George Makrauer - Comad Management Group

Comad Group
George Makrauer, President
Providing Services under Florida Corporation
Comad Property Management LLC

Founded 1972 in Ohio as Comad Corporation.

Industrial, Commercial, Residential Real Estate

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George Makrauer Selected Presentations and Engagements


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Region 5 Waste Minimization/P2 Conference; Successful Integrated Systems Approach to Waste Prevention; February 25-27, 1997; Chicago, Illinois.


University of Cincinnati College of Engineering; Pollution Prevention and Design for Environment; "Pollution Prevention Attitudes and Aptitudes"; June 28, 1995; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Ohio Senate Finance Committee; Roy Ray, Chairman; Hearing on HB 117; Representative speaker in behalf of OTNET funding; May 16, 1995; Columbus, Ohio.


Ohio Educational Broadcasting Awards; 1994-95 OEBIE Awards Judge; May 13, 1995; WVXU-FM, Cincinnati, OH


International Flexographic Technical Association; Fourth International Awards Competition; International Awards Judge; May 26, 1994; Dsseldorf, Germany.


Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; Decision-Maker Luncheon, Manufacturers: Eco-Threat or Lifeblood of the Economy?"; May 5, 1994; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Miami University Sustainability Project; Lecture/seminar, "Pollution Prevention - Attitudes and Aptitudes"; April 20, 1994; Oxford, Ohio.


Pollution Prevention: Making It Work For Cincinnati; sponsored by the Ohio Environmental Council and Ohio EPA; presentation: "Pollution Prevention: How Amko Makes It Work In Cincinnati"; November 13,1993;University of Cincinnati.


The Health Care Dilemma; sponsored by Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Association; An Employer’s View of Problems and Solutions"; April 22, 1993; Cincinnati, Ohio


U.S./Japan BioPlastic Symposium; sponsored by U.S. Feed Grains Council; "BioPlastic Marketing in the U.S. Challenging History-Future Challenges"; November 11, 1992; Tokyo, Japan.


Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Pollution Prevention Workshop for Small Companies; sponsored by USEPA, Ohio EPA, Ohio Technology Transfer Organization, et al; "Pollution Prevention Pays"; July 16, 1992; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Flexographic Technical Association 1992 Annual Forum; Plastic Bag Session Presentation: "Plastic Bags-Lightening Rod for Attacks on a World of Flexographers"; April 26, 1992; Chicago, Illinois.


Flexographic Technical Association 1992 Annual Forum; Wide Web Presentation: Wide Web Opportunities Narrowed by Environmental Misinformation"; April 26, 1992; Chicago, Illinois.


Plastics Recycling Foundation, Board of Directors Meeting; Keynote Presentation: "A Processors Perspective on the Partnership for Plastics Progress (American Plastics Council)", February 19, 1992; Atlanta, Georgia.


California Film Extruders and Converters Association (CFECA) January 1991 Meeting; Presentation: Attacks on Plastic Packaging -Who, Where, Why and How to Address Them'; Jan. 22, 1991; City of Commerce, Cal.


ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International Symposium on the Standardization of Degradable Plastics; Presentation: "The Degradable Plastics Council and Problems Versus Proposed Solutions"; January 15, 1991; Washington, DC


Special Presentation "State of Plastics Industry Image and Communications", November 9, 1990; Danbury, Connecticut; CEOs and COOs of Union Carbide Corporation, Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics, Exxon Chemical, Exxon Polymers, Dow Chemical, Quantum Chemical-USI, and Mobil Chemical.


Greenpeace Press Conference Response; Interviews with national broadcast news organizations to refute errors in Greenpeace report "Breaking Down the Degradable Plastics Scam"; March 14, 1990; Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill; Washington, DC.


Flexographic Technical Association 1990 Annual Forum; Lecture: ‘Government Regulation Too Little or Too Much"; March 5, 1990; New Orleans, Louisiana


University of Lund(Sweden), TEM Organization Flexo-89 Conference; Lecture: "Water Based Ink Printing News From the U.S.A."; November 10, 1989; Malmo, Sweden.


Netherlands Office for Technology Assessment (NOTA) and Erasmus University Study Center for the Environment PRISMA Project; Lecture to Printing Branch: "Making the Changeover from Organic Solvent Based to Water Based Printing Inks in Flexographic Printing on Polyethylene Films'; November 8, 1989; The Hague, The Netherlands.


Netherlands Office for Technology Assessment (NOTA) and Erasmus University Study Center for the Environment; PRISMA Project; Lecture to NOTA staff members: "Methods to Increase Governmental/Industrial Effectiveness in Developing and Implementing Environmentally Sound Manufacturing Systems"; November 8, 1989; The Hague, The Netherlands.


Greater Cincinnati Center for Economic Education Educator Education Program; Lecture: "Plastics and the Environment Facts and Fictions"; September 27, 1989; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association, Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations 1989 Annual Conference; Lecture: "Biodegradable Plastics - Good or Bad?; September 21, 1989; Carroll, Iowa.


Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Bioindustry Development Center of Tokyo, Japan; Ten member delegation visit to Amko Plastics; Lecture: Plastics in Solid Waste Degradable Plastics in the U.S."; April 13, 1989; Cincinnati, Ohio.


University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services; the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment; the Tennessee Valley Authority; and the University of North Carolina Asheville Environmental Quality Institute Waste Reduction Assessment and Technology Transfer Training Program; Two lectures: 1) "Systems Approach to Air Pollution Reduction in the Printing Industry" and 2) "Municipal Solid Waste Issues Plastics and the Environment"; February 17, 1989; Nashville, Tennessee (Montgomery Bell State Park).


Missouri Corn Growers Association 1989 Annual Meeting; Lecture: "New Uses for Corn-Degradable Plastics"; February 6, 1989; Columbia, Missouri.


Iowa Corn Promotion Board Symposium on Corn-Based Degradable Plastics; Lecture: "Starch-Based Plastics Pro's and Corns"; January 9, 1989; Des Moines, Iowa.


Flexographic Technical Association (U.S.) International Ink Conference; Lecture: "Converting From Alcohol to Water Based Inks"; January 12, 1989; Orlando, Florida.


Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs John Glenn, Chairman Hearing on Degradable Plastics; Invited industry expert witness to testify on S.2298, The Agricultural Commodity-Based Plastics Development Act of 1988; September 20, 1988; Washington, D.C.


Technical Research Center of Finland VTT Symposium on Non-Waste Technology; Paper and Lecture: "VOC Reduction in Water Based Ink Printing"; Included discussion of plastics, solid waste and degradable plastics; June 21, 1988; Espoo, Finland.


University of Lund (Sweden), TEM Organization; Conducted day-long seminar for members of industry, government, and special interest groups on 'Reducing Air Pollution Using Water Based Inks in Flexographic Printing"; May 16, 1988; Landskrona, Sweden.


Air Pollution Control Association, Quebec Section, 16th Annual Congress; Paper and Lecture: 'Waster Based Ink Printing of Polyethylene Films"; May 30, 1988; Quebec City, Canada.


University of North Carolina, Water Resources Research Institute Waste Reduction/Pollution Prevention Conference; Paper and Lecture: "Water Based Inks in Flexographic Printing"; March 30, 1988; Raleigh, N.C.


Air Pollution Control Association 1987 Annual Meeting; Paper and Technical Presentation: Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Using Water Based Inks'; June 24, 1987; New York City.


Industrial States Policy Center Seminar on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Reduction and Recycling; Lecture: Using Water Based Inks for Printing"; October 8, 1986; Columbus, Ohio.


Air Pollution Control Association 1986 Annual Meeting; Presentation: lnequities in Stringency of EPA Enforcement of Clean Air Act Standards"; June 24, 1986; Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Flexographic Technical Association of Japan Annual Meeting; Keynote Address: 'U.S. Developments in Flexographic Printing"; November 14, 1985; Tokyo, Japan.


President Ronald Reagan Visit and Business Forum Introductory Co-Speaker; Oct. 3, 1985; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Greater Cincinnati Economic Outlook Conference; '1984 Outlook for Small Business Activity; December 9, 1983; Cincinnati, Ohio.

41. Joint US Congressional Sub-Committee; Hearing on Foreign Imports; October 1980; Washington, DC

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI); Synthetics Conference; panelist on "The Real Economics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene Film Extrusion"; September 17, 1980; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Flexographic Technical Association; 'Principles of Quality Flexography' Workshop; Chairman and Moderator; March 31, 1973; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Flexographic Technical Association; Narrow Web Flexography Seminar; Pre-Press Session Moderator; January 23, 1973; New Orleans, Louisiana.

George Makrauer Selected Articles, Letters to Editor, Other

1. “Cruise line’s penalty was inadequate”; St. Petersburg Times; August 5, 1999; Letter to Editor
2. “Vinyl industry needs to adopt aggressive attitude to survive.” PlasticsNews June 14, 1999. Perspective.
3. “Self-interest detours APC from goals.” PlasticsNews March 22, 1999. Opinion.
4. "Some factors offset recycling concerns; PlasticsNews doesn't get it, again." PlasticsNews October 5, 1998. Letter to Editor.
5. "CFECA should join SPI-PBA alliance." PlasticsNews 6/15/98. Letter to Editor.
6. "Breaking down Greenpeace scam." PlasticsNews June 1, 1998. Letter to Editor.
7. "Egos obscure endocrine debate." PlasticsNews April 13, 1998. Letter to Editor.
8. “Plastics image rides on guts and money.” PlasticsNews March 1998. Letter to Editor.
9. "Recycling not vital to plastics' success." PlasticsNews November 7, 1997: Opinion
10. "That can't be water-based ink; the quality's too good.” Flexo Magazine March 1997: 104-105
11. "It's back to square one in search for city manager.” Treasure Island Today January 2-8, 1997: 1 &4 Author Brian Goff "Among the residents who showed up at the (Commission) meeting, management consultant George Makrauer, a resident of Isle of Capri, expressed amazement that (the city manager applicant) would send a handwritten note. ‘ Particularly a man applying for a job which requires good communication,' he said."
12. "Notable Quotables..." St. Petersburg Times Community & Commerce section for January 1996 (sic) 1997: 12 George Makrauer’s comments about benefits of membership in the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
13. "Remember that HMOs don't exist in a vacuum." St. Petersburg Times December 24, 1996: Opinion 9A Re: Doctors' plan to start HMO is struggling.
14. "Don't curb communications." St. Petersburg Times December 6, 1996: Opinion 23A Re: Free calls over Net called unfair.
15. 'Consumer Packaging More graphics, substrates and challenges ahead for ink manufacturers." Ink World March/April 1995: 43-46 Author Amy Teng. Environmental challenges to ink development for packaging.
16. "Amko's foresight leads to long-term customer benefits." Cincinnati Business Courier February 7-13, 1994: 23 Author Cliff Peale. Pollution prevention activities and impact on customers.
17. "Companies choose waste prevention over cleanup." Greater Cincinnati Business Record January 17-23, 1994: 18 Author: Joseph Shields. Amko Plastics Inc.’s pollution prevention and role of George Makrauer.
18. "Changing APC affiliation a bad move." Plastics News February 21, 1994: 8 Editorial. "In fact, it was a processor, GeorgeMakrauer...who planted the idea for what would become APC..."
19. "APC rethinks its involvement with SPI." PlasticsNews February 21, 1994: front page "George Makrauer... advanced the concept of APC..."
20. 'Flexo and Flexible Packaging." Flexo Magazine December 1993: 16-18
21. "Making products, not pollution." The Columbus DispatchAugust 15, 1993: D1 Author: Scott Powers. Subject: "Companies are volunteering to stop polluting the environment" discusses Amko Plastics Inc. and George Makrauer's work in pollution reduction.
22. Letter. "Terminology Questioned." Paper, Film & Foil Converter December 1992: 14
23. Plastic Bags: A Flexographers Opportunity - An lndustry's Lightning Rod." Flexo Magazine April 1992:18-24 Page 8
24. "Processor planted seed for founding PPP(American Plastics Council)." Plastics News. January 20, 1992: 3 "Lichtenberger has influence, but Makrauer had the idea'
25. 'Polybags: A Bad Wrap?" Confetti July-Aug. 91: 52-54
26. "Plastics Council Fights Degradable Bag War." Cincinnati Enquirer April 2, 1990:D-1 Author: Mike Boyer. Subject: George Makrauer and Degradable Plastics Council.
27. "The Plastic Bogeyman.' Ohio Magazine March 1990: 23-25, 69 Author: Mark Shelton. Subject: George Makrauer and plastics industry issue management.
28. 'Opinion' Column. Converting Magazine January 1990: 6
29. "Perspective" Column. "Multiparty dialogue on plastics essential." Plastics News January 29, 1990: 9
30. "Need Right Thrust on Environment." Paper, Film & Foil Converter December 1989: 6 Author: James R. Martin, Editor. Subject: George Makrauer's observations about industry's recognition of its own achievements
31. 'Perspective' Column. 'Packaging award a poor industry precedent." Plastics News November 6, 1989: 9
32. Letter. "Paper Stories Right." Plastics News August 14, 1989: 9
33. Letter. "Naysayers Beware." Plastics News May 22, 1989: 9
34. "Forger pci plastkassarna.” Arbetet, Landskrona, Sweden May 17, 1988: 1 Author: Ronny Persson. Subject: George Makrauer's pollution prevention work and his lecture/seminar that day.

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George Makrauer introduces President Ronald Reagan at policy speech. October 3, 1985 - Cincinnati, Ohio

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