SPE Thermoforming Division announces call for nominations for Thermoformer of the Year

BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., November 2, 2015:  The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has announced a call for nominations for the annual Thermoformer of the Year Award.  The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.

The nomination deadline is December 15, 2015.  Nominees will be evaluated and reviewed by the SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors during its Winter Board Meeting in February.

The 2016 Thermoformer of the Year will be recognized at the awards dinner held during the 25th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference®, which will take place September 26-29 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Winners of the Annual Parts Competition will also be revealed during the Thermoforming Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 27, at the hotel.

“The Thermoforming Division’s Board of Directors will consider each nominee’s contributions to the industry, along with professional society affiliations, publications, patents, honors, and other significant achievements in the field of plastics,” noted Juliet Goff, SPE Thermoforming Division Board Member and Recognition Committee Chair.

“Prior winners of this prestigious award have set the professional achievement bar very high for our industry,” Ms. Goff said.

The 2015 Thermoformer of the Year award was received by Barry Shepherd of Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging.

Guidelines for nominees and the required nomination form are posted online at http://thermoformingdivision.com/awards-recognitions/thermoformer-of-the-year/nomination-form/.  All materials must be emailed to Juliet Goff at juliet@kal-plastics.com by the December 15 deadline.

Full information on the current and past winners of the Thermoformer of the Year Award is available at  http://www.thermoformingdivision.com.