In the late 1960s, about the time that Dustin Hoffman's character in the film "The Graduate" got an unsolicited tip about the plastics industry, Michael Lezenski also received some career advice:

"Technology," a friend said to him. "There might be a future in the field." Happily, Mr. Lezenski says, he heeded the prediction.

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