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SPE Develops New Governance Structure Following Successful ANTEC

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SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), Bethel, Connecticut, will start the 2017-2018 governance year with Dr. Raed Al Zubi as its new president. Under his leadership, SPE’s new governance structure will officially begin with a renewed executive board. Vice presidents of the society now will have functional roles and more authority. This will make SPE more agile and allow it to better serve the plastics professionals and the industry. It also will allow SPE to adapt faster to changing industry market conditions.

In addition, SPE announced its flagship annual technical event ANTEC® had a total attendance just shy of 1,500 people. This year, SPE added forums to the known technology sessions. 1,350 attendees listened to over 550 technical presentations. The “Plasticity Forum” focused on sustainability issues and the “Industry 4.0 Forum” focused on the internet-of-things in the industry. Both forums attracted an additional 150 people to the event.

For more information, visit www.4spe.org.