In memory: Tom Mohs

June 20, 2016
A plastics industry stalwart has died.
Tom Mohs, 77, founder and chairman of custom thermoformer Placon Corp., Madison, Wis., died on April 29. A lifelong craftsman with passions for boats, machines and cars, Mohs established Placon in his basement with a self-
constructed machine. 
When the company first began, Mohs performed every aspect of the business, and he established a connection with his employees as the company grew. He maintained that bond with employees for the rest of his career. 
He patented the hinged BlisterBox, was an early adopter of recycled content in thin-gauge plastic packaging, built a bottle-washing plant to ensure a supply of recycled PET and marketed his own brand of recycled PET roll stock. Placon celebrated its 50-year anniversary in May. 
Mohs was profiled in the In Other Words feature of Plastic Machinery Magazine's February 2015 issue.
He and his wife of 54 years, Nancy, were supporters of kidney disease research, donating $20,000 to the Nephrology Fund for Excel-
lence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mohs was a graduate and supporter of the university, as well as a supporter of numerous other causes.
He is survived by his wife and their four children; a brother and sister; sisters-in-law; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.