar Plastics Inc., a custom injection molder in Middlefield, Ohio.