Robert Grace has been editor of Plastics News since its launch in March 1989, and assumed the additional duties of associate publisher in October 1999. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1979 and began his career with Crain Communications Inc. in Akron, Ohio, in 1980 as an associate editor on Rubber & Plastics News.
The following year, Crain posted him to London, where he directed the editorial relaunch of the monthly European Rubber Journal and helped start Urethanes Technology magazine. He returned to Akron in fall 1988 to help launch Plastics News. In 2000 he also assumed responsibility for directing PN's Executive Forum and Plastics Encounter conference programs.