BERLIN, CONN. (May 31, 11:45 a.m. ET) — Jack Bowne has seen a lot of granulation over his 43-year career.
Bowne retired April 13 as vice president of sales and marketing for Hosokawa Polymer Systems in Berlin. He typed up a one-page letter titled “Good Bye Daily Grind” and is mailing about 80 of them out, along with personalized letters, to his sales representatives and other contacts in the industry. No farewell email blast for Jack Bowne, although he does use email: [email protected].
“Your cooperation and commitment to our product line through the years, as well as the friendships we have formed, has meant so much to me both personally and professionally,” he wrote.
Bowne, 71, started in 1968 at granulator maker Amacoil Plastics Machinery in New Rochelle, N.Y. “I continued and advanced with that company as it progressed through a series of new owners: first Polymer Machinery/Polymer Systems in Berlin, Connecticut, and then to the current Hosowaka Polymer Systems, a division of Hosokawa Micron International.”
Bowne, who lives in Avon, Conn., plans to establish a consulting and expert witness company. He served on the committees that wrote American National Standard Institute's ASI B151.11 regulations that cover granulator safety.