Packaging whiz moving to academia?
According to the Toledo Blade, Tom Brady, CEO of Plastic Technologies Inc., plans to resign from the University of Toledo's board of trustees on Monday so he can be considered for a position as interim dean of the university's college of education. According to the Blade's story, UT President Lloyd Jacobs had asked Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio Board of Regents last month to give Brady a 12-18 month leave of absence so he could be interim dean. But the regents turned down the request, and said Brady would need to resign from his trustee post to be considered for the dean's job. Plastic Technologies has already appointed a new president to handle day-to-day operations so Brady can dedicate his time to the university. Please don't confuse this Brady with the guy who throws a football for the Patriots and recently married a supermodel. Before founding Plastic Technologies, our Tom Brady was VP and director of technology for Owens-Illinois Inc. Today PTI is known for its research and development of new PET bottles, including its work with recycled materials. Brady told the Blade that even if he's no longer a trustee and is not picked to lead the education college, he'll be active on behalf of the University of Toledo. "My position has been at the university that I'll do whatever I can to help," he said.
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