With deep sorrow, Routsis Training announces the unexpected passing of its founder Andrew “Andy” Routsis. Andy passed peacefully in his sleep on November 4, 2021. He spent his lifetime working in the plastics industry, which he loved.
As President of Routsis Training, Andy has played a vital leadership role in the industry since the 1980s— providing guidance to companies worldwide, both large and small. Andy helped develop innovative training methods and an extensive library of online training courses — used by thousands of individuals around the globe.
Andy was a proud alumnus of the Plastics Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught as an adjunct professor. He was also active in various trade associations and regularly spoke at industry events.
Andy truly enjoyed working, helping others, and forging great relationships. He also took great pride in his team at Routsis Training, many of whom have worked with Andy for over 25 years.
At this time, Steve Murphy will be stepping in to lead Routsis Training. Steve has 40+ years of experience in the plastics industry and has worked with Andy and his team since the 1990s. The company will continue Andy’s legacy of providing industry-leading training to plastics personnel and helping companies increase efficiency and profitability.
Andy will be greatly missed.