Future Leaders

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      Bringing Members into the Fold

      Not everyone is lucky enough to find a job that perfectly matches their disposition, but Katie Prezzi did—at the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), where her title is Member Relations Associate. Katie works with member company representatives to help them get their companies into conversations they want to part of and access the full benefits of PLASTICS membership.
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      Seeking a Job and Discovering Plastics

      Ryan Miller left Penn State in 2012 with excellent training in Finance and Economics. But like most people, he didn’t learn a whole lot about plastics. Little did he know that his search for a job would lead to Ultra-Poly Corp., the world of recycling, and a Business Development Associate’s position that would prove quite an adventure.
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      Industry Pride and a Focus on the Future

      Sebastian Lange is very proud of supporting his family as vice president of the Film Division at Brueckner Group USA. In fact, his pride has continually increased over the years to a point where he no longer feels the need to be defensive when people criticize plastic.
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      Challenging Young Professionals to Keep Learning and Developing

      Each of PLASTICS' member-driven initiatives is overseen by a staff liaison who makes sure everything runs smoothly and facilitates access to association resources. For Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a program dedicated to the development of plastics professionals under the age of 40, that person is Leslie Jutte.
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      Law Enforcement’s Loss Was Plastic’s Gain

      B.S. in Criminal Justice. Double minor in Law and Police Science. Peter Daood doesn’t have the kind of resume you’d expect to find at the HR office in a plastic colorants company, but slow-turning municipal gears changed the course of Peter’s career path.
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      A Local Job Takes Him Places He Never Thought He’d Go

      Why is a chemical engineer in a sales position? Take a look at how Stephen Scopelitis describes his days: “My job is to visit new and existing customers to discuss current products, any production issues, and what will be needed in the future.” It takes a chemical engineer to speak the language of such a technically complex world.
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      From Sideline Reporter to Family Business Builder

      Translation isn’t a job that springs immediately to mind when you think about the plastics industry but, according to Hannah Coombs, that’s how she spends her days as Talent Development & Marketing Manager for Westminster Tool in Plainfield, Connecticut.
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      Sharing a Mentorship Success Story

      Shamus Hardie is a young plastics professional who had an enriching experience with the mentorship program provided by our Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee.
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      Helping Companies Tell the Story of Plastics Manufacturing

      Madeline Kline is a regional sales manager for Gardner Business Media, a company specializing in magazines, events and market intelligence for the manufacturing industry.