Next-Generation Moldmaking Professionals Are Making a Difference

Moldmaking may be known as a one-off industry, but that is not an accurate description of the current employment landscape across many mold shops. Those who are under the age of 30 are entering and staying in this niche trade, and I believe it's time to recognize 2021's new faces in moldmaking.

To do this, MoldMaking Technology is bringing back its 30 Under 30 Honors Program, which was developed to help recognize the influx of young talent making an impact on the moldmaking community.

Commitment, work ethic and passion are widespread traits in the mold manufacturing community. This year has been especially hard on many, but some have risen above despite the hardships. Leadership, understanding and community involvement have been key characteristics of the next generation as they continue to manage work and personal lives during these challenging times.

Bringing back our program from 2018, MoldMaking Technology is looking for more 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in mold manufacturing, both in their company and in the moldmaking community, and we need your help. Now more than ever is the time to recognize the next generation of leaders and innovators in our midst, and nominate potential winners.

The program’s emphasis is on leadership and potential leadership—whether for a current employer or overall involvement in the industry. Nominees may also be hardworking industry volunteers and community members who know how to give back to the moldmaking industry.

From your nominations, MMT will select 30 young people in the moldmaking industry who are striving to be the next generation of leaders and innovators. We will recognize them in MMT throughout the 2021 calendar year, as well as at special events.

Think of co-workers and colleagues—anyone who matches the criteria—and nominate someone you believe is deserving. Nominees must be under the age of 30 as of June 1, 2021. Honorees will be chosen based on the nomination's quality, not the number of nominations.

The deadline for nominations is March 19, 2021! Nominate at

Next-Generation Moldmaking Professionals Are Making a Difference