About Us

Launched in 1953, Plastics Technology is a business-to-business media brand that produces a monthly print magazine, digital media, research and live events for the plastics processing market. In print, online and in person, Plastics Technology’s seasoned editorial team and expert contributors generate content on operational best practices, new product technology, market intelligence and industry news designed to help processors run their businesses more efficiently.

Matthew H. Naitove
Executive Editor

Matt Naitove is Executive Editor of Plastics Technology magazine, where he has reported on virtually every aspect of plastics since 1972. Matt started at PT as a cub reporter fresh out of school and rose through the ranks to Chief Editor, a position he held for 29 years. His current beats on the magazine include reporting on all aspects of injection molding and blow molding technology. Matt is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of SPE and the Plastics Pioneers Association.

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Tony Deligio
senior editor

Tony Deligio is a senior editor with Plastics Technology magazine. Tony has been covering the global plastics processing industry since 2000, visiting processors and suppliers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Tony enjoys visiting with processors to see how they use new technologies to solve daily challenges and telling their stories digitally and in print. He is a graduate of Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.)

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Lilli Manolis Sherman
Senior Editor

Lilli Sherman is a senior editor of Plastics Technology Magazine. Lilli started with PT in 1987, and has reported on ever-evolving materials and additives technologies. Other interesting topics she regularly covers include advances in 3D-printing materials, thermoplastic composites as well as testing & measurement, decorating & printing, and welding technologies. She is a graduate of Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) and the University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT).

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Jim Callari
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher

Jim Callari is the editorial director of Plastics Technology magazine. Jim has been in plastics journalism since 1988, when he joined the staff of Plastics World Magazine as senior editor. Jim joined Plastics Technology in 1997 as executive editor, and became editorial director in 2009. In addition to being responsible for the overall editorial strategy of the magazine, Jim enjoys reporting on extrusion technology. He is a long-time member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and was inducted into the Plastics Pioneers Association in 2012.

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Heather Caliendo
Digital Managing Editor

Heather Caliendo serves as Digital Managing Editor for CompositesWorld where she writes and edits news and feature stories for the diverse segments of the composites industry. Heather joined Gardner after four years with UBM Canon, where she held a variety of editorial roles, including managing editor of PlasticsToday.com.

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