About the Author: Thiele

Chuck Thiele has been working in plastics for more than 45 years, designing and developing conveying, drying, and blending systems.

Chuck Thiele has been working in plastics for more than 45 years, designing and developing conveying, drying, and blending systems. He holds numerous patents and is a recognized expert in the field. Thiele formed Motan Inc. in 1986, and after retiring in 1999 has consulted for Motan, Conair, Getecha, and Novatec. He now has his own consulting company, Vactec LLC in Kalamazoo, Mich., which has developed products and technology to address problems in handling and storing “soft” polyolefin resins and additives. Contact him at (269) 599-3975 • cthiele@vactecllc.com •

vactecllc.com.