ORLANDO, FLA. (April 11, 12:20 p.m. ET) — The Hall of Fame welcomed these 10 new inductees in an April 1 ceremony at NPE2012 in Orlando. Click on an inductee's name to see his profile.
Hall of Famers talk about their proudest professional accomplishments in this Plastics News video.
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.