media release

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


IAPD Announces 2021 Marketing Excellence Award Recipients

OVERLAND PARK, KS - The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturer of performance plastics, is pleased to announce the following recipients of its annual Marketing Excellence Award:

Gold – Vycom
Silver - Curbell Plastics, Inc.
Bronze – Polymershapes

The recipients were honored at the opening general session at the 65th Annual IAPD Convention in Louisville, KY, USA, by IAPD President Craig Saunders.

“Congratulations to the 2021 marketing award winners! Marketing is never simple, but given the current situation it is even more challenging. The winners of this year’s award and those who entered the competition should be proud of their accomplishments. Marketing is a critical component of organizations to help them maintain and build new, long-lasting relationships with their clients, community members and other partners. Congrats to all,” said Stacy Torpey, IAPD’s Marketing Committee chair.
Awards are based on a point system accrued points by engaging in various marketing activities. Point values varied based on the relative ease or difficulty of the activity. For example, companies could earn points for issuing press releases, writing articles for IAPD or other industry publications, blogging, having a social media presence, presenting IAPD e-training webinars and including IAPD logos in their email signatures and/or on their websites.

Any IAPD member company is eligible to apply for the IAPD Marketing Excellence Awards.

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

This release and more are available in IAPD’s Press Room.