About the Author: Hanawalt

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Dr. Kirk Hanawalt is president of ENTEK Extruders in Lebanon, Ore. He started his career with ENTEK in 1995 as a process-control engineer and has also held the positions of director of environmental compliance, director of engineering, v.p. of worldwide sales, and v.p./COO. Contact: (541) 259-1068; e-mail: khanawalt@entek-mfg.com; entekextruders.com