PLASTICS Releases Statement After Passing of Plastics Academy President Jay Gardiner

October 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released the following statement from President and CEO Tony Radoszewski in reaction to the passing of Jay Gardiner.

“On behalf of the entire plastics industry, I express my deepest sympathies to the family of Jay Gardiner. Jay was a legend, both in the business and in his community. His foundational contributions to the growth of the plastics industry in the United States rightfully earned him a place in the Plastics Hall of Fame, an organization he served with characteristic dedication in recent years. Beyond his life in plastics, Jay was also a pillar of his community, where he served in the local fire department for over three decades and taught at a local community college. Jay will be sorely missed.”

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