Names in the News: PPE Inc., CertiPUR-US and Portola


Plastics Process Equipment Inc. (PPE; Macedonia, OH), which claims to offer "the world's largest variety of accessories for the plastics industry", has moved to its new West Coast facility in Las Vegas, NV, from its former facility in Chino, CA. The Chino facility occupied 24,000 square feet whereas the new Vegas site offers almost double that-47,000 square feet-which PPE says will help it deliver products even faster. UPS shipping is overnight back to the Chino/Los Angeles area.

The CertiPUR-US certification program for flexible polyurethane (PUR) foam announced that Douglas Sullivan has been named its executive director. Sullivan succeeds Bob Luedeka, who was appointed to serve as interim executive director until the program reached a level of success that allowed for the hiring of a permanent director. Sullivan's career in the flexible PUR foam industry spans more than three decades.

"This feels a little like sending off a child to college," quipped Luedeka, who serves as the executive director of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), the organization that initiated the CertiPUR-US program. ...
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