Technology alumni Joe Ricks ’05 and Ryan Ondrey ’15 of Ring Container Technologies in Rockford returned to the Department of Technology to present to the TEC 392 (Manufacturing Organization and Management) capstone course on April 6, 2017.

Later in the day, they interviewed graduating Engineering Technology students for positions such as manufacturing engineers, maintenance technicians and industrial engineers for their plants in Rockford, Kankakee, and Decatur. Currently, the Rockford plant is adding three additional production lines. In addition, Ring Container Technologies is building three new plants across the United States later this year.

One of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America, Ring Container Technologies is dedicated to developing sustainable solutions for the consumer packaging industry. The company encourages leadership, innovation, and a good work environment while maintaining their commitment to fiscal, social and environmental responsibility.

Ricks remains a steadfast advocate of the Engineering Technology program and an industry member of the Engineering Technology Advisory Board.