Perdikoulias entered the plastics industry in 1985, when he became a research and development engineer at Brampton Engineering Inc. In his 12 years at the blown film machinery maker, he designed more than 200 single-layer dies and more than 100 coextrusion dies.
One of the more significant products Perdikoulias helped commercialize is Brampton's stacked die, called the SCD, for streamlined coextrusion die.
His work helped lead to the first commercial eight- and nine-layer blown film dies.
In 1989, he co-founded Compuplast International Inc. in Williamsville, N.Y., where he is president. He has developed advanced CAE tools used by more than 200 companies worldwide for the design and optimization of polymer processing equipment.
Perdikoulias holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
Active in the Society of Plastics Engineers and TAPPI, he has received several awards. He is an honored service member of SPE.