SPE is excited to welcome Juliana Montoya as the new Content Director for Plastics Engineering (PE). With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Materials Engineering, Montoya brings a wealth of expertise and a creative viewpoint to the publication.
Montoya's journey in the world of plastics includes spearheading research and development in polymeric materials to mastering the intricacies of simulation engineering for plastic and ceramic injection processes.
Prior to joining SPE, Montoya was the Editor-in-Chief of El Empaque +Conversion magazine in Latin America for three years. Her editorial prowess extends beyond borders, with over five years of contributing as an editorial reviewer and content writer for technical books and scientific articles. Her diverse experiences have shaped her into a trailblazer in the plastics field.
Currently serving as an independent packaging and sustainability consultant and speaker, Montoya is poised to bring a fresh perspective focused on innovation to Plastics Engineering. Patrick Farrey, SPE's CEO, expressed enthusiasm about Montoya's appointment, stating, "Juliana’s expertise is the perfect fit for Plastics Engineering. Her incredible base of knowledge will be pivotal in delivering cutting-edge technical information and news to our readers, keeping them abreast of emerging trends and technologies in the plastics field. SPE looks forward to the insights and transformative impact Montoya will bring to the forefront."
Montoya's impressive editorial track record includes articles published in the prestigious Journal Q1 Elsevier-Additive Manufacturing. She is also a co-author of Manufactura aditiva: tendencias, retos y caso de estudio en impresión 3D de hidrocoloides, featured in the book Manufactura y gestion de ciclo de vida del producto PLM, published by the Instituto Técnico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia.
Expressing her excitement about joining SPE, Montoya said, "It’s an honor to be part of SPE. I am genuinely looking forward to contributing to the work they do in the world of plastics!"
Montoya graduated from the B.Sc. program at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia with a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering focused on Polymers Engineering from the same university. She currently resides in Bogotá.
Montoya officially assumed her role with Plastics Engineering in early January, marking the beginning of a new chapter for both her and the all-digital publication.