Tom Bezigian holds a B.S. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. He has been affiliated with the converting industry for more than 30 years and has held various positions with Cryovac, Mobil Chemical, James River Corp., Fortifiber Corp., Schoeller Technical Papers, and his own consulting firm PLC Technologies. Tom has R&D, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Expert Witness experience in the blown film, cast film, orienting, extrusion coating, and converting industries. He has had a consulting practice for many years and successfully started and ran Great Lakes Technologies from scratch. He has written many technical papers at various TAPPI conferences worldwide, previously wrote a technical column for Converting magazine, and is the author of TAPPI's "Extrusion Coating Handbook."