Robert A. Malloy: Chair of the plastics engineering department at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, he is working with others to find a new home for the Plastics Hall of Fame.
H. Richard Landis: A pioneer in thin-wall injection molded packaging, he founded Landis Plastics Inc. as a one-press shop that grew into a six-plant company employing more than 2,100.
Jay L. Gardiner: A devoted volunteer for plastics causes, he has held key roles at SPE, SPI and the Plastics Academy.
H. Gunther Hoyt: Now an independent business consulant, he spearheaded global expansion while at Xaloy, and has played a prominent role in internationalizing the plastics industry.
Jobst U. Gellert: Co-founder of Mold-Masters Ltd., the prolific and tireless inventor holds 825 patents, including the first commercially viable hot-runner system.
Thomas E. Brady: A PET packaging innovator, he founded R&D company Plastic Technologies Inc., which helped client Coke develop its contour PET bottle.
Robert P. Kittredge: The plastics industry leader and philanthropist co-founded packaging thermoformer Fabri-Kal Corp.
Daniel W. McGuire Jr.: Dubbed the “father of resin distribution,” he founded General Polymers Inc. in 1973.
Timothy W. Womer: A prolific screw designer with a résumé of positions at Spirex, Conair, NRM and Xaloy, he now has his own consulting business.
Lawrence J. Broutman: The founder of a materials consulting and testing firm and a former research professor, he pioneered engineering research in fiber-reinforced composites.
The Hall of Fame welcomed these 10 new inductees in an April 1 ceremony at NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla.
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