media release

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


IAPD Welcomes Richard Miller of Braskem 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 Richard Miller of Braskem 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.

Miller has been with Braskem since 2015 as the sales manager and global business development. Prior to Braskem, he worked for DSM for 17 years in a variety of leadership roles in coatings, engineering plastics, fibers and biomedical markets. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in international business from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from Ashland University. Miller currently resides in Charlotte, NC, USA.

“Richard brings an excellent perspective to IAPD’s Board of Directors and I am pleased to welcome him,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery, CAE. “We admire his dedication to IAPD through many years of service on the Membership Committee as well as his company’s commitment to getting its employees more engaged in the association.”

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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