Stephen Dawkins has an extensive background in plastics which began in 1974 in toolmaking followed by many years spent in the design of components and their associated tooling. He continues his work in the industry through his position as Head Teacher of Polymers at Lidcombe College, SWSi TAFE. In this position he manages training for the industry which covers the disciplines of injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion with courses ranging from Certificate 1 in Polymer Processing through to a Diploma in Polymer Technology. Along with these mainstream courses, he has developed and run short course specifically for PIMA. Stephen has been a director of PIMA since 2007 and is committed to providing quality educational and training programs for the industry together with his work on the PIMA Board.