SPEAKER INTERVIEW: Todd Bryant, Paulson Training Programs

Todd Bryant

In our latest speaker interview, we spoke to Todd Bryant, Senior Instructor & Technical Developer for Paulson Training Programs.

Paulson Training provides injection molding expertise to thousands of companies in the plastic manufacturing industry. They offer interactive eLearning solutions with exclusive injection molding machine simulation software, as well as on-site and virtual instructor-led Certification seminars. Paulson develops world-class plastic manufacturing talent, leading to profit and growth.  


What do you think sets your company apart from your competitors?  

Paulson’s unique blend of hands-on training, interactive courseware, and software simulation creates an expert workforce efficiently, effectively, and in the shortest possible time. Comprehensive knowledge and expertise, based on decades of proven data and research, is our singular product and our 47 years in the business and thousands of success stories speak for themselves.  


Are there any new technology developments that your company is working on at the moment?  

Paulson continues to expand various language offerings for a global training solution. Our injection molding simulation product line, SkillBuilder and SimTech are both now available in Spanish, and we are constantly adding in new capabilities and new lab lessons into this revolutionary simulation software. Additionally, our training is on demand 24/7 anywhere in the world, with over 30 countries currently utilizing our training. 


What are the biggest challenges facing the injection molding industry today, and how can this be overcome?  

Now more than ever, we are feeling the pressures of being a good steward of the planet. Plastic waste must be reduced. As an industry, we must work on solutions to minimize our negative impact and maximize the benefit our products and services provided to society. There are vast and many benefits of plastics, and we as an industry do a poor job of messaging them currently. A coordinated effort in reducing waste and increasing public awareness is required. I will add a plug, that our science based training actually helps reduce plastic waste for companies. 


How do you see the sector developing in the next five to ten years?  

The environmental and public pressures of reducing waste, increasing re-useability and considering product life cycles are immutable. We will become leaner and more conscious of the product life cycle. Minimizing material usage, considering alternative materials (biodegradable) and considering the end life of each product will be paramount. 


You are speaking at the Injection Molding and Design Expo, what are you most looking forward to?  

The greatest satisfaction in attending shows and conference is always meeting customers and potential customers to identify their unique challenges and working together to find a solution that will enable them to prosper. Almost every injection molding company suffers from a lack of molding expertise. One or two experts isn’t enough. Paulson Training creates actionable content designed to develop a plant full of experts. That is what we look forward to.

Join Todd at his training seminar on: Gain troubleshooting and profitable training strategies by understanding the four plastic variables in injection molding technology, at the Injection Molding and Design Expo conference.