Jim Throne is now doing business as Sherwood Technologies, Dunedin Florida. His consultancy focuses on advanced plastics processing technologies, including thermoforming, foam processing and rotational molding.
He was a Fellow of the SPE, Fellow of IoM3 (England), and Chartered Scientist (England). He was SPE Thermoformer of the Year 2000. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the SPE European Thermoforming Division in 2004 for his technical contributions to the international thermoforming industry. In 2004, he was inducted into the Plastic Pioneers Association.
He has published ten books in polymer processing, including four in thermoforming and two in thermoplastic foam processing. He holds nine US patents, including two in thermoplastic foams and a fundamental one in thermoforming CPET. He has written more than a dozen technical book chapters and has published and presented nearly 200 technical papers. He was Technical Editor of SPE Thermoforming Quarterly and Editor of SPE Rotational Molding Division Newsletter.
His BS is in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. His MChE and PhD in Chemical Engineering are from University of Delaware.