Plastics innovator Frank Maine honored by association (November 29, 2002)
For his commercialization of oriented plastics, Frank Maine has been awarded the 2002 Technology and Innovation Man...
For his commercialization of oriented plastics, Frank Maine has been awarded the 2002 Technology and Innovation Manager Award by the Innovation Management Association of Canada (IMAC). Dr. Maine is now president of PSA Inc., a start-up company which licenses an oriented plastic technology that can be used to make building products of extruded recycled plastics.
"I am honored to join the ranks of the Canadian innovators whom have received this award. The list of past participants of this award is testament to the fact that Canada can produce world class innovation," said Dr. Maine.
In addition to his long career in industry, Dr. Maine has been a Member of Parliament and was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology in the late 1970s.
IMAC is composed of business and academic leaders. Dr. Maine joined IMAC’s predecessor association in 1965.
In keeping with his interest in new technologies, Dr. Maine is helping to organize a one-day technical conference focussing on injection molding of wood-plastic composites. The Minitec, organized by SPE Ontario, will be held Mar. 20, 2003 in Toronto.