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SPE appoints first European-based president

Industry trade association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has named Ken J. Braney as its new presid...

May 19, 2010   Canadian Plastics

Industry trade association The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has named Ken J. Braney as its new president, succeeding Dr. Paul G. Andersen.

A native of the United Kingdom, Braney is the first SPE president who has not been a resident of North America. Braney is managing director of Thermoforming Solutions Ltd., based in the UK.

“Ken is the first president of SPE who has come through the ranks of an SPE European group, namely the European Thermoforming Division,” said Susan Oderwald, executive director of Brookfield, Conn.-based SPE. “While SPE has had a number of distinguished presidents whose origins were not American, they all resided in the U.S. or Canada and came through the Society’s leadership ranks through groups in those countries.”

A video message from Braney to the industry can be viewed at this link.

Founded in 1942, SPE has a membership of nearly 20,000 plastics professionals in more than 70 countries around the world.

 

 

 


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