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GPEC 2011 Conference

GPEC 2011 Awards Winners

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Attendee List from GPEC 2011

About the Conference

Join us for “Plastics Recycling and Sustainability on my Mind” at GPEC® 2011 on October 17-19, 2011 at The Atlanta Peachtree Westin Hotel, Atlanta, GA, USA.

This is your chance to learn about advances and new technologies and innovations for plastics sustainability and recycling. 


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Don't Forget! Deadline for Hotel Advance Registration is September 15, 2011. For hotel reservations call 1-800-937-8461 and request “SPE GPEC” room rate of $155.00.

Connections Reception (Monday October 17, 2011) This is time to network with your fellow plastics professionals in the plastics industry, as well as to speak with exhibitors on the products, processes, and/or materials that they represent. Don’t overlook this opportunity that is unique to our industry.

Exhibits/Sponsors (Monday, October 17, 2011) - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011 If you would like to be a sponsor or exhibitor, you can obtain the Sponsor Registration Form or contact Mike Montpetit at 734-433-2399 or; or Gwen Mathis at 800-798-1241 or

PLANT TOURS (2) (Monday, October 17, 2011)

  1. Tandus Flooring, Inc. - Dalton, Georgia Full conference registration required. Limited to 35. First come, first serve. Bus will depart from the Westin lower lobby at 8:00 am
  2. Lehigh Technologies - Tucker, Georgia Full conference registration required. Limited to 35. First come, first serve. Bus will depart from the Westin lower lobby at 8:00 am

Technical Program (October 18, 19, 2011) 

The Technical Program for GPEC® 2011 includes:

  1. Bio-based and Biodegradable Materials
  2. ReclamationandSupply(PCR&PIR)
  3. Recycling: Electronics, Marketing and Business, Automotive, Regulatory Ribbon 

Adrian Merrington is the GPEC® Technical Chair. 

Please submit your abstracts to Adrian Merrington at Abstracts are due by May 1, 2011 Final Papers are due by August 15, 2011 (Early submission gladly accepted!) Final Presentations are due no later than September 1, 2011.

Download Detailed Program for GPEC 2011, including Presentations

Plenary Speakers

  • Alan E. Barton, Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Technologies Inc.  “Revolutionizing Raw Materials”

  • Anthony J. Palmer, Managing Director of CMAI “Strategies For Success in the BioChemical and Polymer Industry”

  • Craig Cookson, Director of Sustainability & Recycling for Plastics Div., American Chemistry Council  “Recycling and Energy Recovery Insights – A Plastics Perspective”

Student Poster Session (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)

To submit a Student Poster abstract for review or for questions, please contact: Richard C. Bopp, GPEC® 2011 Poster Session Chair Email:

Abstracts are due no later than August 25, 2011. Posters will be judged by jury. Cash awards offered for posters of exceptional quality.

Environmental Stewardship Awards

These highly coveted awards recognize corporations and other institutions that have demonstrated environmental leadership and excellence. A list of 2010 winners and the nature of the topics considered. If you would like to make a nomination, then you can obtain the nomination forms here or contact Pallatheri (Subu) Subramanian at

Deadline for submission July 15, 2011.

GPEC Awards Dinner (Evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2011)

"Executive Forum for Recycling and Green Technologies in Automotive” (Wednesday, October 19, 2011) 

            Pat Cavanaugh - Industrial Resins Recycling

            Jeff Fisher - Buckeye Polymers

            Susan Kozora - IAC Group

            Ewa Lebert - Chrysler Corporation


I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Come to celebrate our return to Atlanta!! Learn, network, contribute, and have some fun while you’re at it. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta at GPEC® 2011.


Michael Montpetit
GPEC® 2011 Chair
Phone: 734-433-2399 Cellular: 734-395-2877



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