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Plastics Pipe Institute announces new board of directors


July 20, 2015
By Plastics Pipe Institute
Left to right: Pat Collings of Lane Enterprises The Plastics Pipe Institute

July 21, 2015, Irving, TX – The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) installed a new board of directors at its recent annual membership meeting.

Patrick Collings of Lane Enterprises was named chairman of the board on a two year appointment. Collings is an engineer by training and holds several patents. He is also an accomplished businessman. In his role as president and general manager of Lane Enterprises, he has led that company through steady growth for nearly a decade.  

“We look forward to Pat’s guidance and direction for PPI’s positive future and to ongoing broadening value for members, as well as enhanced benefit and service to our industry,” said Tony Radoszewski, president of PPI.

The board also includes David Fink of WL Plastics (vice chair); Michael Pluimer of Crossroads Engineering Services (advisory council chair); and Peter Zut of Krauss Maffei (treasurer).

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Past chair is George Zagorski of Blue Diamond Industries, LLC.

Working with division chairs, the association’s president and legal counsel, the board of directors governs the institute, overseeing its business.  
    
“Our association is member run and member led,” said Tony Radoszewski, president of PPI. “These individuals and their companies have been strong partners of PPI for many years. Their diligent work on various committees and task groups has supported PPI’s significant contributions to industry advancements. The caliber and talent of these executives, with their technical, operational and leadership expertise, ensures forward-moving momentum.

“It’s an extremely exciting time to be involved at PPI. Progress and innovation are occurring throughout the organization at an all time high. We are especially fortunate that our new chairman is a seasoned patron and has been a front-runner in much of this development.”

The chairs of the five PPI divisions participating on the board are: Gary Morgan of Viega (building and construction); Michael Tribble of Southwire (conduit); Jeremy Duininck of Prinsco (corrugated plastic pipe); Douglas Keller of LyondellBasell (energy piping systems); and Lawrence Norris of Wolseley Industrial Group (municipal and industrial).


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