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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 first interpenetratin


Amorosi, Samuel A.

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 1932. George and Samuel work


Ackley, Robert W.

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 College and an MBA from t


Ayres, Robert

Robert (Bob) Ayres was a leader in the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. Ayres worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. in its plastics technical center, where he concentrated mainly on pipe projects. He was instrumental in significant developments for gas-pipe resin


Arner, Robert L.

Robert L. Arner was born in 1925 in Canton, Ohio. 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 owned Sun Atate Plastics and was a partn


Anderson, Paul G.

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 within Coperion Corporation, and R&amp;amp;D co


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 of SPE's Engineeri


Abbiati, James Anthony

James Anthony Abbiati is an American engineer and businessman who directs the Extrusion Division of Cincinnati Milicron (now Milicron Plastics Technologies). Abbiati has degrees in Industrial Technology and engineering and an MBA from the University of Ne


Alfrey, Jr., Dr. Turner

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 chemistry, reactions on polyme


Amos, J. Lawrence

J. Lawrence Amos was born in New Matamoras, Ohio. 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 1928. He attended Case Institute of Tech