Nominations Sought for SPE's Thermoformer of the Year Award.

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Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for its annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Nominations are due by December 16, 2016. Nominees will be evaluated by SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors, and 2017 Thermoformer of the Year will be recognized at 26th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference® in 2017.

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

BETHEL, 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 December 16, 2016.  Nominees will be evaluated by the SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors during its Winter Board Meeting in February.

The 2017 Thermoformer of the Year will be recognized at the awards dinner held during the 26th Annual SPE Thermoforming Conference®, which will take place September 11-13, 2017 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorldÒ Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  Winners of the Annual Parts Competition will also be revealed during the Thermoforming Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 12, 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.”

The 2016 Thermoformer of the Year award was received by Ian Strachan of ToolVu.

Guidelines for nominees and the required nomination form are posted online at  All materials must be emailed to Juliet Goff at by the December 16 deadline.

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

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