Solutions for Sustainability-MKE SPE Chase Plastics’ Bill Parent Live @ Western Racquet Club
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join the Milwaukee chapter of SPE as we welcome Chase Plastics’ Bill Parent to talk about the choices we have for plastics and sustainability. Bill will provide an overview of Bioplastics
which is a family of materials that can further be split into two groups: biobased (beginning of life) and biodegradable (end of life). He will go into more detail about our choices for improving the carbon footprint we have on the earth.

Bill Parent


Bill Parent is the Senior Technical Development Engineer for Chase Plastics.  Bill is based out of the greater Chicago area and has over 30 years of experience in the plastic injection molding industry. His background is in both tooling as well as injection molding. His current role with Chase Plastics is spent in application development engineering (material selection, design reviews, etc.) at the OEM and Tier levels, as well as technical service and process troubleshooting support at the molder level


WHEN: March 21, 2024

WHERE: Western Racquet Club, 1800 Highland Drive, Elm Grove, WI 53122

COST: $35 for SPE Members; $45 for non-SPE members

DINNER: included

5:30 registration and socializing

6:00 dinner

6:30 presentation


Milwaukee SPE Education Night April 16th @ Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Education Center
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the Milwaukee SPE Education Night on April 16th from 3:30-9:00 pm at Waukesha Technical College – Richard T. Anderson Education Center – 800 Main Street Pewaukee, WI 53072. For schedule, read more!
Schedule & Times

Milwaukee SPE Education Night
Tuesday April 16th, 3:30-9:00 pm
Place – Waukesha Technical Technical College
Richard T. Anderson Education Center
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072


3:30 – 5:30 PM Tour the WCTC Manufacturing labs – Dennis Pollari – WCTC Instructor (Meet in Richard T Anderson Education Center Lobby for Tours)

4:30 – 6:00 PM Registration Networking/ View Table Tops

6:00 PM – Welcome- Ray Ciezki
Dinner – Buffet with Dessert/beverages

6:30 PM Educator of the Year Recognition – Travis Sossaman – UW Platteville

6:45 PM Keynote Speaker- Mark Wolverton – SPE Plastivan – Education In and For the Plastics Industry. The plastics industry is ready for you and your students!

7:20 PM “Wonders of Plastics” Essay Winners, Scholarships and Student Awards/Prize Drawings.

7:45 -9:00 PM Additional time to view tables/Network

Drawings at Education Night

College students in attendance will be eligible for 3 – $250 Jack Hill Grants. College Students will be eligible for additional Gift card drawings.


SPE Members – $35.00
Guest w/member – $25.00
Non Members -$40.00

Mark Wolverton- Bio 

Mark Wolverton is currently an Educator with the PlastiVan program, offered by the SPE Foundation.

He joined PlastiVanafter a 45-year career in Technical Service and Applications Development. Mark’s career includes LNP Engineering Plastics,Vista Performance Polymers, Black & Decker Household Products, Riddell Corporation, Montell, Huntsman/FHR Polymersand ALBIS/MOCOM. Mark earned his B.S in Materials Engineering at Drexel University, graduating in 1977. He was an undergraduate scholar of the Rotary Foundation, spending a year at the University of Liverpool. Mark is the SPE-Milwaukee Educator of the Year for 2023. He is an Honored Service Member of SPE, past president for SPE Chicago Section, past chair for SPE Product Design and Development Division and a member of Plastics Pioneers Association. His retirement interests include consulting, golf, scuba diving, coaching and shooting target archery.

FREE table top displays available on a first come first serve basis. Show off your company or as a recruitment tool for the attending college and Technical school attendees. Contact Ray Ciezki – 262-370-0485 to reserve your table.

Students, Parents and Educators are Free! Students, Parents and Teachers can register for the event by – emailing Ray Ciezki at or calling Ray Ciezki @ 262-370-0485