Over three-quarters of a century, the Society of Plastics Engineers has proven its value many times to firms that make plastic materials.
"Having been affiliated with SPE at its highest level, I can say that the organization has done a great job of trying to prepare for the next 75 years," said Scott Owens, current SPE president and president and CEO of compounding firm Chemtrusion Inc. of Houston.
"As an individual, SPE means different things depending on where you are in the career cycle," added Owens, a 30-year member. "Early on, it's great to gain knowledge and networking — you can keep up on relationships and make new ones.
"Then later, it gives you the opportunity to give something back. My experience with SPE has been fantastic. It's great to reach out to students and young professionals, and I've met a lot of caring, trustworthy people," he said.