Canadian Plastics

Welex veteran James Nissel to retire

March 1, 2016   Canadian Plastics

James Nissel.

James Nissel.

Extruders and plastic sheet extrusion systems maker Welex Inc. is losing long-time employee and industry veteran James Nissel.

Nissel, 62, is retiring on March 31 after a 37-year career with the company, in roles ranging from field service to design to business development.

Son of a co-founder of Welex, Nissel grew up in and around Welex since its inception in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in 1966. After earning degrees in mechanical engineering and process engineering, he spent his entire career with Welex (now a brand of Graham Engineering Corporation following its 2013 acquisition).

“I have enjoyed an incredible career and am very proud of the innovations and contributions I’ve made,” Nissel said. “So many Welex innovations over the decades have advanced extrusion technology, particularly for the manufacture of plastic sheet – innovations in machine design, control systems, the processing of new resins, co-extrusion, and multi layer barrier technology – for the ultimate benefit of processors and consumers worldwide. Beyond these achievements, though, I’m most proud of the service I’ve provided, the knowledge I’ve transferred, and the resulting relationships that last to this day.”


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