IAPD Committees, Councils and CIGs

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Committees

Convention Committee

The Convention and Expo Committee serves as the advisory group for education during the Annual Convention, provides direction on the site selection process and serves as the policy review board for the Annual Convention.


  • Chair: Karen L. DeBard, CPMR, Martino Marketing Group
  • Member: John Cavanaugh, Alexander Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • Member: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Patricia Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Andrea Hermann, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Alicia Spence, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: Karen Brock-Amoah, SIMONA AMERICA Group
Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee provides guidance and review for editorial and advertising content in the print and digital editions of Performance Plastics magazine. The committee also collaborates on content matters with other committees to provide for more synergy in all of the content IAPD provides.

 

  • Chair: Courtney Kincaid, Polymershapes
  • Member: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation
  • Member: Tony Martin, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Member: Jeffrey Mikitka, Mitsubishi Chemical Group - Engineered Shapes & Solutions
  • Member: Bryan Olin, Polymer Industries
  • Member: George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales
  • Member: Beth Summers, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Ed Townsend, Braskem
  • Member: Amy Wooward, Piedmont Plastics
  • Board Liaison: Ken Schwartz, Covestro LLC – Specialty Films
Education Committee

The Education Committee conceives and develops all the educational programs and services provided by IAPD University, including the Level I and Level II Performance Plastics Certificate Program, the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program, the PVF Certificate Program, the Introduction to Plastics and the online onboarding, sales and safety training.

 

  • Chair: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Vice Chair: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates, Inc.
  • Member: Patrick Castrechini, Plastic Solutions, Inc.
  • Member: Russell R. Consentino, CPMR, Plastic Solutions, Inc.
  • Member: Dale D. Delmage, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Rick Horton, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Mike McKenna, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: Jesus Montemayor, Tecnica Industrial de Polimeros S.A. de C.V
  • Member: Suzette Plaisted, Polymershapes
  • Member: Jesse Rivera, Industrial Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Chad Roberts, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales
  • Board Liaison: Chris Corona, CartierWilson LLC
Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee encourages IAPD members to adopt green business practices, provides education about the sustainability of plastics and promotes the environmentally friendly qualities of plastics to the public.


  • Co-Chair: Jama Fabry, Cope Plastics Processing Center
  • Co-Chair: Jim Pro, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Chris Domanski, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Mick Fisher, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Eric Hausserman, Rowmark LLC
  • Member: John Homa, Indelco Plastics
  • Member: Lauren Klokkevold, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: James Kohler, Mitsubishi Chemical Group - Engineered Shapes & Solutions
  • Member:  Don McMillan, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: John Rogan, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products
  • Member: Mark Shriver, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Erica Wright, Finger Lakes Extrusion Corporation
  • Board Liaison: Richard Miller, Braskem
Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee guides IAPD in its efforts to fight plastics deselection, anti-plastics campaigns and any future legislation that would impact the business of IAPD’s members. The committee promotes grassroots efforts among member companies, assisting with outreach to local, state and federal legislators to help promote plastics and the plastics industry as job creating and environmentally responsible. The committee also collaborates with a lobbyist firm in Washington, D.C., to promote IAPD’s position to lawmakers.


  • Chair: Michael Howser, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Leah Konrady, Konrady Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Pat Barrett, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Member: John Baysal, Sirius Plastics LLC
  • Member: Jim Cooney, Polymershapes
  • Member: Bryan Davis, Ensinger
  • Member: Mark DiPlacido, Erie Industrial Plastics
  • Member: Ryan Flexman, Mitsubishi Chemical Group - Engineered Shapes & Solutions
  • Member: Stephen Garmon, Primex Plastics Corporation
  • Member: Wayne Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Leah Konrady, Konrady Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates Inc.
  • Member: Deborah Ragsdale, Polymer Industries
  • Member: Ken Schwartz, Covestro LLC – Specialty Films
  • Member: John E. Temple, Jr., PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Sher’ron Underwood, Polymershapes
  • Board Liaison: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products
Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee assists IAPD staff in reaching IAPD’s marketing and communications goals, which are directed by the association’s strategic marketing plan. This committee collaborates with other committees to help promote their projects and services, plus guides IAPD in its branding efforts.


  • Chair: Stacy Torpey, Braskem
  • Vice Chair: Deena V. Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Alison Damery, Roechling Industrial Gastonia
  • Member: Jennifer Erickson, Columbia Industrial Products
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Zac Melchiorre, HP Manufacturing Co., INC.
  • Board Liaison: Jeff Toth, National Plastics & Seals, Inc.
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on member retention and recruitment. Committee members review membership applications and interview applicants as well as oversee the renewal process. Committee members act as a first point of contact with new members at the Annual Convention and with follow up calls.


  • Chair: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Ryan Alexander, Alexander Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • Member: Jeff Bostic, Plaskolite
  • Member: Brent Brelsford, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Chris Holland, Rowmark LLC
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Mike McKenna, Interstate Plastics    
  • Member: Richard Miller, Braskem
  • Member: Dennis Setzer, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Joe Wentzlof, Stiles Machinery
  • Board Liaison: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
Nominating Committee

The IAPD Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting candidates for open positions on the IAPD Board of Directors. Approvals of the nominations are determined by a vote of the IAPD membership at the IAPD Annual Convention.

 

  • Chair: Deborah Ragsdale, Polymer Industries
  • Member: Jeff Bostic, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Stephen Garmon, Primex Plastic Corporation
  • Member: Bert Hagy, Piedmont Plastics
Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee acts on behalf of the IAPD Charitable Foundation to develop an annual award program for IAPD member company employees, their children and to encourage the study of polymer sciences.The committee works to implement enhancements to the award program and seek ways to award member companies while strengthening the plastics industry as a whole.


  • Chair: Patsy Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Christy McKinney, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Patrick Pheffer, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Joe Wentzlof, Stiles Machinery Inc.
  • Board Liaison: Mike McKenna, Interstate Advanced Materials
Women in Plastics Committee

Join Women in Plastics to help shape the future of this IAPD committee. Find out about upcoming networking and regional community events and lend your voice to help shape future initiatives.


  • Chair: Deena Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Vice Chair: Jeri O'Brien, PLASKOLITE
  • Board Liaison: Jim Richards, PLASKOLITE

Common Interest Groups (CIGs)

Canadian CIG

Topics of interest to those in the Canadian plastics industry are discussed in this CIG.


  • Co-Chair: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Co-Chair: Ali Merali, Piedmont Plastics
Manufacturers' Representatives CIG

All Manufacturers’ Representatives are welcome to join this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics important to the group.


  • Chair: Matthew Jarrett, Jarrett Plastics, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Ann Marie Neideigh, Plastic Solutions, Inc.

Councils

Small Distributors Council

The Small Distributor Council is comprised of member distributors and fabricators whose plastics distribution sales are equal to or less than US$19.9 million.


  • Chair: Hayden Hess, Industrial Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Board Liaison: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products

Task Forces

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force
 
  • Chair: Andrea Herrmann, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Deena Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Danica Chin, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Keith Hechtel, DBA, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: John Paul Massi, M. Holland Company
  • Member: Calvin Petersen, Nylatech
  • Member: Anna Rinaldi, SIMONA AMERICA Group
  • Member: Xenia Roman, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Kenya Smith, SWM International
  • Member: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Linsea Waugh, M. Holland Company
  • Member: Ping Xu, Piedmont Plastics 
Recycling Task Force
 
  • Chair: Stephen Garmon, Primex Plastic Corporation
  • Member: Mark Bowers, Roechling Industrial Gastonia
  • Member: Mike Coruzzi, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Dave Foell, Return Polymers
  • Member: Geoffrey Inch, Braskem
  • Member: Mike Kaszuba, Polymershapes
  • Member: David Summers, Mitsubishi Chemical Group - Engineered Shapes & Solutions
  • Member: Brett Thompson, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Daniel Whitecavage, Polymershapes