13.07.2017

Ben Lopez becomes an honored service member of the SPE

Kautex engineer Ben Lopez has been awarded a special recognition from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He was named an honored service member of the SPE at Antec 2017 in recognition of his services as a board member of the SPE Blow Molding Division.

Outstanding commitment to the blow molding sector
Lopez can look back on 30 years in the blow molding industry. After stints at Battenfeld-Fischer, Uniloy and Bekum, he joined Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH as Senior Process and Technical Project Engineer in 2011. Lopez initially took on the role of treasurer and secretary in the SPE, before being elected chairman of the Blow Molding Division in 2004. Since then, he has made a major contribution to raising the division’s profile within the industry. This has led to a significant increase in visitors and exhibitor numbers at the SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference (ABC) over recent years. Lopez, 58, was also keen to support youth development, setting up a special blow molding training class and a training program in blow molding.

“Our company is proud to have an employee at the top of such a respected organization. We would like to thank Ben Lopez for his great dedication and are pleased that he will be continuing to use his extensive knowledge to drive our industry forward,” comments Andreas Lichtenauer, Managing Partner at Kautex Maschinenbau.

About Kautex Maschinenbau
Eight decades of providing its customers with innovative products and services have turned Kautex Maschinenbau into one of the world's leading companies in extrusion blow molding technology. With customers that include major automobile manufacturers and suppliers, as well as companies working in the packaging industry. All of them have come to rely on the knowledge and experience of a brand that stands for both quality and reliability. With 460 employees in Germany and a further 170 around the world, Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH currently has an annual turnover of €122 million. In addition to its HQ in Bonn, the newly opened Customer Service Center in Berlin and regional offices in the USA, Russia, China, Italy and India, Kautex Maschinenbau operates an extensive global network of service and distribution offices.
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