Two plastics industry veterans were named to the Pioneers Club of the Society of the Plastics Industry's Alliance of Plastics Processors during its annual conference April 1-3 in Memphis, recognizing decades of experience and service.
Joe Bergen is president and chairman of Sajar Plastics Inc. of Middlefield, Ohio, which makes parts using injection molding, gas-assisted injection molding and structural foam.
Sajar is a contract molder, turning out parts for a variety of customers in multiple industries including business equipment, electronics, medical and agricultural.
Bergen noted that companies that have survived turmoil have an ability to reinvent themselves.
John Hoven spent more than 40 years in the industry and currently is vice president of operating and engineering for Pelican Products Inc. of Torrance, Calif., a maker of high-tech flashlights and high-end protective cases.