Michael F. X. Gigliotti - Pg 23
The international reputation of Michael Gigliotti and his small company, led to his being requested to provide pro bono services to a number of enterprises, such as
the Plastics Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
the major effort by the Republic of China to become educated and knowledgeable about plastics packaging and plastics manufacturing processes, which included creating the first IPPCONEX 'International Plastics Packaging Conference and Exposition' in Beijing; creation of and support to China Association for Science and Technology; the government's aeronautical and plastic-forming research operations.
The Eisenhower Foundation's People-To-People program, for which Gigliotti organized and led two three-week delegations to Japan, China and Korea in the mid-1980s.
Preparing and presenting more than 50 technical and commercial papers, regarding environmental, educational, plastics performance, and food packaging issues, at national and international conferences and events: England, Belgium, Germany, France, South Africa, Singapore, Canada, Algiers, Israel, Switzerland.
Gigliotti retired from and closed MGA in 2002 and has finally settled down, at least a little bit. He is active in the Plastics Pioneers Association, and along with Miriam and daughter Valerie published and maintained the arduous task of updating the Who's Who of the Plastics Pioneers Association.
Gigliotti was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2003 and, one year later, received the Stevens Honor Award 2004. Gigliotti remembers when his first professor at Stevens Institute of Technology told him that he would fail, and since that day Michael has done nothing but achieve success and recognition for his abilities to plan, organize, implement and successfully complete projects that often appeared as daunting as completing school at Stevens.
Gigliotti is the author of over 50 articles and papers ranging in subject matter from high school and college technical curricula, to building codes and building products, barrier polymers and plastic beverage containers, solid waste and recycling, to worldwide packaging trends, corporate restructuring and planning, and new business development. He has presented papers at conferences organized by Packaging Strategies, Ryder, Schotland and the PIA series of FoodPlas, ConstructionPlas and RecyclingPlas.
He has been published in virtually every major packaging journal including Modern Plastics, Modern Plastic International, Food Packaging, Beverage World, Engineering Education, and Professional Engineer.
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