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Warner, Frank

Frank Warner became Chief Engineer of the Plastics Divison of General Electric co. in pittsfield, Massachuseets in 1944, replacing Henry M. Richardson, who left GE to found the consutling firm of DeBell and Richardson. Warner began work at GE in 1931. See


Waters, Charles E.

<p>Charles E. Waters was a pioneer in the development of productivity improvement auxiliary equipment for the Plastics Injection Molding Industry.</p> <p>Waters entered Northwestern University but left after his freshman year to join the Navy where he was


Waters, George A.

<p>Geroge A. Waters of his troy, New York developed in 1867 the laminated paper boat, the forrunner to later reinforced plastic boats.&nbsp; According to J. Harry DuBois, Water took:</p> <p>"a wood shell, 13 in. wide and 30 ft. long, as a mold and covered


Wayrick, Isobel

<p>Isobel Wayrick was born in Hamilton, Scotland, in 1937. She attended school at the Hamilton Academy and in 1952 immigrated to the United States with her parents. They settled in Lakewood, Ohio, where Isobel completed high school. In 1954 she enrolled a


Welch, Dr. John Francis

John F. (Jack) Welch is chemical engineer and leading businessman. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Welch recieved his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He went on to recieve his M.S. and PhD. in Chemical Engineering from the


Wessinger, Bruno E.

Bruno Wessinger was a German-born American moldmaker, inventor and plastics businessman. He was born in Pforzheim, Germany in 1914 and immigrated to the United States with his parents on Christmas Day 1927. He became a US citizen in 1935. He grew up in th


Weston, Edward

<p>American electircal engineer, inventor and manufacturer noted for his electric instruments, especially his permanent-magnet movingcoil type of instrument introduced in 1888. He founded the Weston Electrical Instrument Company in Newark, NJ.</p> <p clas


White, Dr. Charles L.

<p>Charles L. White was professor of polymer engineering at the University of Akron.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>White stuided chemical engineering at the Brooklyn Polytechnical institute and then joioned the research group of Prof. A. B. Metzner at the University


Wilcox, Perley S.

<p>In 1920 Perley S. Wilcox succeeded Frank Lovejoy as chairman of the Kodak board of the directors. He had previously directed the formation of Tennessee Eastman Company.</p>


Willert, William H.

<p>William H. Willert invented the reciprocating-screw plasticater in 1952 (patented in 1956), which combined the screw concept with the ram injection concept by using the screw as a ram. The invention greatly advanced injection molding technology and mad


Winfield, Armand Gordon

<p>Armand Gordon Winfield was an American inventor, researcher, and educator in the field of plastics. He was a world innovator in the use of plastics in low-cost housing and soft surfaces for the elderly and infirm.</p> <p>Born in Chicago to Helen and Be


Winkler, Karen L.

<p>Winklet served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 2004.</p>


Wojtaszek, Henry J.

<p>Wojtoaszek served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1992.</p>


Womer, Timothy W.

<p>Timothy W. Womer, an authority on screws for extrusion, injection and blow molding, has designed thousands of screws in a 38-year career.</p> <p>He holds 15 patents and is a prolific author and lecturer.</p> <p>He was SPE president for 2006-2007 and ha


Womer, Timothy W.

<p>Womer served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 2006.</p>


W&ouml;hler, Friedrich

W&amp;ouml;hler was a German chemist, and one of the leading scientists of the 19th century. In 1828 he synthesized urea by reacting lead cyanate with ammonium hydroxide. According to historian Robert Friedel &quot;The synthesis of urea was perhaps the si


Wright, Russel

<p>Wright, Russel was an American industrial designer,&nbsp; born in Lebanon, Ohio.&nbsp; for a full biography see: <a href=";f=%22plastics%22&amp;s=30&amp;d=10&amp;ss=33&amp;q=35">American National Biog


Wyeth, Nathaniel C.

<p>Nathaniel C. Wyeth was an inventor and co-inventor of 25 products and processes spanning a wide range of plastics, textile fibers, electronic, and mechanical systems. He is credited with the original development of the biaxially oriented polyethylene t