We are pleased to announce that Charlie Sears was recently named into the Plastics Hall of Fame. The Plastics Academy just announced the names of six new posthumous members: Charlie Sears as well as Howard Irvin, Ronald Saxton, Walt Schrenk, Bill Stoesser and Dennis Tully.
The posthumous members will be inducted at a March 24 dinner at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington. The ceremony will be part of the Spring National Board Meeting of the Plastics Industry Association.
“These new posthumous inductees proudly represent the length and breadth of our great industry, with a wealth of accomplishments in polymer science, engineering, manufacturing, equipment design and business management,” said Jay Gardiner, president of the Plastics Academy. “Each individual has been elected by the living members of the Hall of Fame after a lengthy screening process.”
Charles Sears, was the founder of Dri-Air Industries Inc., a leader in compressed air and desiccant dryer equipment. A pioneer in the auxiliary equipment industry, Sears developed the two-bed and four-bed desiccant dryer system. He had more than 40 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of drying equipment.
“Charlie was a devoted engineer and businessman who was dedicated to taking care of his customers, employees, and industry,” said Jason Sears, President of Dri-Air. “We are so proud of his accomplishments and our whole organization is committed to carrying on his work that started so many decades ago.”