Plastics Industry Association Names Matthew Glaser Senior Director, Industry Engagement

November 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is pleased to announce that Matthew Glaser has been named Senior Director, Industry Engagement, effective immediately.  

In this role, Glaser will serve as director for PLASTICS’ Processors Council, responsible for managing all activities of the PLASTICS Processors Council, enhancing member benefits while integrating broader association strategy regarding advocacy, communication, engagement, and sustainability into those activities. The Processors Council— one of three councils representing the association’s primary constituent groups—is the main point of engagement for plastics industry processors and converters serving industry segments and end markets, including flexible and rigid packaging as well as transportation and other durable applications.

“We are fortunate to have Matt join our industry engagement team here at PLASTICS,” said Ashley Hood-Morley, Vice President of Industry Engagement. “Matt comes to us with an extensive association management background and vast experience leading committees, developing educational programs and growing membership. We are excited to have his expertise enhance our total PLASTICS member experience.”


Matthew Glaser

Glaser joins PLASTICS after working for the American Petroleum Institute, where he served as Senior Program Manager for Global Business Development. Glaser’s wide-ranging career also includes executive positions with National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as education and leadership posts at several other Washington-based associations.

A University of Maryland graduate with a B.A. in Government & Politics, Glaser also holds an M.S. in Management from University of Maryland Global Campus.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing over one million workers in the $468 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the sixth largest U.S. manufacturing industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability through education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show. Visit us at and