Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2013

PTi’s James Johnson to Retire After 51-Year Career in Plastics Industry

Long-Time Plastic Sheet Expert Received SPE’s Jack Barney Award In 2007

PTi's James Johnson to Retire After 51-Year Career in Plastics Industry

PTi's James Johnson to Retire After 51-Year Career in Plastics Industry

AURORA, Ill., January 29, 2013 – Processing Technologies International (PTi), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has announced the retirement of James Johnson, the company’s senior vice president of technical consulting. Johnson, a 51-year plastics industry veteran, has been with PTi the last nine years, serving the majority of that time as senior vp. of sales and marketing. During his extensive career, he has made notable contributions to the industry as a leading technical expert on plastic sheet.

“PTi has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with someone as talented as Jim over the years,” said Dana Hanson, PTi president. “His many contributions, which are too numerous to list, have helped us grow and develop our products and market position as a leading supplier of high-quality sheet extrusion systems.”

During more than a half century in the plastics industry, Johnson has held wide-ranging responsibilities in technical sales, engineering, application development, sales, and marketing. In addition to his nine years at PTi, Johnson worked in key technical and management roles at EDI, Davis-Standard, Reifenhauser USA, and Johnson Plastics Machinery. He was vp. of sales for EDI; business area manager for Davis-Standard; vp. of marketing for Reifenhauser; vp. of marketing and engineering for Johnson Plastics Machinery; and development engineer for Rexall Chemical.

In 2007, Johnson was the recipient of the prestigious Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Jack Barney Award in recognition of his major contributions to the plastic sheet industry. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s of science in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.
Johnson will be a part-time consultant for PTi and will spend more time with his family and grandchildren.

About Processing Technologies International LLC (PTi)
Processing Technologies International LLC, based in Aurora, Ill., is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, serving more than 20 countries. Established in 1988, PTi produces and services single-screw extrusion equipment for many end-use markets including packaging, construction, automotive, lawn and garden, office products, signage and displays, and appliances. PTi’s extrusion systems are engineered to exacting standards and offer an exceptional range of design features which result in superior equipment performance.

More information www.ptiextruders.com.