Like many plastics companies, we're on the hunt for young talent. But we aren't looking to hire them — not right now, at least.
We're looking because it's time for our annual spotlight on the next generation of plastics industry leaders, the Plastics News Rising Stars.
We're looking for people — age 35 and under — who are on the path to becoming plastics industry leaders — or who are already there.
Those who we select will be profiled in our Aug. 3 print edition of Plastics News.
This is the second year for the project, and you may have noticed that we made one important change. Last year the age limit was 40. Doing the math, this year we're looking for people born since 1980.
Gen X and Millennials
So if you remember disco, Watergate and Whip Inflation Now buttons first hand, sorry, this isn't your feature. We want people who were in elementary school — or weren't even born yet — when the Challenger exploded.
We want real representatives of the Generation X and Millennial generations.
You don't have to be a company owner, but I'm sure we'll have some of those again this year. We're happy to profile talented young people who are working on solving the plastics industry's problems today, and will be future leaders in the coming decades.
If you are involved in community and industry activities, that will help. So will having an interesting story to tell about your work, and the impact you're having on your company.
Do you fit the bill, or do you know anyone who does?
Applying is easy, go to www.PlasticsNews.com/RisingStars and fill out the single-page survey. If you want to nominate someone else, encourage them to visit that link.
The deadline for nominations is July 13.