The Cincinnati Enquirer today has a fun Q&A interview with Samuel L. Belcher, a member of the Plastics Hall of Fame famous for developing some iconic plastic packages, like the McDonald's foam breakfast container. The column does, unfortunately, incorporate my "The Graduate" pet peeve angle, but with a twist. The reporter asks Belcher, "Is Benjamin Braddock the kind of guy you'd have hung with in 1967?" Belcher has obviously seen the movie: "No. He really didn't have a goal nor really knew what he wanted to do in life." I won't spoil all the fun here, but some of the paper's other questions are: "If you could take one plastic product to a desert island, what would it be?" "You're a plastics expert: What's with those people who wear plastic clogs?" and "The Society of Plastics Engineers will hold its national convention at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati this April. What do plastics engineers do for fun when they get together?" Belcher was a good sport about all the silly questions. To learn more about this plastics industry pioneer (he was Rubbermaid Co.'s first staff plastics engineer), check out PN senior reporter Bill Bregar's profile of Belcher when he entered the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2003.
Funny Q&&A with a legend
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