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Plastics pipe institute announces transitions for board of directors


August 9, 2017
By Drainage Contractor
Incoming Chairman of the Board David Fink (left) and PPI President Tony Radoszewski.

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, recently welcomed members in new roles on its board of directors. These individuals took office immediately following the group’s annual meeting held at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Garden, Florida, at which the changes to the executive committee were confirmed.

David Fink of WL Plastics was instated as Chairman of the Board (a two-year appointment) and part of a six-year commitment in various leadership functions to the association. Three new board members were also elected at the meeting, namely Peter Zut of Krauss-Maffei, Vice Chairman; Jim Johnson of McElroy Manufacturing, Advisory Council Chairman; and Doug Keller of LyondellBasell, Treasurer. The Past Chair is Patrick Collings of Lane Enterprises, who will conclude his final two-year period of service obligation.

Working with division chairs, the association’s president and legal counsel, all of whom also serve in Board capacities, the full group governs PPI.

The chairs of the five PPI divisions participating on the board are: Building & Construction: Don Townley, Lubrizol; Corrugated Plastic Pipe: Greg Bohn, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; Energy Piping Systems: Dane Chang of Dow Chemical; Municipal and Industrial: Heath Casteel of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company; Power and Communications: Yonas Kebede of Formosa Plastics.

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To learn more about PPI, go to: plasticpipe.org.


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