IAPD Committees, Councils and CIGs

From one-off projects like writing a magazine article, contributing to the blog, presenting a webinar, speaking on the podcast or conducting research to joining a committee that meets monthly, quarterly or twice a year – there are many ways to get involved with IAPD. Volunteers make our association and the performance plastics industry stronger!

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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: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Alicia Spence, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: Jim Richards, PLASKOLITE
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: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Courtney Kincaid, Polymershapes
  • Member: Sherrie Bloom, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Christopher Corona, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation
  • Member: Tony Martin, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Member: Bryan Olin, Polymer Industries
  • Member: John Schwenck, Interstate Plastics 
  • Member: George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales
  • Member: Tania Summers, Laird Plastics
  • Member: Ed Townsend, Braskem
  • Board Liaison: Jeffrey Mikitka, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
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: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates, Inc.
  • Member: Russell R. Consentino, CPMR, Plastic Solutions, Inc.
  • Member: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Dale D. Delmage, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Mike McKenna, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: Suzette Plaisted, Polymershapes
  • Member: Jesse Rivera, Industrial Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Chad Roberts, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales
  • Member: Amy Venezia, North American Plastics
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.


  • Chair: Pat Barrett, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Vice Chair: Jama Fabry, Cope Plastics Processing Center
  • Member: Chris Domanski, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Kyle Felder, Plazit-Polygal Group
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Eric Hausserman, Rowmark LLC
  • Member: John Homa, Indelco Plastics
  • Member: James Kohler, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
  • Member: Chad Roberts, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Member: Angela Rodenburgh, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: John Rogan, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Mark Shriver, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products
  • Member: Erica Wright, Finger Lakes Extrusion Corporation
  • Board Liaison: Scott Van Winter, Vycom
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: Jim Cooney, Polymershapes
  • Vice Chair: Michael Howser, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Member: Bing J. Carbone, Modern Plastics
  • Member: Bryan Davis, Ensinger
  • Member: Ryan Flexman, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials 
  • Member: Stephen Garmon, Primex Plastics Corporation
  • Member: Wayne Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Mitch Opalich, Indelco Plastics - Cleveland Fab
  • Member: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates Inc.
  • Member: Deborah Ragsdale, Polymer Industries
  • Member: John E. Temple, Jr., Plazit-Polygal Group
  • Board Liaison: Deborah Ragsdale, Polymer Industries
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
  • Member: Deena V. Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Jennifer Erickson, Columbia Industrial Products
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Andrea Herrmann, Plastifab Industries, Inc.
  • Member: Angela Rodenburgh, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • 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: John R. Douberly, North American Plastics
  • Member: Chris Holland, Rowmark LLC
  • Member: Mike Kaszuba, Polymershapes
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Nate Merkt, Nylatech, Inc.
  • Member: Richard Miller, Braskem
  • Member: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Doug Twitchell, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Joe Wentzlof, Stiles Machinery
  • Board Liaison: Josh Wehrli, Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC
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: Craig Saunders, North American Plastics
  • Member: Jeff Bostic, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Stephen Garmon, Primex Plastics Corporation
  • Member: Josh Wehrli, Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC
  • Member: Tatia Wood, Polymershapes
  • Member: Rick Gough, Polymershapes
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: Patrick Pheffer, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
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: Jinny Kcehowski, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Cinthia Snell, North American Plastics
  • Communications Coordinator: Courtney Kincaid, Polymershapes 
  • Philanthropic Coordinator: Lisa Kreinces, Vycom 
  • Board Liaison: Gerry Helbig, Curbell Plastics, Inc.

Common Interest Groups (CIGs)

Canadian CIG

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


  • Chair: Patrick W. Warner, Laird Plastics - Toronto, ON
  • Vice Chair: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: Bradley Caplan, Polymershapes
Manufacturers' Representatives CIG

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


  • Chair: Alec DeBard, Martino Marketing Group
  • Vice Chair: Mike McNeely, Da-Mac Sales and Associates
Pipe, Valves and Fittings CIG

Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics relevant to the PVF segment of the industry.


  • Board Liaison: Josh Wehrli, Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC
Women in Plastics CIG

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


  • Chair: Jinny Kcehowski, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Cinthia Snell, North American Plastics
  • Member: Deena V. Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Karen L. DeBard, CPMR, Martino Marketing Group
  • Member: Jennifer Erickson, Columbia Industrial Products
  • Memer: Donna Hay, Ensigner
  • Member: Lindsay LaMarre, Alro Plastics
  • Member: Raenada Leonard, Alro Plastics
  • Member: Joanne Leudesdorff, Polymershapes
  • Member: Lorraine Louthan, SABIC – Functional Forms
  • Member: Christy McKinney, Piedmont Plastics, LLC
  • Member: Kim Reddick, Martino Marketing Group
  • Member: Karla Rios, Laird Plastics
  • Member: Alicia Spence, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Michelle Taylor, Polymershapes
  • Member: Stacy Torpey, Braskem
  • Member: CoLene Turcios, Piedmont Plastics, LLC
  • Member: Amy Woodard, Piedmont Plastics, LLC

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.


  • Board Liaison: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products