SPE appoints new officers

SPE has also announced the membership of its 2010 - 2011 Executive Committee, including the following positions:
President: Ken J. Braney, Thermoforming Solutions Ltd.
Executive Director: Susan E. Oderwald, SPE
President-elect: Russell C. Broome, PolyOne Corporation
Senior Vice President: James S. Griffing, The Boeing Co.
Vice President/Secretary: Dr. Brian P. Grady, University of Oklahoma
Vice President/Treasurer: Scott E. Owens, Chemtrusion Inc.
Vice President: Jon Ratzlaff, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Vice President: Brent F. Strong, Harris Precision Mold Utah
Vice President: William D. Arendt, Genovique Specialties
Vice President: Olivier Crave, O.C. Team (France)
Vice President: Dr. Raed S. Al-Zubi, Advanced Composites
2009 - 2010 Past President: Dr. Paul G. Andersen, Coperion Corporation
An SPE member since 1995, Braney most recently held the positions of President-elect in 2009 - 2010, Senior Vice President in 2008 - 2009, and Treasurer of the Society from 2007 - 2008. He has been involved with the SPE European Thermoforming Division from its conception, holding the position of chair for four years, and in 2005 - 2006 he was the Chair of SPE Europe.
For the past 18 years, Broome has been involved with SPE's Piedmont-Coastal Section as well as at the global governance level. He originally joined SPE as a Student Member. Prior to joining PolyOne, he ran his own business and worked for both small local companies and global corporations.