About the authors

Dominick V. Rosato

Since 1939 has been involved worldwide principally with plasties from designing-through-fabricating-through-marketing products from toys-through-commercial electronic devices-to-aerospace & space products worldwide. Experience includes Air Force Materials Laboratory (Head Plastics R&D), Raymark (Chief Engineer), Ingersoll-Rand (International Marketing Manager), and worldwide lecturing. Past director of seminars & in-plant programs and adjunct professor at University Massachusetts Lowell, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Open University (UK). Has received various prestigious awards from USA and international associations, societies (SPE Fellows, etc.), publications, companies, and National Academy of Science (materials advisory board). He is a member of the Plastics Hall of Fame. Received American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognition for advanced engineering design with plastics. Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Licensed professional engineer of Massachusetts. Involved in the first all plastics airplane (1944/RP sandwich structure). Worked with thousands of plastics plants worldwide, prepared over 2,000 technical and marketing papers, articles, and presentations and has published 25 books with major contributions in over 45 other books. Received BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University with continuing education at Yale, Ohio State, and University of Pennsylvania.

Donald V. Rosato

Has extensive technical and marketing plastic industry business experience from laboratory, testing, through production to marketing, having worked for Northrop Grumman, Owens-Illinois, DuPont/ Conoco, Hoechst Celanese, and Borg Warner/G.E. Plastics. He has written extensively, developed numerous patents within the polymer related industries, is a participating member of many trade and industry groups, and currendy is involved in these areas with PlastiSource, Inc., and Plastics FALLO. Received BS in Chemistry from Boston College, MBA at Northeastern University, M.S. Plastics Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell Technological Institute), and Ph.D. Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley.

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