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10-16-2013

Major SPE Accolade for Polyscope Founder

Uwe Wascher receives SPE Lifetime Achievement Award (figure: Polyscope)

Uwe Wascher receives SPE Lifetime Achievement Award (figure: Polyscope)

Uwe Wascher, former Senior Managing Director of GE Plastics Europe and co-founder of Polyscope Polymers, Geleen, The Netherlands, is to be honored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' European Automotive Division with its lifetime achievement award. The award will be formally handed over by SPE representatives on Monday 21 October at 14.00 hrs on the Polyscope booth in Hall 5/stand E08 at K2013.

In a statement, SPE Central Europe said it had decided to grant this prestigious award to Mr. Wascher in celebration of the 15th SPE Automotive Award Night due to his commitment for using thermoplastics in automotive.

Uwe Wascher was born in Braunschweig, Germany and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and Plastics Technology from the Plastics Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. He has a Master of Polymer Science equivalence degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and owns several patents.

Uwe had a longstanding career with General Electric (GE) both in Europe and the United States. In his last position he was Senior Managing Director of GE Plastics in Europe, responsible for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. In that position, he also chaired GE’s Corporate Executive Council for Europe and was the initiator of key European initiatives in GE such as the implications of the introduction of the Euro and the European Works Council legislation. Uwe was a Vice President of GE for 16 years.

Today, Uwe Wascher specializes in mergers and acquisitions consultancy and start-up advice in the areas of specialty chemicals, plastics, medical and logistics. Through his company, Wascher and Partner, founded in 2000, Uwe has also invested in start-up companies in Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, and China, engaged in biopharmaceuticals, software, logistic systems and polymers (Polyscope). He resides on the board of all the companies and advises on strategy and implementation.

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Polyscope Polymers BV

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Tel.: +31 0475 346262
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