media release

Date: June 14, 2023
Sara Marquardt, Junior Copywriter and Editor, +913.345.1005



Overland Park, KS - IAPD - The Performance Plastics Association is pleased to announce that 17 recipients have been awarded a 2023 IAPD Scholarship through the IAPD Charitable Foundation. Annual IAPD scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic achievement and extracurricular activities. 

The following students have been awarded a 2023 IAPD Scholarship:

  • Sky Caudill, a finance student.
  • Geetika Chitturi, an engineering student.
  • Arisa Chue, a computer science student.
  • Kiera Devine, daughter of David Devine, an employee of SABIC Innovative Plastics.
  • Caitlin Dougherty, daughter of Frances Dougherty, an employee of Braskem America, Inc.
  • Bryson Flake, a mechanical engineering student.
  • Isabella Hughes, daughter of Jeannette Hughes, an employee of PLASKOLITE.
  • Tyler Kleinsasser, an engineering management student.
  • Angela Luca, a biomedical engineering student.
  • Kevin MacDonald, a chemical engineering student.
  • Katrina Machetta, a journalism student.
  • Holly Niefergold, an agriculture business management student.
  • Andrew Roth, son of Greg Roth, an employee of Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Ryota Sato, an electrical engineering student.
  • Anthony Taylor, an electrical engineering student. 
  • Benjamin Taylor, son of Joshua Taylor, an employee of Braskem America, Inc.
  • Cale Walden, son of Kipp Walden, an employee of Curbell Plastics, Inc.
  • Devon Woodfine, a mechanical engineering student. 

IAPD scholarships are funded by donations from IAPD member companies and individuals in the performance plastics industry, as well as IAPD and its for-profit subsidiary, Association Services International. Each year, scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $5,000. IAPD member company employees, children of member company employees and students in professional sales programs (major, minor or concentration), business, communications, marketing, engineering, supply chain management, information technology, accounting, human resources program or related programs are eligible to apply for the IAPD scholarship.

About the IAPD Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The IAPD Charitable Foundation was established to develop and administer the annual scholarship program at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to promote the study of professional sales, business, communications, marketing, engineering, supply chain management, information technology, accounting, human resources program and related programs. This program benefits both deserving students and academic institutions while also helping to channel outstanding personnel into employment within the performance plastics industry.

The IAPD Scholarship Program:

  • Provides meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates.
  • Benefits the business community through well-educated employees.
  • Exposes scholarship candidates to the ever-expanding performance plastics industry.
  • Strengthens IAPD through a direct link to education today.

To find out how you can support the IAPD Scholarship Program, please contact the IAPD Charitable Foundation at +913.345.1005.

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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