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Executive leadership taking the THORS path

With more than two decades of working experience in the manufacturing industry, Vice President of Magna Electro Castings Limited, Mal Murugan, shares his experience with THORS training.

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A monomer too far

“Wait, what did you say?”

I was lost yet again. It was the early days of writing the Polymer Fundamentals course, and I had no idea what we were talking about.

“Polyethylene Terephthalate,” my expert, Kevin, patiently replied.

One day, I thought to myself, I was going to be able to say that name and, if lucky, be able to spell it. On that distant day, far out on the edge of near impossibility, I would be a genius who would have mastered the concept of polymers and their chemistry. But the world of polymers was foreign and utterly daunting. I slowly typed out the words, missing letters and looking to Kevin, who spelled the name out for me, again.