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Maccaferri, Mario

<p>Mario Maccaferri was a musician, inventor, and entrepreneur, who pioneered several markets and technologies, often combining plastics and music. He developed a plastic reed to replace cane in wind instruments. He also invented the
 

MacDiarmid, Dr. Alan G.

<p>Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid was born in New Zealand and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Victoria University College in New Zealand and he received his PhD from
 

Mack, Anthony C.

<p>Anthony C. Mack is an American chemical engineer, inventor and product developer with a specialty in materials.</p> <p>Mack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940.&nbsp; He e graduated 1963 from MIT with BS and MS degrees in Chemical
 

Maddock, Bruce H.

<p>Bruce Maddock pioneered the adaptation of extrusion to thermoplastics. When he began this work in 1936, the process was used only for thermoset rubber.&nbsp; He was a pioneer in adapting extrusion to thermoplastics. His contributions
 

Magliolo, Jr., Joseph

<p>Magliolo served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1979.</p>
 

Maguire, Steve

<p>Steve Maguire is president and owner of Maguire Products, Inc., founded in 1977.&nbsp; He is an Amercian engineer and prolific inventor responsible for the introduction of new machjines and processes into the plastics industry. He
 

Malloy, Robert A.

<p>Robert A. Malloy chairs the plastics engineering department at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.</p> <p>Malloy holds 14 U.S. and two European patents. He has been the principle or co-principle investigator for more than 70
 

Malpass, Dr. Vivian E.

<p><span class="style1">Malpass is the president and sole proprietor of Tek-Mark International, founded in 1996. </span></p> <p><span class="style1"><span class="style1">Malpass received his PhD and B.Sc in Chemistry from the University
 

Manship, Paul

&lt;p&gt;Paul Manship was a leading American figurative sculptor of the 20th century. Manship's most famous work is the statue of Prometheus at Rockefeller Center, New York. He also created a number of portrait busts and many high relief
 

Mark, Herman F.

<p>Herman F. Mark was a pioneer in the development of polymer science and technology. As a professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York he helped establish the Polymer Research Institute, developing complete curriculum in polymer chemistry
 

Marra, Frank S.

<p>Frank Marra played an important role in the worldwide expansion of injection molding. He has contributed to the expansion of the injection molding field and has been a leader in industry causes such as plastics education.</p> <p>The
 

Marshall, Abraham Lincoln

<p>Abraham Marshall was manager of General Electric Company's chemical research department, 1933-1961, which led to polycarbonates, polyvinyl formal wire enamels, irradiated and chemically crosslinked polyethylene, glyceryl phthlate resins,
 

Martin, George W.

<p>Martin served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1960.</p>
 

Martin, Sr., Harold

<p>Founder of GloPak Corp.</p>
 

Martinelli, Guido (Guy) A.

<p>Guy Martinelli.&nbsp; served as a President at Sylvan Plastics, Dimensional Pigments, and American Polymers, before founding Accolade Plastics and Chemical Associates - consultants in the area of mergers and acquisitions.</p> <p>Martinelli
 

Marvel, Carl Shipp

<p>Carl Shipp Marvel was a polymer chemist whose research in synthetics stretched from World War I-era octane development through World War II rubber substitutes, extending to a fire-resistant fibre worn as space suits by American astronauts.</p> <p>Marvel
 

Maynard, Waldo

<p>Maynard was an American chemist who discovered in 1847 that pyroxylin was soluble in a mixture of ether and ethyl alcohol forming a substance he call "collodion."&nbsp; <span style="font-family: Verdana;">Collodion was used extensively
 

McConnell, Jr., William K.

<p>William. K. &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; McConnell is a leader in the thermoforming industry.&nbsp; He is president of&nbsp; McConnell Co., Inc., consultants to the thermoforming industry.&nbsp;</p> <p>Much of McConnell'swork is done in manufacturing
 

McCormick, William S.

&lt;p&gt;William &quot;Bill&quot; S. McCormick Widely was an expert in feedscrew design, and held several patents while employed at NRM Corp. as Director of Research and Development. Bill was a pioneer in the process of both the open