media release

Date: September 27, 2022
Contact: Kailee Canty, Marketing and Education Manager, +913.345.1005


IAPD Members Elect New Directors to Board

Overland Park, Kansas – IAPD - The Performance Plastics Association, is pleased to announce the following new members of its Board of Directors:

  • Karen Brock-Amoah, SIMONA AMERICA Group
  • Chris Corona, CartierWilson LLC
  • Dale Delmage, Redwood Plastics and Rubber
  • Jeremy Kietzke, Professional Plastics, Inc.
  • Ken Schwartz, Covestro LLC – Specialty Films
The IAPD Nominating Committee recommended these candidates and they were voted on at the opening general session of the 66th Annual IAPD Convention and connecX in Tampa, FL, USA. Mike McKenna of Interstate Advanced Materials and Mike Mraz of Alro Plastics joined the board in February. Stephen Garmon of Primex Plastics Corporation was approved for a second term on the board.

The IAPD Board of Directors also welcomed back earlier this year, Peter DelGado, Curbell Plastics, Inc., as Vice President of the association. Delgado served two terms on the board before stepping down in 2017. He has remained engaged as the Chair of the Membership Committee and brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

“I’d like to welcome our new board members and thank them for stepping up to serve the association and make the performance plastics industry stronger,” said IAPD President Deborah Ragsdale. “They represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all of which will contribute to thoughtful discussions as we consider what’s next for the association.”

“We are thrilled to welcome these new board members and look forward to the impact they will make during their board service,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery, CAE. “It was especially gratifying to see so many excellent candidates apply for board positions, which bodes well for the future of the association.”


About IAPD

IAPD – The Performance Plastics Association (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together performance plastics distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers' representatives, recyclers, resin manufacturers/distributors 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. IAPD provides training, connections with customers and suppliers and information about developments that impact the industry.

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