As our industry has evolved, it becomes incumbent upon us to remember the dedicated work of these individuals.

The Plastics Hall of Fame was founded in 1972 by Editor-in-Chief Sid Gross in cooperation between Modern Plastics Magazine and Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), now Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Separate ceremonies for living and posthumous inductees are held every three years. The Plastics Academy administers the Hall of Fame and memorializes the industry tradition through honoring outstanding individuals by inducting them into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

The Plastics Academy serves as the administrator of the Hall of Fame and memorializes the industry tradition through honoring outstanding individuals by inducting them into the Plastics Hall of Fame. Its Board of Directors serves as the screening committee for the nominations, which are then sent to the living Hall of Fame members for their selection of the inductees.

In 1988, the Plastics Hall of Fame was endorsed by PLASTICS (formerly SPI), as well as the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Plastics Pioneers Association and the National Plastics Center. The American Plastics Council followed suit in 1999.

Membership in the Plastics Hall of Fame is a select and exclusive honor. It is bestowed by a selection committee upon individuals who, in its judgment, were primarily responsible for raising the field of plastics to one of the major industries. Election to the Plastics Hall of Fame is a crowning achievement of any life spent in the plastics industry.

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