on 02/20/2014


Molding Innovation Day 2014 Speakers

Dr. Robert Malloy
Professor and Department Chair, Plastics Eng. at UMass-Lowell
Malloy holds 14 U.S. and two European patents. He has been the principle or co-principle investigator for more than 70 funded research projects or grants. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers. Malloy was the founding editor of SPE’s Journal of Injection Molding Technology. A plastics history buff, Malloy also worked with co-inductee Jay Gardiner and SPI President Bill Carteaux to find a permanent home for the National Plastics Center.The Plastics Hall of Fame headquarters is being established at UMass Lowell.

 mark-moss Mark Moss
Executive VP-Market & Product Strategy, Synventive Molding Solutions
Mr. Moss has been employed in the hot runner industry for 20 years. In 1993 he joined Synventive Molding Solutions, Inc as VP Engineering. During this time he improved the engineering operation with drawing automation, mold filling analysis and other new processes. Starting in 1997 as VP of R&D Mr. Moss established an Advanced Technology Center and assembled a multi-disciplined engineering team that developed new hot runner products and technologies. He has written and published several papers on Dynamic Feed and co-injection technology in various plastics industry publications and presented at the Society of Plastics Engineer’s annual technical conference. Mr. Moss is the named inventor on 26 patents including the Quick Couple and Dynamic Feed technologies.

Prof. Fang Lai
Department of Plastics Eng. at UMass-Lowell
Dr. Francis Lai is a faculty member in the Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell. He teaches courses in process control, processing theory and CAE. An active researcher in the area of computer process control, artificial intelligence, experimental design and SPC/SQC, Dr. Lai serves as a consultant to companies in the processing field.

Dr. Anthony Yang
President of Moldex3D North America Inc.
Dr. Anthony Yang has been the core developer of Moldex3D and Board Member of the Moldex3D company. Dr. Yang is currently at the position of Chief Technology Officer to devote his time in coordinating between the users and development team. With his dedicated contribution, the first 3D solvers for molding process commercial software, were then developed and populated by the industry worldwide.

 Rick Mahan Rick Mahan
Sales & New Technology Manager of Hi-Tech Tool & Mold

Rick Mahan has more than 30 years of experience in custom contract manufacturing with a core competency in injection molding and tool making. He has a B.S. in Behavioral Studies and a MBA Business Management. He has strong academic connections through his 25 years of work as an adjunct professor at various grad schools throughout New England. In addition, he also has extensive experience with R&D, engineering, tool design, management, high temperature polymer science, scientific molding, lean manufacturing, ICM, composites, and 3D technologies.

 Kurts_big_face Kurt Danielson
Business Development Manager of e-Xstream Engineering
Kurt Danielson has a strong background in automotive product design, composite materials, structural analysis and materials characterization. He currently works for extreme engineering where he uses those skills to help customers solve their technical, design and production related issues. Kurt received his BS, in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Emphasis from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 Steve_Zenner_RJG Steve Zenner
Sensor Product Manager of RJG,Inc.
Steve began his career in the plastics industry after graduating in 1989 from Northern Illinois University. Steve graduated Cum Laude, with an educational emphasis on plastics and automated manufacturing. Prior to working at RJG, Inc., Steve held positions in various manufacturing industries such as consumer products, medical and automotive. He started out doing product management as a Tooling Engineer with Aptar, where he was involved in the implementation of multi-cavity injection molds for production of high precision parts and new product lines. In 1993 started at Ironwood Industries as a Project Engineer and subsequently a Tooling Engineer at Intermatic Incorporated. In 1998 Steve joined Cherry Corporation as a Tooling/Manufacturing Engineer.

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