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SPE RETAINS CONSULTING FIRM KELLEN IN SEARCH FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NEWTOWN, CT U.S.A (August 25, 2011) —The Society of Plastics Engineers announced today that it has retained the international professional services firm Kellen Company to work with SPE leadership in the search for a new Executive Director to replace Susan Oderwald, who will be departing at the end of the year.

Kellen will also consult with SPE on its major strategic initiatives, including global expansion, technology assessment, and increased member engagement.

“Working with Kellen Company will ensure that SPE identifies Executive Director candidates who possess the global plastics industry experience and management expertise necessary to lead and grow SPE,” said Russell Broome, SPE’s 2011-12 President. “As a specialist in professional association management, Kellen will also serve as a valuable resource in our program to build new capabilities for serving the expanding international community of SPE members.”

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THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 60 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org.

KELLEN COMPANY is a leading global professional services company providing association management, strategic consulting and customized solutions to a substantial and diversified client base that includes associations, societies, foundations, charities, corporations and entrepreneurs. Founded in 1964, the firm maintains offices in Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Brussels, Beijing and Singapore. www.kellencompany.com.