Curbell Executive Named VP of IAPD

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Curbell Plastics Inc., a leading supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube, tapes and fabricated parts, announced that Peter DelGado, senior director of sales and customer service, was promoted to vice president of the board of directors for the International Association of Plastics Distribution. 

Peter also serves as the chair of the IAPD membership committee and is a member of the organization’s convention committee.

The IAPD is an industry association that promotes the responsible use of performance plastics to create superior products in a sustainable way. Curbell Plastics has been a member of IAPD for many years.

“IAPD has a lot of great offerings, including events and education,” DelGado said. “IAPD is a great opportunity to network with other industry professionals, but it’s so much more than that. We learn from each other, and share our collective thoughts and energy to improve our companies and the industry.”

A number of other Curbell Plastics employees are active with various IAPD committees, including Jeff Burke, regional director for Curbell Plastics, who was recently asked to join the board of directors.

“I’ve been involved in a number of regional fundraising events with IAPD,” Burke said. “Being on the Board of Directors continues my support of and belief in the organization and what an important role it plays in performance plastics.”

Mark Shriver, Curbell’s director of safety and environmental affairs, is on IAPD’s environmental committee and recently hosted the podcast, “Sustainability: An Ongoing Journey.” The environmental committee encourages IAPD members to adopt green business practices, provides education about the sustainability of plastics and promotes the environmentally friendly qualities of plastics to the public.

“We are proud of our involvement with IAPD over the years,” Shriver said. “Collaborating with our peers, learning, sharing our knowledge and working in our industry has been invaluable for our business and our employees.”

Women in Plastics, another group within the IAPD that Curbell Plastics sponsors, recently added Curbell’s director of human resources, Patty Puglia, to its committee. The goal of the group is to get more women involved in the performance plastics industry and encourage their professional growth.

Keith Hechtel, Curbell’s director of business development, who has presented at many IAPD events, was a recent guest speaker at the Women in Plastics program at IAPD’s leadership conference, conducting a session called, “Presentation Skills for Career Success.”

“IAPD’s conferences are great venues for plastics industry leaders to exchange ideas about how to best promote the use of advanced polymer materials and also create great career experiences for the people who work in the plastics industry,” said Keith.

Representing Curbell Plastics’ marketing team, Sherrie Bloom, associate director of marketing, sits on the marketing committee for IAPD, and Beth Summers, marketing content manager, recently joined the IAPD editorial committee.

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