The Association of Rotational Molders International inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame during the group's trade show and fall meeting Sept. 18-21 in Rosemont.
Ravi Mehra, managing director of Norstar International LLC in Cedarburg, Wis., and Terry Gillian, vice president of sales for machinery firm Ferry Industries Inc., were inducted.
``This is really quite a thrill,'' Gillian said, recounting his nearly 30 years in rotomolding. He had been in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years when he was on his way through Akron, Ohio, on a visit home and noticed an ad in the paper for a service technician.
``Sometimes we stumbled. Sometimes we went to market a little too soon,'' said Gillian, who was recognized for being at the forefront of machinery for nearly 30 years.
Mehra is an ARM past president, a member of its board and was credited for his leadership in getting the group's South Asia Region division started last year.
``This is a great feeling and a great honor and delight to be recognized by one's peers,'' Mehra said. ``I do all this because I enjoy it.''
Separately, the association honored industry consultant Paul Nugent with the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award. Nugent trains molders and does general consulting for production-related issues.
ARM also honored molder Solar Plastics Inc. of Minneapolis with its Organizational Service Award for contributing ``significant resources, people or funds'' to ARM.