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Biographical entry Menzel, Stanley William Otto (1926 - 2001)

9 July 1926
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
January 2001


Stanley Menzel was co-founder of Iplex Plastic Industries Ltd Adelaide 1949-1969 and has been Chairman of Rib Loc Group Limited since 1985. He was a prolific inventor of more than 40 patents relating to plastic piping and irrigation concepts.


Born 9 July 1926. Died Adelaide, January 2001. OBE 1983, AO 1988. Educated South Australian Institute of Technology. Co-Founder Iplex Plastic Industries Ltd Adelaide 1949-69, Director, Reed Consolidated Industries Ltd 1969-78, Managing Director, Reed Irrigation Systems, Reed Building Products, Iplex Plastics Industries 1969-78, Chief Executive Officer, Rib Loc Group Ltd 1980-94, chairman since 1985. Board member, South Australian Research and Development Institute 1993-, member, South Australian Premier's Export Advisory Council 1990-, chairman, Plastic Pipe and Fittings Manufacturers Association 1967-69.

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