media release

Date: August 19 2021
Contact: Courtney Karr, Director of Marketing and Education, +913.345.1005


IAPD Welcomes Patrick Hatfield of Curbell Plastics, Inc. to Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS - The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturing of performance plastics, is pleased to announce that Patrick Hatfield of Curbell Plastics, Inc. has been approved via a vote of the membership to serve a two-year term on the IAPD Board of Directors beginning August 20, 2021.

Hatfield has been with Curbell Plastics for more than 18 years and currently serves as the director of procurement. He holds a degree in management and marketing from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, USA.

“Patrick has been a very active volunteer on some of IAPD’s recent task forces. In his role as director of procurement for Curbell, he served on the IAPD Supply Chain Efficiencies Task Force (SCEFT). The SCEFT was instrumental in developing guidance to IAPD member companies on the freight and transportation issues that hit our industry starting in 2019. This task force also developed compliance guidelines for IAPD members for California’s Prop 65,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery, CAE. “Patrick proved that he was a strategic thinker, as well as having a broad industry perspective that will serve him well on the IAPD Board.”

About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together performance plastics distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, 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. For more information, visit

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