• ERIE, PA- Beaumont Technologies, a leader in injection molding education and plastics engineering technologies, today launches a new educational initiative for the plastics injection molding industry. The industry comprising not just manufacturing but those involved with the design and development of plastic parts. Known as the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute, the new education and training organization is designed to provide higher-level education to practicing professionals.

    According to John Beaumont, president and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and founder of the AIM Institute, the mission of the Institute is to help advance injection molding throughout the United States by delivering high-quality science, engineering, and technology-based educational programs to practicing industry professionals. A recent inductee into the Plastics Hall of Fame and former professor and program chair of the Plastics Engineering Technology program at Penn State, Beaumont used both his academic and industry background to develop the AIM Institute.

    “The AIM Institute is uniquely structured, reflecting my 25 years of experience as an educator at Penn State University,” said Beaumont. “The centerpiece of the institute is our high-level multicourse certification program for practicing professionals that are working on the design, development and/or manufacture of plastic products. We also offer a wide range of professional development courses and injection molding simulation training.”

    Among those joining Beaumont on the AIM Institute faculty are Michael Sepe and John Bozzelli, both highly respected plastics industry educators.

    “Sepe and Bozzelli are pioneers in the industry and bring significant educational experience to the AIM Institute,” said Beaumont. “When I approached them about being a part of this new initiative, they both expressed a sincere interest in contributing and were highly enthusiastic about the structure of the certification program and the mission of the AIM Institute.”

    The inaugural class for the AIM Institute certification program is currently underway. Information about upcoming certification courses as well as other educational programs is available at www.AIM.institute.