It seems some folks just can't be pleased
Isn't it amazing that the people who use "decomposing" spacesuits as a testimonial to the worthlessness of plastics are the same people who ask the world to stop using plastics because it doesn't decompose in our landfills? ("Time unkind to spacesuits," Jan. 1, Page 1.)
Golly, did I miss something here?
Or did they?
Deimling/Jeliho Plastics Inc.
Yocum's retirement is well-deserved
I was greatly dismayed at the Jan. 22 Viewpoint column ("APC chief selection could unify industry," Page 6) commenting on Ron Yocum's presidency of the American Plastics Council. From my own experience in working with Ron as a leader of an allied association, I have seen firsthand the inclusive nature of his leadership. Shortly after Ron was hired to lead APC, we met to discuss a Society of Plastics Engineers/APC partnership. From that meeting, the SPE/APC Alliance was born.
To further encourage the effort, Ron traveled throughout the country and met with SPE sections, emphasizing the importance of individual and organizational commitment in promoting the plastics industry. More than once, Ron has taken the time to travel from his vacation home to address national SPE functions regarding the above-mentioned issues.
As a direct result of Ron's own commitment, SPE and APC have enjoyed a productive and collaborative relationship. Not only do I respect his leadership, I am extremely proud to call him my friend. I believe if Plastics News talked to leaders within the industry they may well have a different story to tell. Along with SPE officers, staff, and members, I wish Ron health and happiness in his well-deserved retirement.
Michael R. Cappelletti
Society of Plastics Engineers
Intent of PN cartoon seems lost on group
Ms. Komarmi and the ladies at Shuman Plastics must have gone off in a huff before thinking about the cartoon in question because they completely failed to comprehend the sarcasm ("Cartoon is deemed offensive by group," Mailbag, Jan. 8, Page 8).
The cartoon wasn't making fun of women in the plastics industry at all. It was making fun of men that try to gain advantage by creating the illusion of a minority-owned company.
It seems that many of us are getting so sensitive that it is affecting our power of comprehension.
Avalon Vision Solutions LLC
Lithia Springs, Ga.
Editor's note: The Dec. 18, Page 7 cartoon was lampooning Dun & Bradstreet Corp., which developed a database that listed a company headed by a man as the top woman-owned business in the plastics industry.