• Future Leaders

      Searching for a Change, He Discovered a Passion for Plastics

      Lucas Shaffchick was a guy with a Computer Science degree, working in retail as a personnel and inventory manager. He wanted a change but wasn’t sure what that change would be. At the suggestion of his father-in-law, Lucas gave the PVC (vinyl) industry a try and found a career he loves.
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      Challenging Young Professionals to Keep Learning and Developing

      The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has a lot of industry-improving activity going on. Each of those member-driven initiatives is overseen by a PLASTICS staff liaison. 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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      Continuing Education Opportunities for Young Plastics Professionals

      As chair for the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Continuing Education Task Force, Kylee Carbone of Westminster Tool wants to expand FLiP's offerings and increase membership: “The goals of continuing education lined up so well with what I already do every day, it seemed like a perfect fit. I believe in working together to advance all of our careers.”
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      Enhancing Your Plastics Industry Career Through FLiP

      Jeremy Kaluzna’s job is to oversee Meadoworks’ global offering of asset management, surplus inventory, trade-in and auction/liquidation solutions available to the plastics industry. It has provided an opportunity to learn about the diverse types of companies that comprise PLASTICS and led to Jeremy's involvement with FLiP.
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      A Message From Jon Smalling: FLiP’s Incoming Vice Chair

      Jon Smalling, the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for SEPRO Group, knows that the future of the plastics industry is bright. PLASTICS Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee just elected Jon to serve as the FLiP Vice Chair for the 2021 year. Jon shares his thoughts on the value of FLiP involvement.
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      With These Leaders, The Future Of The Plastics Industry Looks Bright

      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 Samantha Kortas, Marketing Communications Manager for Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc., about her experience working in the plastics industry.
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      Help Your Community In The Plastics Industry

      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 Ana Silva, Co-founder and CEO of COMITATVS about her experience working in the plastics industry.
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      The Plastics Industry “Is The Happiest I’ve Been In My Career”

      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 Tom Hanvey, Marketing Manager at Asaclean-Sun Plastech Inc. about his experience working in the plastics industry.
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      The Plastics Industry “Provides Solutions”

      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 Jon Smalling, Regional Sales Manager at SEPRO Group about his experience working in the plastics industry.