SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, Danbury, Connecticut, has announced a four-year extension of its employment contract with Eve Vitale, SPE Foundation’s chief executive.
SPE CEO Patrick Farrey noted that, under Vitale’s leadership, the SPE Foundation has flourished. Vitale’s focus on scholarships and grants has encouraged many young people to enter the plastics-industry workforce. Her efforts to expand the PlastiVan® program continue to “change the perception of plastics one classroom at a time.” And her leadership on SPE’s new diversity, inclusion and equity programs are leading the organization toward a more representative Society and industry.
The new contract for Vitale will run through Dec. 31, 2024. She joined SPE in 2016.
The SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding quality educational programs, grants and scholarships emphasizing science, engineering, sustainability and manufacturing while working to create inclusive opportunities for students around the world.