Certus acquires Paulson Training 

March 25, 2024
The company has been educating plastics professionals for more than 50 years.

Scientific injection molding training firm Paulson Training has been acquired by Certus, a professional training and certification platform based in Orlando, Fla. 

“We are delighted and thrilled to join Certus in helping to expand their mission of bridging the skills gap,” said Karen Paulson, president of Paulson Training. “Founded by my father, Paulson has built a legacy and reputation of innovation, research and unwavering commitment to excellence. Through our training solutions, we’ve impacted the livelihoods of thousands of individuals and plastics professionals on a global scale. We are very proud of our efforts and are excited for this next era of growth, considering it a privilege to deliver even greater value for our customers.” 

Paulson will continue to serve its customers through its current brand and services, now with the added support of the Certus platform. 

In a press release, Certus said the acquisition will deepen and expand its portfolio of industrial skills and simulations offerings while also enhancing both companies' abilities to serve customers in manufacturing, automotive and medical industries. 

“We are adding a talented team that has revolutionized their industry, and we are excited to have them join our business-to-business portfolio of brands,” said Holly Falcaro, executive vice president at Certus. “We see a very real opportunity to scale the Paulson business and leverage our joint capabilities to offer new and enhanced solutions to our learners.” 

Paulson Training has provided training solutions for nearly 50 years. Its experienced team and science-based content library, including their advanced simulation technology, SimTech, has helped educate and upskill more than 50,000 plastics professionals across 5,000 companies. The company and curriculum were originally developed by Donald Paulsona 2021 inductee to the Plastics Hall of Fame.