media release

Date: September 23, 2015
Contact: Liz Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, +913.345.1005


IAPD Honors Dale Delmage of Nylatech, Inc. with the 2015 Paul Davis Award of Merit

Overland Park, KS — The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacture of plastic stock shapes and pipe, valves and fittings, has named Dale Delmage as its 2015 Paul Davis Award of Merit recipient.

On behalf of IAPD and the plastics distribution industry, Delmage received the prestigious Paul Davis Award of Merit for 2015 at IAPD's Annual Convention in San Diego, CA, USA. Presented by Nick Kraguljac of Zell-Metall GmbH, the 2014 Paul Davis Award of Merit recipient, Delmage was honored for his many years of outstanding personal and professional contributions to the association and the plastics industry.

Since the early 1990s, Delmage has been a fixture at every IAPD convention and he has been a tireless volunteer in IAPD activities and committees. He has also been one of the driving forces behind the Education Committee, making it one of the most valuable services IAPD has to offer its members. He has been a key volunteer when developing education projects, including the Plastics Certificate Courses Levels 1 and 2, the Excellence in Sales Certificate Courses, numerous editions of the Introduction to Plastics and the PVF Certificate Course.

“Under Dale’s leadership, Nylatech uses the IAPD training materials throughout the organization and he promotes them to every distributor with whom he works. He has also been instrumental in developing a successful internship program, and you can hear him talk about that first-hand on the IAPD website,” said IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE. “He is truly one of the ‘nice guys’ in the industry who has dedicated his career in growing and expanding the use of all performance plastics.”

Delmage is the president and chief executive officer of Nylatech, Inc., based in Everson, WA, USA. He joined Redwood Plastics Corporation, A Member of Prisma Plastics international Inc., in 1981 after spending a few years in university studying geology. After deciding that a career as a geologist wasn’t right for him, he started work as an inside sales representative at Redwood Plastics, going on to work in all aspects of sales and management. In 2010, Delmage became president and CEO of Nylatech and has been responsible for developing the company into what it has become today. He has a unique perspective of the industry, as he has worked on both the distributor side and the manufacturer side. ​

Click here to watch Dale Delmage's acceptance video.

About IAPD 
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together distributors, manufacturers, manufacturers' representatives, fabricators, 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.

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