Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. has established a new scholarship in the name of its founder, Werner Wittmann. The Werner Wittmann Scholarship Program will provide a graduating senior from the Kennedy High School in Waterbury, CT with $1000 a year for four years of the student's college career. The scholarship will go to a a graduating senior who is active in Kennedy's First Robotics Team and has been accepted into a college where he or she will pursue a technical degree. The first winner of the scholarship is Anthony Hernandez of Waterbury, CT, who will be attending Boston College, where he will major in Physics.
Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI) has hired Jeffrey E. Dickerhoof as a senior market manager in its Thermoplastic Elastomer Division. Dickerhoof will be responsible for TPE sales and business development in the North American transportation market. Dickerhoof began in the plastics and elastomers industry in 1998 when he joined Advanced Elastomer Systems, now part of ExxonMobil Chemical. He subsequently spent 10 years with Zeon Chemicals in marketing positions chiefly involving elastomers for automotive applications. His last position with Zeon was that of business manager for polyacrylate, styrenic, and TPV elastomers.