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Annual Awards



The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) recognized its members who have shown outstanding contributions to the organization at the opening general session for the 57th Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Showcase on October 1 in
Miami, FL, USA.


Paul Davis Award
Howard Natal
 
President's Award
Karen DeBard CPMR
 
Pacesetter Award
Ronn Cort
         
"Howard is more than his volunteering. He is someone who epitomizes passion for IAPD and the industry," said IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE.   “Karen has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty this year as a volunteer," said IAPD CEW Susan E. Avery.   IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE said, “Ronn Cort is truly setting the pace for the future of IAPD.”
         
         
         

Best New Program
Regal Plastics

Most Improved Program
Curbell Plastics
Most Innovative Program
Cast Nylons
   
         
Best Recycling Program
Cope Plastics, Inc.
Best Overall Program
Laird Plastics
   
     
         
         
         
Gold Level Circle of Champions
Laird Plastics
Gold Level Circle of Champions
Redwood Plastics Corporation, A Member of Prisma Plastics International Inc.
Gold Level Circle of Champions
Cope Plastics, Inc.
   
         
Silver Level Circle of Champions
Nylatech
 
Silver Level Circle of Champions
Total Plastics, Inc.
   
     
         

 

IAPD recognizes member companies and their leaders for outstanding achievements. Nominate your company, yourself or a colleague for any of the following awards:

Nomination forms for the Paul Davis Award of Merit, Pacesetter Award and the President’s Award are available in the Call for Excellence Awards Brochure. Return the completed form to IAPD via fax at +913-345-1006 or email to iapd@iapd.org

All awards will be shown via video during the General Session, except for the Paul Davis Award of Merit.



 

Awards

Paul Davis Award of Merit

The Paul Davis Award of Merit is IAPD’s most prestigious award. Each year it is presented on behalf of IAPD and the plastics distribution industry in recognition of an individual’s outstanding work.

Past winners include: Mario Di Iorio (2005); Ralph Meyer, Meyers Plastics Inc.(2006); George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales (2007); Janet Thill, IAPD (2008); Russell Consentino, CPMR, Plastic Solutions Inc. (2009); Fred Schroeder, Indelco Plastics Corporation (2010); Patrick M. Foose, Georg Fischer Harvel, LLC (2011); Chip Whitfield, Piedmont Plastics (2012); Howard Natal, Atlas Fibre Company(2013).

To nominate an individual for the Paul Davis Award of Merit, complete the form in the Call for Excellence Awards Brochure and return it to IAPD via fax at +913-345-1006 or email to iapd@iapd.org.

 


 

Pacesetter Award

The Pacesetter Award is presented in recognition of an IAPD volunteer leader who set the pace for the association.

Past winners include: Patrick Foose, Harvel Plastics Inc. (2005); Nick Kraguljac, Zell Metall GmbH (2006); Owen (Chip) Whitfield Jr., Piedmont Plastics (2007); Fred Schroeder, Indelco Plastics Corporation (2008); Kevin Short, Laird Plastics and Russell Walters Total Plastics Inc. (2009); Dale Delmage, Nylatech Inc. (2010); Don Williams, Piedmont Plastics (2011);, Mitchell Opalich, Cleveland Plastic Fabricators & Suppliers Inc., A Subsidiary of Indelco Plastics Corporation (2012); Ron Cort, KYDEX, LLC (2013).

To nominate a volunteer leader for the Pacesetter Award, complete the form in the Call for Excellence Awards Brochure and return it to IAPD via fax at +913-345-1006 or email to iapd@iapd.org.

 


 

President’s Award (formerly the Good Egg Award)

The President’s Award is given to an individual or company who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the association.

Past winners include: Adam Mellen, Cartier Wilson LLC (2010); EPDA Board of Directors (2011); Chad Wittkopp, Total Plastics (2012). Past Good Egg Award winners include: IAPD Education Committee Members (2005); George Southard, CPMR (2005); Rob Hamlin (2006); Shawn Chambers (2007); Intermountain Plastic Distribution, Inc. (2008); Joe Dubinski, Evonik LLC (2009;, Karen DeBard, Martino Marketing Group (2013).

To nominate an individual for the President’s Award, complete the form in the Call for Excellence Awards Brochure and return it to IAPD via fax at +913-345-1006 or email to iapd@iapd.org.

 


 

Education Circle of Champions


The IAPD Education Committee established the Education Circle of Champions in 2009 to acknowledge the innovative and exemplary educational initiatives by member firms. It is a special recognition for companies that emphasize continuing plastics education within their organization through the use of IAPD’s training and educational resources. This recognition is open to companies of all sizes and types.

Past winners include: Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics and Regal - Piedmont; (2009) A&C Plastics, Laird Plastics and Piedmont Plastics(2010); Cope Plastics Inc., Laird Plastics, Piedmont Plastics and Port Plastics Inc. (2011); Laird Plastics, Inc., Redwood Plastics Corporation, A Member of Prisma Plastics International Inc., Total Plastics, Inc. (2012); Laird Plastics, Inc. Redwood Plastics Corporation, A Member of Prisma Plastics International Inc., Cope Plastics, Inc., Nylatech, Total Plastics, Inc. (2013).

Get all the details, including the award criteria and application here.
Please submit application information to IAPD fax at +913-345-1006 or email to iapd@iapd.org.

 


 

Environmental Excellence


The IAPD Environmental Committee established the IAPD Environmental Excellence Award in 2009 to recognize the innovative or exemplary environmental responsibility by a member firm.

Past winners of this award include: Laird Plastics in 2009; Bayer MaterialScience LLC in 2010; Laird Plastics for Best Overall Environmental Program in 2011; and Primex Plastics Corporation for Best New Environmental Program in 2011; Laird Plastics for Best Overall Program (2012); Cope Plastics, Inc. for Most Innovative Program (2012); Curbell Plastics, Inc. for Most Improved Program (2012); Boltaron for Best New Program (2012), Best New Program, Regal Plastics (2013); Most Improved Program, Curbell Plastics (2013); Most Innovative Program, Cast Nylons (2013); Best Recyling Program, Cope Plastics, Inc. (2013); Best Overall Program, Laird Plastics (2013).

This special recognition will honor IAPD member companies that show environmental achievement in:

  • Best New Program
  • Most Improved Program
  • Best Recycling Program
  • Most Innovative Program
  • Best Overall Environmental Program

 

Download the brochure and apply for an IAPD Environmental Excellence Award here.
Please also complete the Metric Data Collection Tool (which is highly recommended, but not mandatory, for submissions).