The Plastics Business Affiliation (PLASTICS) Board of Administrators voted on Tuesday to nominate Matt Seaholm to the place of Chief Govt Officer and Glenn Anderson to the place of Chief Working Officer. “We’re extremely excited to raise each of those gents to guide this group into the long run,” mentioned Tad McGwire, Chairman of the PLASTICS Board of Administrators. “In making Matt our subsequent CEO, the board is indicating how vital advocacy and communications are for the plastics trade proper now and the position we anticipate PLASTICS to play as a voice for its member firms. Matt’s in depth expertise on this area and imaginative and prescient for the place he needs to take this group made him a fantastic option to be its subsequent chief.”
Matt Seaholm has served as PLASTICS’ Vice President of Authorities Affairs for the previous two years and previous to that was the Govt Director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance at PLASTICS. Earlier than becoming a member of the affiliation, Matt was Vice President of Public Affairs at Edelman. He’s a veteran of political and coverage campaigns, having labored on every thing from native ordinance fights to statewide political campaigns to nationwide concern advocacy initiatives. He has been a public voice on behalf of the plastics trade for greater than 5 years, testifying earlier than greater than thirty legislative our bodies and being interviewed by multiple hundred media shops.
“I’m honored to be given this chance to guide the Plastics Business Affiliation,” Seaholm mentioned. “Whereas the trade has challenges earlier than us, I firmly consider they’re outnumbered by the alternatives. The innovation in supplies, the funding in know-how, and the general dedication to sustainability give us numerous tales to inform. The plastics trade and the individuals who work in it are important to society and it’s an absolute privilege to be a voice for them.”
Glenn Anderson is presently the Vice President, Member Engagement for PLASTICS and has been in that position since April of 2020. Glenn has been an trade chief for practically 40 years. Previous to becoming a member of PLASTICS, Glenn labored for member firm and NPE exhibitor, Milacron LLC (now a division of Hillenbrand) for over 30 years. Throughout his time at Milacron, Glenn held quite a few roles and duties together with Vice President & Normal Supervisor for each their injection & extrusion companies for the America’s and most lately, as Senior Vice President – World/Strategic Accounts working with key world prospects for all Milacron branded firms together with Mould Masters and DME.
“Glenn’s promotion to COO is a mirrored image of his managerial expertise, institutional information, and the broad set of duties he has at PLASTICS,” McGwire mentioned. “In his new position, Glenn goes to be integral to the expansion of the affiliation, the success of NPE, and a member engagement technique that will get PLASTICS the place it must be.”
“I’m humbled to be given the chance to tackle this thrilling new position,” Anderson mentioned. “PLASTICS is now very properly positioned to each leverage new and thrilling alternatives, in addition to meet the tough challenges the plastics trade faces every day.”
PLASTICS has its annual Spring Assembly subsequent week in Chicago, the place Seaholm and Anderson can be formally launched of their new positions.