First Class Completes AIM Institute

First Class Completes AIM Institute

Plastics Business

The first class has completed the Plastics Technology and Engineering (PTE) program at the American Injection Molding Institute. AIM is a growing plastics educational and research organization in Erie, Pennsylvania. The first class began the integrated multi-course program at the beginning of 2015 and just concluded their exams in December.

“The mission of the Institute is to help advance the injection molding industry by delivering high-quality science, engineering, and technology-based educational programs developed specifically for practicing professionals,” said John Beaumont, founder of the AIM Institute. A recent inductee into the Plastics Hall of Fame and former professor and program chair of the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Penn State, Beaumont used both his academic and industry background to develop the AIM Institute.

Rene Menjivar, program manager from Viking Plastics, enjoyed the challenge and learning experience. “The instructors are some of the most respected men in the plastics industry. We were able to learn materials from Mike Sepe, processing from John Bozzelli, and were taught by Dave Hoffman and Mr. Beaumont as well. This has been such a great learning experience and honor to have learned under some of the most recognized names in the industry. The quality of the instructors gives the AIM Institute even more validity.”

Billy Allen, process technologist at Thogus, was impressed with how comprehensive the PTE program was. “It doesn’t matter what line of work you come from- if plastics is your industry then this program will work for you,” he said. “The PTE Certificate has helped me in many ways, most importantly a job promotion.”

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