PPA Adds Four to Membership Roster
Group also names Gail Bristol new president.
The Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA), McHenry, Ill., this month announced that four new members have been selected to join the organization.
The new inductees are:
Stan Glover: Glover currently is director of sales for Zeiger Industries, Canton, Ohio, where he has been employed for 15 years. In this role, he is responsible for all sales and promotion of Zeiger’s screw tips and end caps for injection molding. Glover also worked nine years for Crucible Materials Corp., where he was responsible for all sales and marketing, and new product development. He also worked for Herzog Corp. as vice president of sales, responsible for the company’s sales of injection molding shut-off nozzles in North America.
Glover routinely speaks around the world on issues concerning wear and corrosion technologies related to injection molding. He has also been actively involved in writing The Society of the Plastics Industry’s (SPI) Machinery Safety Standards since 1997. He has been a member of the SPI Equipment Council, serving a term as vice chairman; the SPI Equipment Council Executive Committee; the SPI Board of Directors; the NPE Operations Committee; and has been a member of the NPE Rules and Regulations Team the last three NPE show cycles.
Alexander (Sandy) Guthrie: Guthrie has been involved in the plastics machinery business for more than 35 years. He started his career in New Jersey at Sterling Extruder, where he worked for 11 years, rising to the position of director of sales. He was also co-founder, CEO and president of Connecticut-based Merritt Davis/Merritt Extruder/Merritt Electric. When Merritt was sold to Davis-Standard, Pawcatuck, Conn. in 2010, Guthrie was retained as Davis’ business director.
For the last four years, Guthrie has been president and CEO of ADG Solutions, Fairfield, Conn., a company he founded that represents numerous other machine builders focused on plastics recycling.
Guthrie has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous committees for the SPI for the last 12 years, including the National Board of Directors, the executive board of the Equipment Council, the treasurer of the Equipment Council, the Committee for Equipment Statistics, and the Recycling Committee. Guthrie has also served three terms on the board of the Wire Association.