If you’re looking for insight into the future of the plastics industry, the Plastics News Rising Stars special report are an excellent place to start. This is the publication’s third year of Rising Stars, and the quality continues to shine. The criteria is pretty simple — PN puts out a call for talented young people in the plastics industry, age 35 and below, who are future — or current — leaders. This year, MTD’s Jared Cicio was selected as a Rising Star.
Jared has been with MTD since 2013 and is a recent graduate of the Plastics Technology & Engineering Certificate from the American Injection Molding Institute in Erie, PA. In his article, Jared talks about highs and lows of his plastics career, thus far. He talks about the biggest surprises, challenges, and even the best advice he has received.