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    • Future Leaders

      “I’ve been in the plastics industry my whole life.”

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Caitlin DeMasellis about her experience working in the plastics industry.
    • Future Leaders

      "Just being a part of such a big and vast industry is a positive thing."

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Steve Schlehuber about his experience working in the plastics industry.
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      Future Leaders

      Plastics industry “gives you a lot of opportunities if you are prepared for them.”

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Ryan Erickson about his experience working in the plastics industry.
    • Future Leaders

      The FLiP Files: Kristina Corona

      For this FLiP File, we spoke to Kristina Corona, sales project coordinator at ENTEK, a company that manufacturers extruders –the machinery used to make plastic pellets and sheets that are eventually transformed into new plastic products.
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      The FLiP Files: Tom McGwire

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Tom McGwire, product manager at Industrial Heater Corp. The company is most widely-known for – you guessed it – industrial heaters! The heaters are used for applications ranging from extrusion to perfume manufacturing and nuclear waste disposal.  Read on to learn more about what makes Tom excited about the industry.
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      The FLiP Files: Stephen Kutys

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Stephen – Steve – Kutys, sales engineer at Maguire Products in Aston, PA. The company designs and manufactures auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry – think: blender, feeder, dryer, etc. Basically, anything that prepares the materials before they’re processed.
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      The FLiP Files: Max Preston

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke to Max Preston, director of marketing and sales at Smart Attend, Inc. Smart Attend, Inc.—an offshoot of Axiom Group, Inc.—produces and installs manufacturing monitoring systems in industrial settings around the world.
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      FLiP File: Kate Hand

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke to Kate Hand, director of editorial operations at Gardner Business Media. Gardner is PLASTICS’ official media partner for the NPE show products, like the Show Daily, and produces industry publications like Plastics Technology, Additive Manufacturing Media, MoldMaking Technology and CompositesWorld. Its flagship magazine, Modern Machine Shop, celebrates 90 years in 2018
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      FLiP File: Blake Gleaves

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Blake Gleaves, product manager of flexible compounds at Westlake Chemical, the most vertically integrated polyvinyl chloride (vinyl) company in the United States. Blake works in the  Compounds division of the company, which focuses on the manufacture of flexible and rigid compounds that go into wire and cable, medical, pipe fittings and more.