media release

Date: October 28, 2020
Contact: Courtney Karr, Director of Marketing and Education, +913.345.1005


IAPD Announces 2020 Marketing Excellence Award Recipients

OVERLAND PARK, KS - The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturer of performance plastics, is pleased to announce the following recipients of its annual Marketing Excellence Award:

Gold – Asahi/America, Inc.
Silver - Vycom
Bronze – Polymershapes
Beacon Award – ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.

The recipients were recognized in a special video presentation on October 28, 2020.

"Congratulations to this year’s marketing award winners! Effective marketing is no small feat. It takes courage to take risks and turn good content into great content. The awards are well-deserved,” said Stacy Torpey, IAPD’s Marketing Committee vice chair.

The IAPD Marketing Committee is pleased to honor the strong marketing efforts of IAPD’s smaller member companies with the new Beacon Award.

Awards are based on a point system accrued points by engaging in various marketing activities. Point values varied based on the relative ease or difficulty of the activity. For example, companies could earn points for issuing press releases, writing articles for IAPD or other industry publications, blogging, having a social media presence, presenting IAPD e-training webinars and including IAPD logos in their email signatures and/or on their websites.

Any IAPD member company is eligible to apply for the IAPD Marketing Excellence Awards.

About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together performance plastics 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. For more information, visit

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