media release

Date: July 18, 2016
Contact: Liz Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, +913.345.1005


IAPD Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Overland Park, KS — The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) is pleased to announce that 12 recipients have been awarded a 2016 IAPD Scholarship through the IAPD Charitable Foundation. Annual IAPD scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The following students have been awarded a 2016 IAPD Scholarship:

  • Danielle Gillis, daughter of Timothy and Claudia Gillis, employees of F. W. Webb Company
  • Andrew Hebel, son of James Hebel, an employee of Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
  • Faith Holloway, daughter of Max Holloway, an employee of Georg Fischer, LLC
  • Nadeen Jafar, daughter of Mohammed K. Jafar, an employee of SIMONA America, Inc.
  • Cameron Miller, son of John Miller, an employee of 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Nicholas Nun, a polymer sciences student
  • Vanessa Phung, daughter of Antoine Phung, an employee of Technetics Group
  • Michael Russell, son of Mike Russell, an employee of Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Andrew Ulizzi, son of Donald Ulizzi, an employee of Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Makenzie Wethington, daughter of Kipp Walden, an employee of Nationwide Plastics, Inc.
  • Tyler Wilson, son of Anthony Wilson, an employee of 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Erik Wuerfel, son of Todd Wuerfel, an employee of Piedmont Plastics
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IAPD member company employees, children of member company employees and students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program for polymer sciences are eligible to apply for the IAPD scholarship.

IAPD scholarships are funded by donations from IAPD member companies and individuals in the plastics industry, as well as IAPD and its for-profit subsidiary, Association Services International. Each year, scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $4,500.

About the IAPD Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The IAPD Charitable Foundation was established to develop and administer the annual scholarship program at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to promote the study of polymer sciences. This program benefits both deserving students and academic institutions while also helping to channel outstanding personnel into employment within the plastics industry.

The IAPD Scholarship Program:

  • Provides meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates.
  • Benefits the business community through well-educated employees.
  • Exposes scholarship candidates to the ever-expanding plastics industry.
  • Strengthens IAPD through a direct link to education today.

To find out how you can support the IAPD Scholarship Program, please contact the IAPD Foundation at +913.345.1005.

About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers 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. Membership in IAPD is an affordable business investment. IAPD provides training, connections with customers and suppliers and information about developments that impact the industry. What makes IAPD unique is a commitment to educating customers and other key end-users about plastics. In other words, IAPD works with members to build the demand for plastics. Central to this effort is the reinforcement of the value of distribution.

This release and more are available in IAPD’s Press Room.