WIRE NEWS WN February 2018 - Page 10

Donald C. Graham, Leading Industry Entrepreneur and Founder of Graham Engineering is Elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame Donald C. (Don) Graham, the founder of Graham Engineering Corporation and The Graham Group, has been elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame. His induction will take place at a ceremony held this May in Orlando, FL during NPE2018. Graham Engineering was established in 1960 in the basement of a rented farmhouse in Dover, PA with little capital and one employee. From this emerged several leading, global manufacturing businesses, spanning packaging, capital equipment and building products, generating several billion dollars in annual revenue. Today, Graham Packaging is owned by Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. while Graham Engineering and Graham Architectural Products continue to be family-owned operating companies within The Graham Group. The Graham Group has also spawned several independently-managed investment management businesses. Graham Capital manages a $2.0 billion portfolio of investments in marketable securities and alternative investment funds for The Graham Group, while also overseeing the operating businesses and direct investment portfolio of The Graham Group.  Graham Partners and Inverness Graham are independent registered investment advisors which manage approximately $2.5 billion in committed private equity capital and co-investment funds, principally on behalf of institutional investors, while Striker Partners, YSC Sports, and Graham Software Development are involved with direct investments and operating interests in a variety of sectors, including sports, education, and information 10 WIRE NEWS February 2018 Donald C. Graham technology.  At age 84, Donald Graham remains actively involved on portfolio company boards and works closely with all members of the Group. Graham Engineering’s core business is the manufacture of high-speed plastics processing machinery for customers worldwide. In addition to its flagship blow molding brand, the company