Plastics News (Booth 5045) will send a staff of 16 reporters, editors and others to cover breaking news at NPE2012, the triennial trade show being held April 1-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
Attendees will receive the regular Monday issue of the newspaper April 2, as well as show dailies produced April 3-5. There will be electronic displays set up in the center to keep visitors updated on the latest PN headlines.
Also, readers who aren't at the show can stay up to date via PlasticsNews.com, where they can access the latest news, videos, and digital versions of our NPE show dailies.
Editor Don Loepp and Robert Grace, associate publisher and editorial director, will coordinate production of the issues from the facility's temporary newsroom.
PRW editor Hamish Champ also will be on-site to assist with coverage, as will European Plastics News Assistant Editor Charlotte Eyre. PRW, the leading plastics and rubber publisher in the United Kingdom, and EPN, the leading English-language plastics monthly in Europe, are sister publications of Plastics News.
Following is a list of reporters and the beats they will cover at NPE. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the PN booth with story tips, though stories cannot be guaranteed because of the expected number of requests.
Bill Bregar: Injection molding machines, robots, process controls.
Frank Esposito: Resins, distributors, compounders.
Jessica Holbrook: Blow molding machinery.
Frank Antosiewicz: Auxiliary equipment, including testing and decorating equipment.
Steve Toloken: Asian exhibitors.
Nina Ying Sun: Chinese exhibitors.
Rhoda Miel: Mold makers, hot runners, mold steel, software, design.
Angie DeRosa: Extrusion equipment, processors, industry services.
Roger Renstrom: Thermoforming, rotational molding and reaction injection molding machinery. Auxiliary equipment including temperature-related and ultrasonic welding equipment.
Mike Verespej: Recyclers, recycling equipment, industry services.
Photographer Mike Marcotte will provide news and feature photos for daily and post-show coverage. Videographer Steve Raddock will work with Grace to generate frequent news videos, which will be posted on Plastics News.com during the show.
The following editors and reporters will remain at the Akron, Ohio, headquarters to coordinate production of our show dailies.
Jeannie Reall, assistant managing editor.
Lisa Sarkis, assistant managing editor.
Marvin Brown, copy editor.
Sheri Gregg and Elizabeth Waggoner, freelance copy editors.
Brandi Shaffer, intern.
Hollee Keller, editorial research coordinator.
Karen Barnett, administrative assistant.
Coverage of NPE will include post-show reports: early coverage in the April 16 and 23 issues, the primary equipment report wrap-up April 30; resins and additives wrap-up May 7 and auxiliary equipment wrap-up May 14.