30 Under 30 Honors Program: Mentoring in the Next-Generation of Moldmaking Professionals

Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology

Young professionals are vital to the moldmaking industry, and it is important to acknowledge those making strides in shaping the industry’s future. MoldMaking Technology recognizes the industry’s young talent through its 30 Under 30 Honors Program.

We searched for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking, both in their company and in the moldmaking community, and found many more. The emphasis is on leadership and potential leadership—whether for a current employer or overall involvement in the industry—but they are also hardworking industry volunteers and community members who take pride in giving back to the moldmaking industry.

Meet Tri-Par’s own Adem Talic, one of the 2021 30 Under 30 Honorees: 

Adem Talic, Apprentice Moldmaker

Adem found his passion in the world of manufacturing when he started producing zinc components on an A2 press machine.

Although he liked this work, he quickly realized the importance of expanding his knowledge and skills if he wanted to excel and grow in machining. Because of this, he joined the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA, Schaumburg, Illinois) training program at his own expense. This training introduced Adem to the world of plastics and moldmaking.

He joined a mold shop apprenticeship program and quickly discovered that he wanted to learn more. After staying on for a year, he was given the opportunity to join Tri-Par Die and Mold’s program. Adem joined Tri-Par Die and Mold two years ago.

He has been an enthusiastic member of the moldmaking team with a can-do attitude. He has an eye for detail and continues to build up his skills. He enjoys the hands-on work of creating with a special interest in milling and grinding. Adem is also in the Army Reserves after joining in July 2019. He is well on his way to becoming a lead moldmaker.