Hall of Fame Inductee

President John Beaumont inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Nationally known plastics entrepreneur, inventor and educator John Beaumont has been inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame, a part of the Plastics Academy under the auspices of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. Beaumont, President and CEO of Erie, Pa.—based American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute was recently inducted into the Plastics Pioneers Association.

Established in 1972, the Plastics Hall of Fame pays tribute to the men and women who through dedication and perseverance have significantly contributed to the development and growth of the plastics industry over the past century.

Although most of this year’s inductees are retired from the plastics industry, John shows no sign of slowing down yet. The American Injection Molding Institute is his latest endeavor in providing the industry with plastics education.

Beaumont is the founder of the Plastics CAE Center at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. He has co-authored several books, including the Runner and Gating Handbook, Successful Injection Molding and Injection Molding Handbook. John recently retired from Penn State Behrend, where was a professor and the former chair of the Plastics Engineering Technology program.

“The American Injection Molding Institute evolved because of an industry need for a higher level of plastics training and education,” said Beaumont. “The new certification program at the AIM Institute helps bridge the gap from a processing program and a university curriculum. I’m excited for this new chapter in my career because education, especially in the plastics industry, is such a passion of mine.”

Headquartered in Erie, Pa., The American Injection Molding Institute is a pioneer in advanced plastics training and education. Courses offered by the Institute range from fundamental courses to an injection molding certification program. For more information, please visit