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Aylsworth, Jonas

<p>An independent inventor and entrepreneur who also worked with Thomas Edison, Jonas Aylsworth pioneered the development of phenolic plastics following Leo Baekeland's first patent on them in 1909. He is credited with developing the
 

Amorosi, Samuel A.

&lt;p&gt;Samuel A. Amorosi was born May 9, 1913 in Somerville, MA, the son of George and Marietta (Ciprotti) Amorosi. The family moved to Leominster, MA when Samuel was young. He graduated from the School of the Worcester Art Museum in
 

Ackley, Robert W.

&lt;p&gt;Robert W. Ackley is an American engineer and businessman. He started his career at Davis-Standard immediately after high school graduation in 1959. Attending night school, he earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Mitchell
 

Ayres, Robert

&lt;div id=&quot;leftcolumn&quot;&gt;Robert (Bob) Ayres was a leader in the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div&gt;Ayres worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. in its plastics technical center,
 

Arner, Robert L.

&lt;p&gt;Robert L. Arner was born in 1925 in Canton, Ohio.&amp;nbsp; He left high school to join the Navy Seabees during World War II. After the war he obtained his diploma and a pilot's license. He continued to fly until 2010. Arner
 

Anderson, Paul G.

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;Paul G. Anderson is Director of Process Technology for Coperion Corporation in Ramsey, NJ., where he is responsible for Process Engineering and New Technology Development for Twin Screw Extrusion/Compounding
 

Achhammer, Bernard G.

<p>Achhammer served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1967. During his long association with SPE, he served as president of the Baltimore-Washington Section in 1958, councilor from 1962 to 1965, vice chairperson
 

Abbiati, James Anthony

&lt;p&gt;James Anthony Abbiati is an American engineer and businessman who directs the Extrusion Division of Cincinnati Milicron (now Milicron Plastics Technologies).&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Abbiati has degrees in Industrial Technology and
 

Alfrey, Jr., Dr. Turner

&lt;p&gt;Turner Alfrey, Jr. was a noted teacher and research, who in more than thirty years at Dow Chemical Company as a research chemist explored a wide variety of chemical problems including polymerization kinetics, organic polymer
 

Amos, J. Lawrence

&lt;p&gt;J. Lawrence Amos was born in New Matamoras, Ohio.&amp;nbsp; As a young man he worked in road construction to earn money toward his educational expenses at Marietta College, from which he recieved as BS degree in chemistry in