Location: Polymers Center of Excellence
the Dennis L. Hayford Conference Center
8900 Research Drive Charlotte, NC.
- Please note that this is a joint meeting with the Piedmont Coastal Section, therefore the meeting will be on Tuesday October 11th
- 4 P.M. Board of Directors (both Sections)
- 5 P.M. Tour of PCE and Supper
- 6 P.M. Speaker: Todd Bryant, and his subject will be RJG products and demonstration
- Cost will be $20 for members & non-members
Registration deadline: Close Of Business, Friday, October 8
Special note: There will be an RJG class in one of the conference center rooms-they may join us for our meeting.
The meal will come from Shane’s BBQ, as follows:
Mac & Cheese
Chopped BBQ pork
About the Speaker
Todd Bryant has over 38 years of experience in tooling design and optimization, polymers processing, production, and training. He has acquired a substantial background of both a theoretical and a practical “hands-on” approach towards injection mold design, tool building, injection mold processing and the plastics business.
Todd started in the molding industry as a mold setup technician. Subsequently, Todd has held positions including process technician, production supervisor, Quality Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Technical Manager and plastics design consultant throughout his career in the plastics business. He has received five patents for plastic products now manufactured and readily available in the market place.
Todd is a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College and North Carolina State University. He instructed for over four years at Davidson County Community College as an adjunct instructor in the Plastics Technology Program. He has been a long-standing member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, serving as Vice President, President and Councilor of the Piedmont Coastal Section. Todd is Training Manager at Polymers Center of Excellence in Charlotte, NC, and also a Certified Trainer with RJG Inc.
SPE Meeting Specifics for October 11, 2016
There’s a reason why RJG injection molding training and certification is specifically requested in industry-wide help wanted ads. RJG doesn’t have “trainers”—instead, RJG’s problem-solving, troubleshooting consultants show others how to do what they do so well.
With over 100 years of combined experience in scientific molding from the plastic’s point of view, RJG’s trainer/consultants transfer their knowledge as well as share their industry and consulting experience with our students. As a result, RJG training graduates are able to deliver substantial time and cost savings to their employers, whether it is through developing new products or managing existing projects.
Many employers also now use RJG training programs to fast-track mechanically inclined, motivated entry-level personnel into higher level technical positions, thus saving recruitment time and money.
What makes RJG training different? In short: participant-centered learning. Research has shown that 80 percent of lecture-based learning is forgotten within 24 hours. Over the years, RJG has transformed our teaching techniques to overcome this obstacle and create the most effective training courses possible.
RJG has worked with experts in the training field to create a participant-centered learning experience. This training format significantly improves students’ understanding and retention of all course content. It is so effective, in fact, that it won RJG the 2015 Pikes Peak Award.
Having a training plan enables companies to measure success and adapt to roadblocks. Training a large number of employees simultaneously is a cost-effective way to include teams from multiple departments and support long-term success.
When implemented properly, your technical team will be able to successfully work together to correctly diagnose root causes as well as prevent and fix a variety of problems that can cost molders upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. RJG trainer/consultants are able to provide what online and CD-based training or “one man shows” simply cannot provide. Our proven methods are both data-driven and ROI-driven.
The SPE program held at the Polymers Center of Excellence on October 11, 2016 will include classroom exercises and actual machine demonstrations to give each attendee the experience and awareness that each RJG student receives in the training environment.