Peter F. Grelle has been employed in the plastics industry for nearly forty (40) years and has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers since 1972. He is currently owner/president of Plastics Fundamentals Group LLC, a company specializing in training and consulting. He was employed nearly twenty (20) years with The Dow Chemical Company, and prior to Dow was employed by the Monsanto Company, the Winchester Group of Olin Corporation, and Wellman Inc. Plastics Division.
Peter received his B.S. in Plastics Technology from Lowell Technological Institute, and his M.S. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He holds four (4) US and international patents in plastics product design, and has authored and co-authored forty (40) publications in the areas of plastics part design, plastics materials, structural foam molding, recycling, and plastics process technology.
Peter is the recipient of the 2000 Engineer of the Year Award from the Injection Molding Division of the SPE, the 2001 SPI Structural Plastics Division Industry Recognition Award, and the 2006 SPE Honored Service Award. He has also received four (4) Best Paper Awards from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) Structural Plastics Division, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Injection Molding Division, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Since 2009, Peter has been a member of the SPE Detroit Section Board of Directors and was Detroit Section President from 2013-2014. Since 1991, he has been a member of the SPE Injection Molding Division Board of Directors and was Injection Molding Division Chairperson from 1997-1998, and currently serves as the Injection Molding Division Technical Director. Peter was also a member of the SPE Rochester, New York Section Board of Directors from 1993 to 1996.