Martin Stark To Be Inducted Into The Plastics Academy Hall of Fame


Martin Stark, Chairman of BEKUM America Corporation is among a group of 10 distinguished individuals who were inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) in Orlando/Florida, USA.


Martin has devoted more than 48 years of his professional career to the growth and internationalization of the plastics industry. His love affair with the industry began in 1969 when he immigrated to the United States from Germany. It was then that he began a successful career, initially at the Battenfeld Corporation of America in Skokie, Illinois, where he learned about the plastics industry, and developed his outstanding leadership skills. In 1981, Martin Stark moved to BEKUM America Corporation. Through Martin’s leadership, BEKUM America’s reputation grew quickly, establishing the company as the most influential blow moulding manufacturer in North America, providing not only innovation and quality products, but also “world class service,” a reputation it continues to maintain in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

While growing BEKUM America as North America’s top blow moulding manufacturer, Martin Stark continued his leadership in the Plastics Industry Association, expanding public awareness to the significant contributions the plastics industry has on our everyday lives, via launching open houses to the public to increase knowledge of the benefits of plastic materials, including recyclability. Through his leadership, BEKUM developed ties to Major US Universities and local Community Colleges.

Martin’s proudest accomplishment was the introduction of a German-style four-year Apprenticeship Program, which has assisted BEKUM to “grow its own.”
We congratulate Martin Stark to his induction in the Plastics Hall of Fame and we thank him for his extraordinary engagement for BEKUM and his developments in the plastics industry.

View the video of the ceremony Martin Stark Plastic Award Ceremony


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