Element Materials Technology (Element) has seen three of its US-based polymer engineering experts appointed to the Board of the Milwaukee chapter of the world’s most prestigious organization for plastics professionals.
Three colleagues based in the Element New Berlin laboratory near Milwaukee, WI have all been selected for Board positions in the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), which commenced at the start of July. Dr Todd Menna, Polymers Engineering Manager, has served on the Board for the past 10 years and has been appointed Board President; Mary Kosarzycki, Senior Polymers Engineer, will serve on the Board of Directors; and Dr Rob Pieper, Senior Polymer Scientist, takes on the role of Secretary of the SPE Failure Analysis & Prevention Special Interest Group (FAPSIG) where Dr Menna also serves as Chair.
John Nelson, EVP Transportation & Industrials at Element said: “These appointments are a testament to the depth of technical knowledge and expertise our people possess as well as the leadership skills that will see them provide effective guidance and governance to this esteemed organization.
This strong Element presence in the SPE firmly endorses our position as the number one provider of materials and product qualification testing services to the Transportation sector in the US and reflects the faith that the professional plastics community has in our abilities to deliver certainty to our customers.”
Element New Berlin is a specialist provider of mechanical engineering services and failure analysis services for a range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as polymers and other advanced materials. Founded in 1978, the facility has over 40 years of experience supporting clients in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation & Industrials sectors.
Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.
We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.
The SPE is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education for all plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, it is home to more than 22,500 plastics professionals around the world. The society unites plastics professionals worldwide, helping them to succeed and strengthen their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing.
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“This strong Element presence in the SPE firmly endorses our position as the number one provider of materials and product qualification testing services to the Transportation sector in the US and reflects the faith that the professional plastics community has in our abilities to deliver certainty to our customers. ”
John R. Nelson
evp transportation & industrials