Noel Ginsburg founded a small custom injection molder called Container Industries Inc. in Denver, Colo., in 1980, and 15 years later changed its name to Intertech Plastics. The firm grew significantly, but in April 2000 he took his company into voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it sought to recover millions of dollars owed by its largest customer. During Intertech's successful but costly legal battle, the Colorado molding industry contracted severely and the nation slid into a post-9/11 recession. The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2003, and last year recorded the second-most-profitable year in its history. The $15 million Intertech now runs 24 injection presses and two large-part blow molding machines, serving customers in the consumer products, medical equipment, food service, telecommunications and packaging industries.
Ginsburg attended the University of Denver for 3½ years and subsequently graduated from the hands-on Owner/President Management Program that is housed within Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, he is very active in the community, chairing several charitable and educational programs, and earning numerous honors for his efforts.