Glenn Beall, one of the leading names in the plastics industry for decades, is up for yet another honor. Beall has been nominated for the annual Engineer of the Year award by Design News magazine. And you can help him win. Voting is open until July 11 on the Design News Web site. The winner will be announced Sept. 23 at National Manufacturing Week trade shows in Rosemont, Ill. Beall is the sort of guy who needs no introduction, but here's what the magazine has to say about him:
Glenn Beall, whose career has spanned 50 years, is widely viewed as one of the principal engineers who advanced plastics design as a medical device engineer, consultant and teacher. He was an engineer in the research division of Abbott Laboratories from 1958 to 1968 where he developed medical devices, receiving twelve patents. He obtained 23 more patents for medical and other products, while operating his own company, Glenn Beall Engineering, Inc. from 1968 to 1993. In 1993 he formed his present company, Glenn Beall Plastics, Ltd., Libertyville, IL in 1993. Beall received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Plastics Education from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), which cited his work as an instructor on design and other aspects of technology. This work continues. Beall has lectured for Society of Plastics Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM), and other associations, at eight colleges and at seven companies. It is estimated that he has conducted over 650 seminars for more that 28,000 people.For more background on Beall, check out the nice feature story that Bill Bregar, our senior staff reporter, wrote in 1997 when Beall was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.