In 1907 Leo Baekeland changed the world. Today I have the pleasure to speak to his great grandson producer Hugh Karraker. Read on as Hugh shares a story with great relevance for today, the Leo Baekeland legacy.
David: Hello Hugh, congratulations on your film All Things Bakelite. The film is about your great grandfather Leo Baekeland. Tell me why is his story important?
Hugh: He was a game changer. Our lives would be very different without LHB’s invention. I admire that he thought outside the box and took well considered risks to achieve his goals. This makes his story an important inspirational and educational asset worldwide. Also, if people know more about the history of plastic, they’re less inclined to misuse it.