Husky’s Schad, seven others to be inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame
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Robert Schad, founder and former president and CEO of Bolton, Ont., -based Husky Injection Molding Systems, will be...
Robert Schad, founder and former president and CEO of Bolton, Ont., -based Husky Injection Molding Systems, will be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame on June 19, 2006, during the National Plastics Exposition (NPE) in Chicago, Ill.
Schad will be honored for guiding Husky from its beginnings in a garage in Toronto in 1953 to its current position as a global supplier of injection molding equipment, with approximately 3,000 employees and sales in 2005 of US$860 million.
Inducted along with Schad will be Peter Bemis, president and co-founder of Bemis Engineering, in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Pak-Wing “Steve” Chum, chief scientist of Dow Performance Plastics & Chemicals in Lake Jackson, TX; Dieter Freitag, polymer researcher and former head of plastics research and development at Germany’s Bayer AG; Jack Koenig, a pioneer in spectroscopic methods of polymer characterization and a current professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; Gottfried Menhert, co-founder of international blow molding company Bekum Machinenbau; Dr. Georg Menges, managing director of the Plastics Processing Institute at the University of Aachen in Germany; and John Welch Jr., former CEO of General Electric Plastics in Pittsfield, Mass.