Dominick V. Rosato
A prolific writer of technical books and materials and pioneer in early military applications of plastics, Dominick Rosato has studied and been involved in nearly every aspect of plastics engineering.
He started in tool making with Schram Industries. Rosato was then commissioned into the Army Air Force and assigned to the Nonmetallic Structures and Materials Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH during World War II and later during the Korean War was deputy chief of Plastics R & D. From this experience came a life-long love of plastics engineering, especially in the composites field. As Director of Plastics R & D for Raybestos-Manhattan from 1954-1963, he worked on early space applications for plastics and composites. He published his first book, on industrial uses of asbestos in high-performance plastics, in 1954.
During the period of 1963 to1974, Rosato worked for Ingersoll Rand, then a major injection molding equipment supplier, as director of international sales and marketing, while concurrently serving as technical editor of Plastics World magazine. He now maintains a consulting business.
Selected career highlights:
- Published 25 industry handbooks and reference texts, on subjects in plastics technology, mechanical engineering, blow molding, product design, injection molding, composites design and manufacturing, filament winding, environmental effects on plastics, and extrusion.
- Contributed chapters to 45 other plastics Technical books and prepared more than 2000 articles, papers, and presentations.
- Founded and developed materials for U. Mass Lowell’s 21 Plastics Seminars and Workshop programs.
- Revamped and taught plastics materials, process, and design courses at the Rhode Island School of Design.