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Plastics Advisory Board

Industrial Advisory Board

Each semester, the faculty and student representatives in the Department of Plastics Engineering meet with a Plastics Industry Advisory Board (PAB). The PAB is comprised of engineers working in leadership positions at their respective companies.  The group provides advice on changing industry trends so that the faculty can keep the Plastics Engineering program relevant to industry's needs.


  • Larry Acquarulo, Jr.
    Foster Corporation
    Dayville, CT 06241
  • Nick Fountas
    JLI-Boston
    Boston, MA 02109
  • Peter Rucinski
    Autodesk
    Framingham, MA 01701-4595
  • Erik Bates
    Lowell, MA  01854
  • Dana Granville

  • Mark Saab
    Advanced Polymers, Inc.
    Salem, NH 03079 
  • Mark Berry
    PPD Tech LLC Bedford, NH 03110
  • Paul Hailey
    Freudenberg-NOK
    Manchester, NH 03103-3388
  • Angelo Sabatalo
    Nypro, Inc.
    Clinton, MA 01510-2005
  • Thomas Bezigian
    Cicero, NY 13039 
  • William Hellmuth
    Gloucester Eng. Co. Inc
    Gloucester, MA 01931-0900
  • Larry Thatcher
    TESco Associates, Inc
    Tyngsborough, MA 01879
  • Charlie Burke
    Entec Polymers, LLC
    Orlando, FL 32810
  • Joe Hennessey
    RTP Company
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Robert Whitehouse
    Telles
    Lowell, MA 01854
  • Paul Burke
    Teknor Apex Company
    St. Albans, VT 05478
  • John Hudson
    Keller Products, Inc
    Manchester, NH 03108-4105
  • Fred Charpentier
    Cincinnati Milacron
    Leominster, MA 01453
  • Stephen C. Kapantais, Jr.
    Trexel, Inc
    Woburn, MA 01801
  • Jim Culhane
    Navilyst Medical
    Marlboro, MA 01752
  • Wally Mallett
    The Gillette Company Boston,
     MA 02127-1096
  • Jim Dandeneau
    Putnam Plastcs Corp.
    Dayville, CT 06241
  • Paul Nazzaro
    Injectronics, Inc.
    Clinton, MA  01510
  • David Donabedian
    Surface Logix
    Brighton, MA 02135 
  • Rob Peterson
    Integral Consulting Group, Inc. 
    Spring Balley, WI 54767-8213
  • Richard J. Donahue
    PTC
    Needham, MA 02494
  • Steven Rocheleau
    Rocheleau Tool & Die, Inc.
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Stacie Flaherty
    The Proctor & Gamble Co.
    S. Boston, MA 02127
  • Donald Rosato
    PlastiSource, Inc.
    Concord, MA 01742