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December 30, 2013 - SPE Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Deadline for nomination is January 31, 2014, and nominees will be evaluated and reviewed with due consideration given to each nominee's industry contributions along with professional society affiliations, publications, patents, honors, and other achievements in plastics field.

SPE Thermoforming Division Announces Call for Nominations for 'Thermoformer of the Year'

Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc
13 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT, 06470

Press release date: December 23, 2013

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A. – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has announced a call for nominations for the annual Thermoformer of the Year Award.  The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the thermoforming industry in a technical, educational or managerial capacity.

The nomination deadline is January 31, 2014. Nominees will be evaluated and reviewed by the SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors during its Winter Board Meeting in February.

The 2014 Thermoformer of the Year will be recognized at the awards dinner held during the 23rd Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference®, which will take place September 15-18 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Winners of the Annual Parts Competition will also be revealed during the Thermoformer of the Year Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 16, at the hotel.

The Thermoforming Division’s Board of Directors will consider each nominee’s contributions to the industry, along with professional society affiliations, publications, patents, honors, and other significant achievements in the field of plastics, noted Juliet Goff, SPE Thermoforming Division Board Member and Recognition Committee Chair.

“Prior winners of this prestigious award have set the professional achievement bar very high for our industry,” Ms. Goff said.

The 2013 Thermoformer of the Year award was received by Richard Freeman of Freetech Plastics.

Guidelines for nominees and the required nomination form are posted online at  All materials must be emailed to Juliet Goff at by the January 31 deadline.

Full information on the current and past winners of the Thermoformer of the Year Award is available at

THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit  

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 U.S.A.
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