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Bob Porsche, president of General Plastics, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin co-chaired the SPE Thermoforming Division’s 25th Anniversary Conference, held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL in September.

As president of General Plastics, Inc, Porsche is committed to investing in innovation and being actively involved in the industry. He has been influential in SPE on many leadership levels including past Chair and Financial Director.  He is also active in areas such as education, growth, technical advancements and networking. “I believe in investing in innovation, both from a company perspective and as an individual. Having the opportunity to co-chair the 2016 conference to be part of planning ways for helping participants engage with others in the industry and provide a venue where learning, networking and seeing the technological advancements is possible was very rewarding,” said Porsche.

The conference attracted nearly 700 attendees and proved a valuable opportunity for networking with clients, vendors and industry leaders – all in one convenient location.

“As a company, we are focused on creating optimal flow of the products traveling through our forming, trimming and shipping areas – working as the co-chair gave me the opportunity to enhance my knowledge on these aspects as well as share our latest innovations to the conference participants,” said Porsche.

“The exhibit hall featured 75 exhibitors, giving attendees the opportunity to meet with equipment, material, tooling and service providers,” said Porsche.

The SPE Thermoforming Conference® is the most convenient and cost-effective way to learn about the Industry.

Full-day workshops focusing on fundamentals and troubleshooting provided technical staff practical insight into the thermoforming process. The conference was comprehensive and included technical presentations by recognized industry experts and new and exciting developments in the industry.

“The annual conference is the premier forum where the newest techniques and the latest trends in machinery, materials and equipment are unveiled, I was honored to be part of it,” said Porsche.