Orchard Park, NY, May 9, 2017 – Keith Hechtel, Senior Director of Business Development at Curbell Plastics, Inc. was a featured speaker at the Plastics News “Women Breaking the Mold” Networking Forum. The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Itasca, Illinois. Hechtel discussed the challenges and opportunities women in the industry face and he offered suggestions for both female employees and their supervisors about how to promote the careers of women. Hechtel presented scholarly research on women’s careers and discussed what truly defines a “successful” career to an audience of more than 120.
According to Hechtel, “More and more women are working in professional positions within the plastics industry and they often face challenges different from their male colleagues. Our goal is to share information that can help individual women and their organizations better leverage the talents of women. We were pleased to be part of this event.”
Curbell Plastics, Inc. strategy of investing for the long term and focusing on customer needs has led the organization to grow from a small machine shop to one of the nation’s leading suppliers of plastic materials serving commercial and industrial customers since 1942. Curbell not only supplies plastic materials in nearly every form for thousands of commercial businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies but also provides innovative services, creative problem solving, and next-day delivery. Curbell Plastics has ISO 9001 certification for nine of their locations and corporate headquarters, ITAR and EAR compliance, and their Phoenix, Arizona location is AS9120 certified. A subsidiary of Curbell, Inc., Curbell Plastics is a privately held company with a 75-year history headquartered in Orchard Park, New York.