LOS ANGELES — Sparks are likely to fly when a panel convenes April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center to debate California's energy crisis and its plastics industry repercussions and remedies.
Scheduled for 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on April 11 at the Plastics Encounter Los Angeles trade show and conference, the session is titled "Managing Through California's Energy Crisis" and will feature a diversity of perspectives.
Randy Phillips, project manager of Scotts Co.'s Durables Division, will share the pain and lessons learned by that large captive molder as it got hammered by soaring energy prices in the San Diego area.
Arnold Rosenthal, executive vice president of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Utility Resource Management Group Inc., also will serve as a panelist. URM, a utility cost-containment consulting firm, counts several plastics companies among its clients, including Scotts and injection molder Cambro Manufacturing Co. in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Two more speakers and a moderator will round out the panel, which will be followed by a keynote luncheon address — likely on the same subject.
Interested parties can track the developing conference program by clicking on the Los Angeles conference agenda link at www.plasticsencounter.com. Single-day conference registration costs $195, while three-day passes cost $395. Admission to the accompanying April 10-12 Plastics Encounter trade show is free. Plastics News is organizing both events.
To register, or for more details, contact Nancy Parks in Akron, Ohio, at (888) 368-7229 or e-mail [email protected] encounter.com.