"Solving Your Extrusion Needs"
Daniel Cykana, Chief Principle Extrusion Specialist
The Chief Principle Extrusion Specialist, Daniel Cykana, has dedicated his career of 45 years in Profile Extrusion and Process Improvement. Listed below are highlights of his career.
Peter F. Bemis (Plastics Hall of Fame 2008) has allowed Daniel to teach Basic and Advanced Extrusion Processing to the industry through the SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) teaching Statistical Process Control and its many uses in the extrusion process.
Both Peter and Daniel are proponents of Dr. Edward Deming and his philosophy of Continuous Improvement.
Daniel has spent the last 31 years at Bemis Manufacturing Company (www.bemisplastics.com) who are a world class plastics manufacturing company, specializing in Injection-Molding, Extrusion, and Compression-Molding serving many market segments.
-Process Development/Die Design @ Northland Plastics Inc. 1964-1970
-Plant Mgr., (Development & Production) @ Northland Plastics Inc. 1970-1974
-Director of Manufacturing @ Northland Plastics Inc. 1974-1978
-Mfg. Support Mgr. @ Bemis Mfg. Co. 1978-1982
-Engineering Mgr. @ Bemis Mfg. Co. 1982-2000
-Director of Engineering @ Bemis Mfg. Co. 2000-2009
•Society of Plastics Engineers Member for 35 years
•Senior Member of the SPE for 25 years
•Served on Extrusion Board of Directors for SPE for 13 years (TPC, Chair)
•Served as Honored Service Chair, Seminars Chair, & International Chair (BOD)
•Educational Seminars on Extrusion for SPE for 13 years
•Served as Vice-President for SPE, Executive Committee 2007-2009
•Lectured around the world, (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, Austria, Thailand)
•Numerous "White Papers" and lectures in North America (Compliments of Bemis Mfg. Co.)
•Assists Dr. Chris Rauwendaal with Die Design Seminars
•Co-Author of "SPE Process Technology and Troubleshooting Guide"
Extrusion Solutions has additional vast resources to supply specialists in the following areas:
•Die Design (Commodity thermoplastics to Engineering Grade Polymers)
•Processing (Downstream, Calibration and in-line punching)
•Line automation ("Pick n Place" to Robotics)
•Material Specialists (Material analazation, compounding)
•Setup Technician Specialist to assist line startup & string-up procedures
•Troubleshooting (Root Cause Analysis) of Extrusion Process
•Part Design (Design for Functionality, Design for the Environment, (dFe) Design for Disassembly)
•Quality Control Procedures
•Part Failure Analysis
•Statistical Process Control
•Training of Engineers and Setup Technicians (On the Floor training & classroom)
•Expert Witness Testimony
All members of our staff are professional leaders in their areas and will help you succeed in improving your extrusion process. We look forward to assisting you in your needs.