TAPPI’s PLACE division honored two outstanding members during the 2010 PLACE Conference in Albuquerque, NM, held April 18-21. The following awards were presented during the conference:
principal engineer for Optex Process Solutions LLC, Fulton, NY,
received the PLACE
Division Technical Award and the Rohm and Haas
Prize of $1,000. This award recognizes outstanding
accomplishments or contributions that have advanced the industry’s technology.
Foederer has been in the converting industry for 21 years. A three-time
Academic All-American, Foederer graduated from Syracuse University
in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and she earned a
master’s degree in manufacturing engineering in 1995. She is a licensed professional
engineer in the State of New York.
Foederer worked for the Black Clawson Converting Systems division of
Davis Standard LLC for more than 18 years. She currently works as a principal
engineer for Optex Process Solutions doing consulting work for the plastics
Foederer has been a member of TAPPI for 13 years and served as an
Extrusion Coating Committee officer for five years. She has also been an
officer for the PLACE Technical Program for four years. She was an instructor
for six TAPPI Extrusion Coating Short Courses and has presented many papers for
W. Foster, technical sales
manager at Mica Corp., Shelton,
CT, received the PLACE Division
Leadership and Service Award and the Andreas
Ahlbrandt Prize of $1,000. The award recognizes an individual
for outstanding leadership and exceptional service to the Division. Foster
received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemistry
from Texas A&M University.
Foster worked at Eastman Chemical as a polymer scientist in extrusion coating
product development and technical service for 18 years. He has served in his
current position at Mica Corp. for 10 years.
Foster holds a number of patents involving polyolefin compositions
and/or processes for using them. He has authored papers dealing with the study
of biological macromolecules featured inBiophysical JournalandBiochemistry. Foster has also published several articles
dealing with new adhesives, methods for studying them, and a rheological method
for measuring MWD of polymers inTAPPI JOURNALandAdhesives Age.
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