The Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA), headquartered in McHenry, Illinois, recently inducted John Beaumont, founder and CEO of Beaumont Technologies, into their organization.
Founded in 1944, the PPA is a nonprofit organization of about 200 members, all of whom have at least 25 years of experience in plastics. The group’s primary purposes are to preserve the history of plastics and nurture its future by awarding scholarships to students seeking a career in the industry and by supporting other educational programs.
Beaumont is president of Beaumont Technologies and former program chair of the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He has authored several books and is the holder of seven patents with two more pending. In 2001, he founded Beaumont Technologies, which is the pioneer and world leader of in-mold rheological control technologies.