media release

Date: October 6, 2016
Contact: Liz Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, +913.345.1005


Total Plastics Int’l Regional Branch Manager Bob Grennes Receives 2016 IAPD Pacesetter Award

Overland Park, KS — The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) announced that the 2016 Pacesetter Award recipient is Bob Grennes during the opening general session of the 60th Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Showcase on October 6 in Phoenix, AZ, USA. The Pacesetter Award is presented in recognition of an IAPD volunteer leader who set the pace for the association. Grennes was given the honor due to his work on developing the new leadership and governance model for the IAPD Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

“Bob was tasked with finding answers to some big questions surrounding how IAPD’s governance structure should work,” said IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE. “He led the Governance Task Force, composed of two board members and me. Together we updated policies, job descriptions and the IAPD bylaws. Thanks to this work, Bob has helped set the pace for how our volunteer leaders will serve the association in the future. Through his efforts, our leadership will have a more flexible process that allows IAPD to recruit the best for our volunteer leadership positions.”

Bob Grennes joined the management team of Total Plastics International (TPI) in 2012 after a diverse executive career in information technology, service delivery operations and organizational development. He assists the TPI team with the enhancement and growth of their performance plastics business and with the identification, design and implementation of quality and continuous improvement initiatives. Grennes is a Board and Executive Committee member of the International Association of Plastics Distribution. He currently chairs the IAPD Investment Committee and Board Governance Task Force and is a member of the Marketing Committee. He is located in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Grennes has a Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB).

About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016. Established in 1956, IAPD 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. For more information, visit

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