Alan Pagni Joins General Plastics

Industry R&D veteran to support plastics pioneer’s continuing advancements in chemistry-based solutions

TACOMA, Wash., November 2_, 2012 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named Alan Pagni Supervising Research and Development Chemist. In this capacity, Pagni will supervise the company’s ChemLab projects, including the development of new products and the continuous improvement of existing products. He brings more than eight years of experience in the polyurethane products industry developing new products, improving manufacturing efficiencies and managing products through the commercialization process.

“Hiring an industry veteran of Alan Pagni’s caliber underscores General Plastics’ commitment to ongoing innovation and excellence,” said General Plastics President Bruce Lind. “His unique talents in developing and managing high-impact products will help extend our 70-year track record of propelling our customers’ success through chemistry-based solutions.” 

Pagni came to General Plastics from Willamette Valley Company, where he was a product development chemist for bio-based materials. He reports to Mitch Johnson, General Plastics’ Director of Research and Development. 

About General Plastics Manufacturing Company 
Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for more than 70 years. The company develops and manufactures rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, which include its signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand series and build-to-print composite parts. Through its network of distributors, General Plastics exports products to 25-plus countries for the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine, and renewable energies industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meets such demanding quality systems as NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Visit