Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."


SPI Hires Plastic-Industry Veteran as New Key Account Sales Director
September 30, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced today that Kristin B. Charlton has joined the organization as its new Key Account Sales Director. As an SPI member with 15 years of experience in sales and account management, much of it within the industry she’ll now serve, Charlton is a uniquely savvy addition to SPI’s team who will help increase SPI’s ability to deliver benefits directly to the U.S. plastics industry and the 900,000 jobs it supports.

SPI Continues Pursuit of Zero Waste with Launch of Capital Asset Management Services
September 17, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) partnered with long-standing member company, Meadoworks, Wednesday to launch Capital Asset Management Services, a new program to support the plastics industry’s goal of eliminating waste while bringing new life to existing resources. By partnering with Meadoworks, a global leader in the selling of used plastics machinery, SPI is now able to deliver a single platform where manufacturers can appraise their assets, dismantle and remove obsolete equipment, and even find a new home for used equipment.

California DTSC Excludes Food Packaging in Draft Three-Year Priority Product Work Plan
September 15, 2014
Invites stakeholders to two workshops to discuss the work plan’s scope and content prior to finalization.

Congressman Bill Johnson Visits Americas Styrenics
September 15, 2014
The House Energy and Commerce Committee member visited AmSty's Marietta, Ohio plant, which has been in operation since 1955.

Gov. Scott Walker Tours Lakeside Plastics
September 15, 2014
Walker toured the company's 77,000-square-foot facility and congratulated Lakeside Plastics on its workforce expansion.

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The association is structured to meet the diverse needs of the entire plastics industry.  As SPI prepares for the future, member engagement in formulating strategy, developing priorities and supplying expertise is critical to our success.  From the Executive Board to our three sector Councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers and Processors) and the variety of product/policy committees and self-funded groups, there is a strong foundation already in place to build SPI's new business blueprint.  


SPI regularly seeks skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and support our programs and initiatives. SPI is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our dynamic trade association, please review our current vacancies.

Director, Industry Affairs - Equipment Council
Direct and manage SPI’s Equipment Council and related committees through constant interaction with, and direction from, the Executive Committee of the Equipment Council and its broader membership. Integrate broader SPI policy and program goals into Council and committee programming, with particular emphasis on the Association’s three core functions: advocacy, communications & marketing, and trade shows & conferences. Responsible for overall issues management related to this membership segment. Lead appropriate member outreach to governmental bodies, NGOs, stakeholder coalitions and other relevant entities.

Director, Industry Affairs - RPPG & PMDAC
Direct and manage two key Committees that fall under the SPI Processor Council Governance Structure. Assist VP of Industry Affairs with one key committee and general management of the SPI Processor Council.

Controller
Direct all day-to-day activities and management of the financial operations of the organization including accounting, budget planning, preparation of financial reports, tax reporting, development and implementation of accounting best practices and overall risk management for the organization. The Controller oversees financial and accounting system controls and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for management and Board use.







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