Entrepreneurship, innovation, advanced materials & manufacturing

Dr. Tom Brady
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Plastic Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Tom Brady is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI). PTI employs more than 200 people worldwide and is recognized for its expertise in plastic packaging, plastics technology development, plastics recycling, and specialty product manufacturing. Dr. Brady was a founding board member of the Toledo Technology Academy, serves on the board for Toledo School for the Arts, and chairs the Governance Board for Toledo Early College High School, a joint venture between the University of Toledo and the Toledo Public Schools. Dr. Brady received his BS and MS degrees in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. in Plastic Materials Engineering from the University of Michigan. He was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year in 1989 and as Manager of the Year in 1996. Dr. Brady was inducted into both the Society of Plastics Industry Hall of Fame and the Plastic Machine Manufacturers Institute Packaging Hall of Fame during 2012. Division.