Dr. Tom Brady publishes book titled “The Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World”

The author tells the story of how he and 30 of his colleagues left a Fortune 100 company to found businesses that helped transform the packaging industry.

San Diego, California – WEBWIRE

Dig into the stories of the people behind the technological advancement that changed the world.



Have you ever wondered why the world moved from glass and aluminum packaging to plastic packaging and, have you ever wanted to know the history behind PET plastics packaging? Dr. Tom Brady discusses the history of PET packaging and how he founded his company, Plastic Technologies, Inc., to help make all this happen, in his book “The Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World” (published by Amazon’s BookBaby; 2022).

 

Dr. Brady is one of the pioneers of the modern PET packaging industry. He began his career carrying out fundamental research on plastic packaging technology and led the commercialization of PET bottle technology at Owens-Illinois, before leaving to found Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) and six other packaging-related companies that have continued to lead the development and commercialization of PET packaging.

 

Over a period of 40 years, Dr. Brady and his colleagues have received more than 150 patents relating to PET packaging and recycling and “many of the products you buy every day are sold in plastic containers designed by one of our PTI companies,” he told Plastics News.

 

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a PhD in Plastic Materials Engineering, Dr. Brady joined Owens-Illinois, Inc. as a Senior Scientist in 1972, and just as the carbonated soft drink companies were asking their suppliers to create and offer family-size carbonated beverage containers, which required an industry-wide conversion from glass and aluminum to plastic.

 

As a result, and over a short 10-year period, Dr. Brady and his colleagues, along with other industry plastic package suppliers, created an entirely new industry to supply sustainable PET packaging to the beverage, food, and personal care product brand owners.

 

When Owens-Illinois began questioning its involvement in plastic packaging because plastic was beginning to impact its glass container business, Dr. Brady and many of his R&D colleagues who had helped to diversify Owens-Illinois’ business portfolio left the company to either start or operate other major businesses which helped to transform the entire packaging industry.

 

Dr. Brady wrote “The Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World” to capture the stories of those former O-I employees who, without competing with Owens-Illinois, have employed their talents to create or nurture many dynamic and successful business enterprises. Dr. Brady wrote his book to recognize the significant contributions those former O-I employees have made to society, in addition to what they contributed during their careers at Owens-Illinois.

  

“Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World” by Dr. Tom Brady is available at the BookBaby bookshop.



Impact of Owens-Illinois on the World

Author | Dr. Tom Brady

Published date | January 31, 2022

Publisher | BookBaby

Book retail price | $27.09

Oil City, PA Author Publishes Colorful Children’s Book

Pooch in a Pound (A Dog’s Point of View), a new book by Catherine A. Roser Rybak, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Follow Pooch as he waits and hopes for that special family to visit the animal shelter, fall in love with him and maybe take him to his forever home.

About the Author

The author was born Catherine Agnes Roser to a family of two loving parents where she was the youngest of nine children. She was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania where she attended and graduated from Oil City School District. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Oil City and are parents of three amazing children, grandparents of five wonderful grandchildren, and relatives to many fur family members. While growing up, she and her family enjoyed the company of several fur, feather, and fin friends. She is inspired to create stories by her love and respect for all animals. She also enjoys reading a good mystery and solving puzzles. She hopes this story will be enjoyed by many and inspire them to give a forever home to their new best friend.

Pooch in a Pound (A Dog’s Point of View) is a 50-page paperback with a retail price of $27.00 (eBook $21.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4277-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at https://dorrancepressroom.com/pooch-in-a-pound-a-dogs-point-of-view/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/pooch-in-a-pound-a-dogs-point-of-view/

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Japan – MHI Publishes Integrated Report ‘MHI Report 2021’

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today published the MHI Report 2021. This year’s report focuses on the growing interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and modern society’s questioning of the current state of capitalism, presenting MHI Group’s management philosophy and information on specific corporate activities based on these factors.

The report begins with a dialogue between the MHI Group chairman and Takahiro Nakajima, noted philosopher and professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo, who share their thoughts on corporate management and governance in the new era. The President’s Message explains MHI Group’s path to value creation, focusing on the significance of MHI Group, and the concept for the Medium-term Business Plan (2021 Business Plan) created by backcasting from the MHI Group Vision for 2030.

For the 2021 Business Plan, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) describes the specific strategies for “developing high growth businesses,” one of the plan’s two main themes. The other theme of “regain and strengthen profitability” is examined through a conversation on business portfolio management between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Shoichi Tsumuraya, professor at Hitotsubashi University.

The report also contains an overview of MHI Group’s initiatives for sustainability, including company-wide targets and specific processes for the core issues (materiality) specified in 2020. A special feature presents MHI Group’s basic approach to measures for “energy transition,” one of the priority growth areas in the plan, including decarbonization of existing infrastructure, and establishing ecosystems for hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Further, the report shows the measures being pursued by each business, formulated based on the current situation determined using a SWOT analysis*.

The latter half of the report contains an explanation from the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on efforts to strengthen core technologies, including specific examples of measures to realize innovation, while the Human Resources (HR) director provides an overview of measures to strengthen the personnel foundation-the source of MHI Group’s competitiveness-including measures that allow employees to work autonomously. The report also includes details of measures to ensure the effectiveness of corporate governance, including a new skill matrix of directors.

MHI Group, by issuing this report with a careful balance of financial and non-financial information, is demonstrating its stance toward protecting the global environment and its business direction to meet the current era, as well as providing clear communication to shareholders, investors, and a broad range of stakeholders.

*A SWOT Analysis is a technique for formulating management strategies by assessing the external and internal environment using a factor analysis with four categories (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats), and determining how to optimally utilize management resources to adapt to changes in the business environment.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.

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Author Publishes Enticing Children’s Picture Book

An amusing looks on what’s it like to treat cows as pets

Dr. Barbara ten Brink’s “Eight Pound Cows” is a fun and pleasant children’s book with the author envisioning cows as eight-pound pets. Dr. Brink got her idea for this story when she bought a ranch in Gruen, Texas and fenced 1000-pound cows. Having two poodles weighing only eight pounds, she imagined what it would be like if cows were the same. She could play with them, bring them to pet parks, train them, or bathe them. The cows would be so easy to pet and domesticate because they are calm and docile.
 
Young readers will surely enjoy the charm this book brings. Aside from the endearing story and the beautiful artwork, children are encouraged to engage fully with the text by letting their imagination run freely. They can write or illustrate their thoughts on how they can take care of their pet cows and have adventures with them. This is definitely a great exercise to improve kids’ writing and drawing skills. A great addition to children’s collection especially during these stressful times.

Dr. Barbara ten Brink is a native Texan who has lived in Japan, Germany, Maryland, and Virginia. She owns a twenty-acre ranch in Gruene, Texas where she builds fences, hoes cactus, and runs cows. Dr. Brink coordinated science instruction and teacher training for special projects offered to Austin Independent School District, an urban district of 82,000 students. She retired in December of 2019. Dr. Brink has already published several books, including “Traveling with Isaac Newton,” “Choosing the Path of Teaching – A Letter from Mentor to Mentee,” and “The Haiku of Barbara ten Brink.” She is married to Henri A. ten Brink, a lawyer. They have an only child named Sam. For more information about Dr. Brink and her books, visit authorbarbaratenbrink.com.
 
Eight Pound Cows
Barbara ten Brink
Hardcover | $14.99
Paperback | $7.99
E-book | $ 7.99
 
Book copies are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.
 

MEDraysintell Publishes the 8th Edition of Its Nuclear Medicine Report & Directory

 MEDraysintell releases the 8th. Edition of the Nuclear Medicine Report and Directory–2021, a set of three volumes aiming to provide a comprehensive and exhaustive review of the worldwide nuclear medicine landscape, through a detailed analysis of the existing marketed products and through the description and evaluation of the potential of radiopharmaceuticals under clinical or early-stage development and associated companies active in this field.

This new Edition-2021 provides in 3,100 pages a description of 870 products, together with a comprehensive profile of 340 companies active around the world in the radiopharmaceutical industry. The number of direct web links to bibliographical references was increased to 2,700.

– Nuclear Medicine (Part 1) – Marketed Radiopharmaceuticals

– Nuclear Medicine (Part 2) – Clinical Radiopharmaceuticals

– Nuclear Medicine (Part 3) – Early-Stage Radiopharmaceuticals

Additionally, a database containing all the clinal and early-stage radiopharmaceuticals described in the reports can also be provided to assist users in their research.

Detailed table of contents and sample pages are available upon request from Paul-Emmanuel Goethals at peg@medraysintell.com

MEDraysintell estimates that the global market for nuclear medicine reached just over US$ 5.6 billion in 2020, declining by almost 5% compared to 2019. The decline is a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly seen during the first half of 2020. With the lockdown of most of the countries and major restriction on air travels, transport of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals became the main bottleneck to distribute those products to hospitals. However, the situation resumed to almost normal by end of year 2020.

During the past years, an increasing interest from private investors and conventional pharmaceutical industries for the nuclear medicine market continued to be observed, despite the pandemic, of course mainly in the therapeutic area. This led also to some major M&A activities. Over US$ 17 billion were invested in M&A transactions between 2014 and June 2021. Further to the M&A activities, nearly 50 radiopharmaceutical companies were able to raise a total of almost US$ 4 billion from January 2019 to June 2021, to finance their development. New opportunities for development, investments, mergers and acquisitions are just popping up.

Despite the fact that most congresses related to nuclear medicine went virtual in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties in pursuing in-person contacts, MEDraysintell was able to refine its data collection with more accurate information as new information became available. These three documents aim to support the reader in the development of their strategies in this industry.

About MEDraysintell

MEDraysintell is a team of international experts providing first-rate strategic intelligence in nuclear medicine, cyclotron, proton therapy and brachytherapy. We offer the most comprehensive set of reports and directories, with over 4,200 pages of unrivaled intelligence covering some of the most exciting healthcare technologies using radiation for diagnosis and treatment. We offer client-specific intelligence in the field of radiation healthcare, with the upmost knowledge leveraging our extended network of worldwide contacts.

We are proud to support numerous companies globally, helping them to better understand the markets, the competitive environment as well as the potential of merger and acquisitions (M&A) and technology development. We have repeated satisfied clients operating in the field of medical radiation, investment banks and institutional investors, large international consulting firms and university research laboratories.

MEDraysintell was created in 2013 by Paul-Emmanuel Goethals and Richard Zimmermann. It combines a century of experience in radiation healthcare. www.medraysintell.com

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