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Date: November 6, 2023
Contact: Sara Marquardt, Junior Copywriter and Editor, +913.345.1005 


Leah Konrady of Konrady Plastics, Inc. Honored with IAPD Pacesetter Award

Overland Park, Kans. – IAPD - The Performance Plastics Association, is pleased to announce that Leah Konrady of Konrady Plastics, Inc. is the recipient of the 2023 IAPD Pacesetter Award. This announcement was made October 25, 2023, at the Opening General Session of the 67th IAPD Annual Convention + connecX in San Diego, CA, USA.
The Pacesetter Award is bestowed on an IAPD member who has whose volunteer efforts are on one or more of the strategic priorities of the association, is driving the pace of the association and whose efforts are contributing to the advancement of the performance plastics industry.
“When Leah Konrady joined IAPD, everyone took notice,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery, CAE. “It is very rare that someone comes into an association and an industry and makes an immediate and profound impact, but that’s exactly what Leah did.”
Soon after Konrady joined the Government Relations Committee leadership, she took an active role in IAPD’s process to secure a new government relations and lobbying firm – Ogilvy Government Relations. Konrady brought her Washington D.C. experience and Hill contacts, as well as a fearlessness to question the status quo to IAPD.
In her acceptance video shown at the Opening General Session Konrady said, “I’m especially excited about the GR Committee and program, and its future, and I want to thank people for encouraging me to speak up and share my thoughts... It’s not always easy being the new kid on the block and I’m really grateful for the welcoming spirit of all of our members.”

Congratulations to Leah Konrady on her remarkable contributions to IAPD and the success of the performance plastics industry.

About IAPD

IAPD – The Performance Plastics Association (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together performance plastics distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers, resin manufacturers/distributors and service providers in an environment which encourages a free flow of ideas and information that help members build their businesses. Every program and service we provide is designed with the simple goal of helping our members increase profitability. IAPD provides training, connections with customers and suppliers and information about developments that impact the industry.

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