IAPD: Plastics Industry Association Executive Meeting
IAPD Executive Director Susan E. Avery, CAE, joined leaders from 11 other associations for a “Plastics Industry Association Executive Meeting" at NPE2012 in Orlando, FL, USA. The meeting was hosted by SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux with the majority of leaders from the major plastics industry trade associations from the United States, Canada and Mexico in attendance. Present were Steven Russell, of the American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division; Richard Doyle of The Vinyl Institute; Richard Church of the Plastics Pipe and Fittings Association; Carol Hochu of The Canadian Plastics Industry Association; Dean Thompson of Resilient Floor Covering Institute; Bruce Hollands of Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association; Willem De Vos of the Society of Plastics Engineers; William Carteaux of Society of Plastics Industry; Luis Gerardo Alverex Espinoza of Anipac, Tony Radoszewski of the Plastics Pipe Institute; Tom Dobbins of American Composites Manufacturers Association; and Susan Avery, CAE, of the International Association of Plastics Distribution.
The gathering featured a roundtable discussion on potential areas of cooperation. Everyone in attendance agreed to a future of increased collaboration on plastics issues common to all of their constituents including a joint effort to increase the value of their memberships and provide a unified leadership entity to the entire industry. The plastics industry executives agreed to meet again within the next couple months in Washington, D.C., USA, to continue discussions on how to precede in future collaboration.
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), Overland Park, KS, founded in 1956, is an international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacture of plastics materials.
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