IAPD: 2012 Paul Davis Award of Merit for Chip Whitfield
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), Overland Park, KS, USA, the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacture of engineering plastics, has named Owen "Chip" Whitfield Jr. as its 2012 Paul Davis Award of Merit recipient.
On behalf of IAPD and the plastics distribution industry, Whitfield received the prestigious Paul Davis Award of Merit for 2012 at IAPD’s Annual Convention in Chicago. Presented by Pat Foose of Georg Fischer Harvel, LLC, the 2011 Paul Davis Award of Merit recipient, Whitfield was honored for his many years of outstanding personal and professional contributions to the association and the plastics industry.
Through his leadership and support of the association, Whitfield has made immeasurable contributions to IAPD. He served for two years on the IAPD Board until his company merged with Regal West, then rejoined the Board in 2007. During his tenure as Chair of the IAPD Change Committee, Whitfield received the 2007 Pacesetter Award for his tireless work with IAPD’s various membership segments that ultimately changed the entire direction of the association. Whitfield extended his efforts to the Industry Research and Benchmarking Committee where he diligently worked to collect important data for the members in areas such as market sizing and key financial ratios.
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