CINCINNATI, April 22, 2013: Following longstanding practice, ANTEC® 2013 marks the beginning of one-year terms for new officers of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), it was announced today by Willem De Vos, SPE CEO.
The Society installs Jon Ratzlaff as its new president, succeeding James S. Griffing. Ratzlaff is technical services manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP. At ANTEC® 2014, Ratzlaff will be succeeded by the new president-elect, Vijay B. Boolani, who is president of Boolani Engineering Corporation in Mumbai, India.
SPE has also announced the membership of its 2013-2014 Executive Committee:
|President:||Jon Ratzlaff, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP|
|CEO:||Willem De Vos, SPE|
|President-elect:||Vijay B. Boolani, Boolani Engineering Corporation|
|Senior Vice President:||Raed Al-Zu’bi, Industrial Manufacturing Executive|
|Vice President/Secretary:||Dr. Jeffrey H. Helms, Ticona Engineering Polymers|
|Vice President/Treasurer:||Dick Cameron, Cameron Consulting|
|Vice President/Web Innovation/Communication:||Dr. Jaime A. Gomez, K-Tron|
|Vice President/Society Operations:||Gregory A. Campbell, Castle Research Assoc.|
|Vice President/Marketing:||Olivier Crave, O.C. Team|
|Vice President/Global Event Management:||Jimmy Masrin, Caturkarsa Megatunggal PT|
Biographic Sketches of New SPE President and President-Elect
SPE president Jon Ratzlaff is technical services manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and resides in Oklahoma. He obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. An SPE member since 1995, Ratzlaff held the positions of president-elect in 2012-13 and senior vice president in 2011-12. He is an SPE Certified Plastics Technologist and one of the authors of the SPE Injection Molding Technicians Toolbox guide. Ratzlaff served as chair of the SPE Rotational Molding Division in 2001-2002 and president of the Oklahoma Section in 2002-2003. He served four years as chair of SPE’s International Committee (2004-2008) and notes that he is especially pleased to see the growth of the Society internationally since that time.
SPE president-elect Vijay B. Boolani is president of Boolani Engineering Corporation in Mumbai, India. He served as SPE vice president/secretary in 2009-2010 and as vice president in 2007-2009. An SPE member since 1981, Boolani was Chair of the very successful ANTEC® Mumbai held in December 2012. He notes that he strongly supports the introduction of new events not only in the Asia-Pacific region but throughout the worldwide plastics and polymer industry.For more information: www.4spe.org.