IAPD Committees, Councils and CIGs

Committees

Convention Committee

The Convention and Expo Committee serves as the advisory group for education during the Annual Convention, provides direction on the site selection process and serves as the policy review board for the Annual Convention.


  • Chair: Karen L. DeBard, CPMR, Martino Marketing Group
  • Member: John Cavanaugh, Alexander Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • Member: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Patricia Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Lynsey Hurley, Asahi/America, Inc.
  • Member: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Alicia Spence, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: James Boehm, Covestro LLC - Specialty Films
Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee provides guidance and review for editorial and advertising content in the print and digital editions of Performance Plastics magazine. The committee also collaborates on content matters with other committees to provide for more synergy in all of the content IAPD provides.


  • Chair: Courtney Kincaid, Polymershapes
  • Member: Christopher Corona, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation
  • Member: Zack Loeprich, Total Plastics, Int'l
  • Member: Tony Martin, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Member: Bryan Olin, Polymer Industries
  • Member: Ed Townsend, Braskem
  • Member: Elizabeth Waddell, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Board Liaison: Jeffrey Mikitka, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
Education Committee

The Education Committee conceives and develops all the educational programs and services provided by IAPD University, including the Level I and Level II Performance Plastics Certificate Program, the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program, the PVF Certificate Program, the Introduction to Plastics and the online onboarding, sales and safety training.


  • Chair: Chad Roberts, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Vice Chair: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates, Inc.
  • Member: Russell R. Consentino, CPMR, Plastic Solutions, Inc.
  • Member: Peter Daumeyer, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Dale D. Delmage, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Michael Lawrence, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Mike McKenna, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: Suzette Plaisted, Polymershapes
  • Member: George Southard, CPMR, G S Sales
  • Member: Amy Venezia, North American Plastics
  • Member: Chad Wittkopp, Total Plastics, Int'l
  • Board Liaison: Jeff Toth, National Plastics & Seals, Inc.
Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee encourages IAPD members to adopt green business practices, provides education about the sustainability of plastics and promotes the environmentally friendly qualities of plastics to the public.


  • Chair: Pat Barrett, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Member: Chris Domanski, EnCore Products, a division of Newell Office Brands
  • Member: Jama Fabry, Cope Plastics Processing Center
  • Member: Nicholas Gross, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Allan Harari, Margacipta Wirasentosa PT.
  • Member: Jeremy Kietzke, Professional Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Jennifer Mackey, PhD, Spartech LLC
  • Member: Aaron Rappaport, Business Answers International
  • Member: Chad Roberts, Piedmont Plastics - Corporate Charlotte
  • Member: Angela Rodenburgh, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: John Rogan, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Drew Schwartz, Colorado Plastic Products
  • Member: Erica Wright, Finger Lakes Extrusion Corporation
  • Board Liaison: Scott Van Winter, Vycom
Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee guides IAPD in its efforts to fight plastics deselection, anti-plastics campaigns and any future legislation that would impact the business of IAPD’s members. The committee promotes grassroots efforts among member companies, assisting with outreach to local, state and federal legislators to help promote plastics and the plastics industry as job creating and environmentally responsible. The committee also collaborates with a lobbyist firm in Washington, D.C., to promote IAPD’s position to lawmakers.


  • Chair: Jim Cooney, Polymershapes
  • Vice Chair: Michael Howser, Palram Americas, Inc.
  • Member: Bryan Davis, Ensinger
  • Member: Patrick Foose, GEHR Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Thomas Garrett, Total Plastics, Int'l
  • Member: Wayne Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Mitch Opalich, Indelco Plastics - Cleveland Fab
  • Member: Chad Procida, Harker & Associates Inc.
  • Member: Deborah Ragsdale, Polymer Industries
  • Member: Cinthia Snell, North American Plastics
  • Member: John E. Temple, Jr., Plazit-Polygal Group
Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee assists IAPD staff in reaching IAPD’s marketing and communications goals, which are directed by the association’s strategic marketing plan. This committee collaborates with other committees to help promote their projects and services, plus guides IAPD in its branding efforts.


  • Chair: Lynsey Hurley, Asahi/America, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Stacy Torpey, Braskem
  • Member: Deena V. Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Kelsey Claney, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Jennifer Erickson, Columbia Industrial Products
  • Member: Eric Giesen, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Andrea Herrmann, Plastifab Industries, Inc.
  • Member: Angela Rodenburgh, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Member: Steve R. Rummans, Midland Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: Bradley Caplan, Polymershapes
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on member retention and recruitment. Committee members review membership applications and interview applicants as well as oversee the renewal process. Committee members act as a first point of contact with new members at the Annual Convention and with follow up calls.


  • Chair: Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Ryan Alexander, Alexander Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • Member: Mark Courtright, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: John R. Douberly, North American Plastics
  • Member: Arnie Hopkins, Stiles Machinery Inc.
  • Member: Mike Kaszuba, Polymershapes
  • Member: Randall Kirkpatrick, Artek, Inc.
  • Member: Nate Merkt, Nylatech, Inc.
  • Member: Richard Miller, Braskem
  • Member: Mitch Opalich, Indelco Plastics - Cleveland Fab
  • Member: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Doug Twitchell, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Board Liaison: Mark Courtright, Interstate Plastics
Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee acts on behalf of the IAPD Charitable Foundation to develop an annual award program for IAPD member company employees, their children and to encourage the study of polymer sciences.The committee works to implement enhancements to the award program and seek ways to award member companies while strengthening the plastics industry as a whole.


  • Chair: Patrick Foose, GEHR Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Patsy Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Patrick Pheffer, ZL Engineering Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Board Liaison: Brad Walsh, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
Women in Plastics Committee

Join Women in Plastics to help shape the future of this IAPD committee. Find out about upcoming networking and regional community events and lend your voice to help shape future initiatives.


  • Chair: Jinny Kcehowski – Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Cinthia Snell – North American Plastics
  • Outreach Coordinator: Kathena Siegel – Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
  • Philanthropic Coordinator: Lisa Kreinces – Vycom 
  • Communications Coordinator: Courtney Kincaid – Polymershapes
  • Social Media Coordinator: Lindsay LaMarre – Alro Plastics
  • Member: Deena V. Baker, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Bernadette Chupela, SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC.
  • Member: Karen L. DeBard, CPMR, Martino Marketing Group
  • Member: Jennifer Erickson, Columbia Industrial Products
  • Member: Joanne Leudesdorff, Polymershapes
  • Member: Lorraine Louthan, SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • Member: Alicia Spence, CartierWilson LLC
  • Member: Marsha Stayer, Polymershapes
  • Member: Michelle Taylor, Polymershapes
  • Member: Stacy Torpey, Braskem
  • Member: CoLene Turcios, Piedmont Plastics, LLC
  • Board Liaison: Gerry Helbig, Curbell Plastics, Inc.

Common Interest Groups (CIGs)

Canadian CIG

Topics of interest to those in the Canadian plastics industry are discussed in this CIG.


  • Chair: Patrick W. Warner, Laird Plastics - Toronto, ON
  • Vice Chair: Mark Trepanier, CartierWilson LLC
  • Board Liaison: Bradley Caplan, Polymershapes
Manufacturers' Representatives CIG

All Manufacturers’ Representatives are welcome to join this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics important to the group.


  • Chair: Alec DeBard, Martino Marketing Group
Pipe, Valves and Fittings CIG

Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics relevant to the PVF segment of the industry.


  • Board Liaison: Josh Wehrli, Harrington Industrial Plastics LLC

Councils

Small Distributors Council

The Small Distributor Council is comprised of member distributors and fabricators whose plastics distribution sales are equal to or less than US$19.9 million.


  • Facilitator: Wayne Gono, Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.

Task Forces

Scholarship Task Force

The Scholarship Task Force will study and identify the degree programs that align with our members’ talent acquisition and workforce development needs. 


  • Chair: Brad Walsh, 3A Composites USA, Inc.
  • Member: Patsy Gono, Regal Plastics Supply, Inc.
  • Member: Renee Barajas, Interstate Plastics
  • Member: Jane Saale, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Jim Boehm, Covestro LLC - Specialty Films
Supply Chain Efficiencies Task Force

The Supply Chain Efficiencies Task Force examines issues causing inefficiencies in the performance plastics supply chain, researches best practices and provides education and resources to members on these issues.


  • Chair: Craig Saunders, North American Plastics
Workforce Development Task Force

The Workforce Development Task Force studies the challenges IAPD members are facing with regard to attracting the next generation of talent and makes recommendations for what IAPD can do to help.


  • Chair: Bradley Caplan, Polymershapes
  • Member: Teri Higgins, Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Brooke L. Lipperini, SHRM-SCP, The AZEK Company
  • Member: Lynette Martin, Piedmont Plastics
  • Member: Dallas McLaughlin, Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Member: Brady Smith, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials
  • Member: Brady Smith, PLASKOLITE
  • Member: Amy Venezia, North American Plastics
  • Member: Patti White, Röchling Engineering Plastics
  • Member: Alexandra Willms, Polymershapes
  • Member: Amy Woodard, Piedmont Plastics