When Plastek Industries Inc. gets its trophy as Plastics News' Processor of the Year for 2020, it'll carry more than the company name or PN's logo. It will be the first time the award is named the Bill Bregar Trophy.
Bill visited Plastek previously, when it was a finalist in past years. He loved nothing better than getting close to the molding process, seeing parts in production and talking to people at the company — especially talking to people. (We learned a long time ago to shoot video interviews when Bill wasn't in the room, because it was hard for him to stay quiet.)
When Bill died unexpectedly in April 2020, it was just a few weeks after presenting the Processor of the Year award for 2019 to Intertech Plastics Inc.
I know he loved visiting Plastek and talking to the entire Prischak family, so seeing this renamed Bill Bregar Trophy go to Erie, Pa., seems very appropriate.