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SPE to honour industry leaders at ANTEC

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honour four U.S. plastics industry heavyweights at their ANTEC 2013 event on April 22, 2013.


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April 2, 2013 by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honour four U.S. plastics industry heavyweights at their ANTEC 2013 event on April 22, 2013.

The International award went to Dr. Benny Freeman, the Robert B. Curran Centennial Chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas, for his research on polymers and polymer-based composite materials for low-energy gas and liquid separations.

Tim Taylor received the Business Management award for his work in the chemical, oil, and gas industries. Taylor is an executive vice president at Phillips 66, and previously served as chief operating officer of Chevron Phillips.

The Education award went to Dr. Robert Lochhead, chair of the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. Lochead is the author of 300 scientific papers and 22 polymer-based patents.

Finally, Dr. Robert Gallucci, chief scientist with SABIC Innovative Plastics, received the Research/Engineering Technology award. The author of 39 technical papers, Gallucci also holds over 100 U.S. patents.

ANTEC 2013 will take place April 22-24 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.