Tue, Jan 29th 2013 09:00 am
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AURORA, Ill., January 29, 2013 - Processing
Technologies International (PTi), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance
sheet extrusion machinery, has announced the retirement of James Johnson, the
company's senior vice president of technical consulting. Johnson, a 51-year
plastics industry veteran, has been with PTi the last nine years, serving the
majority of that time as senior vp. of sales and marketing. During his
extensive career, he has made notable contributions to the industry as a
leading technical expert on plastic sheet.
has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with someone as talented
as Jim over the years," said Dana Hanson, PTi president. "His many
contributions, which are too numerous to list, have helped us grow and develop
our products and market position as a leading supplier of high-quality sheet
more than a half century in the plastics industry, Johnson has held
wide-ranging responsibilities in technical sales, engineering, application
development, sales, and marketing. In addition to his nine years at PTi,
Johnson worked in key technical and management roles at EDI, Davis-Standard,
Reifenhauser USA, and Johnson Plastics Machinery. He was vp. of sales for EDI;
business area manager for Davis-Standard; vp. of marketing for Reifenhauser;
vp. of marketing and engineering for Johnson Plastics Machinery; and
development engineer for Rexall Chemical.
2007, Johnson was the recipient of the prestigious Society of Plastics
Engineers' (SPE) Jack Barney Award in recognition of his major contributions to
the plastic sheet industry. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in chemical
engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's of
science in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken,
Johnson will be a part-time consultant for
PTi and will spend more
time with his family and grandchildren.
About Processing Technologies International LLC (PTi)
Processing Technologies International LLC, based in Aurora, Ill., is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, serving more than 22 countries. Established in 1988, PTi produces and services single-screw extrusion equipment for many end-use markets including packaging, construction, automotive, lawn and garden, office products, signage and displays, and appliances. PTi's extrusion systems are engineered to exacting standards and offer an exceptional range of design features which result in superior equipment performance. More information is available by calling (630) 585-5800 or visit www.ptiextruders.com.