PTi: James Johnson to Retire After 51-Year Career in Plastics Industry
Processing Technologies International (PTi), Aurora, IL, USA, a global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has announced the retirement of James Johnson, the company’s senior vice president of technical consulting. Johnson, a 51-year plastics industry veteran, has been with PTi the last nine years, serving the majority of that time as senior vp. of sales and marketing. During his extensive career, he has made notable contributions to the industry as a leading technical expert on plastic sheet.
During more than a half century in the plastics industry, Johnson has held wide-ranging responsibilities in technical sales, engineering, application development, sales, and marketing. In addition to his nine years at PTi, Johnson worked in key technical and management roles at EDI, Davis-Standard, Reifenhauser USA, and Johnson Plastics Machinery. He was vp. of sales for EDI; business area manager for Davis-Standard; vp. of marketing for Reifenhauser; vp. of marketing and engineering for Johnson Plastics Machinery; and development engineer for Rexall Chemical.
In 2007, Johnson was the recipient of the prestigious Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Jack Barney Award in recognition of his major contributions to the plastic sheet industry. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s of science in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.
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