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Jim Moore
Associate Director, Communications
jmoore@plasticsindustry.org
202.974.5249

Thu December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON—The Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS’) Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications Committee (PMDAC) announced today the election of new members to its Executive Committee. Following a brief ballot period during which all members of the PMDAC Executive Committee could vote, PLASTICS welcomed Holly Bilinski with Amcor Rigid Plastics USA, LLC and Kristi Ritter with Berry Plastics Corporation as its newest members.  

As the newest members, Bilinski and Ritter will serve two-year terms on the Executive Committee, which directs the activities of PMDAC, a PLASTICS member group consisting of business owners, senior-level executives and quality and regulatory specialists representing raw material suppliers, formulators and compounders, auxiliary equipment manufacturers, moldmakers, processors and OEMs.

“PMDAC is a great group for me and my company for networking and strategizing on issues important to industry,” said Bilinski, who serves as regulatory and materials manager at Amcor. “As a member of the PMDAC Executive Committee, I am looking forward to driving new opportunities and addressing regulatory issues impacting the entire pharmaceutical and medical supply chain.”

“The issues facing these vital segments of the plastics industry are constantly changing, and so it’s important to bring in fresh perspectives and new leadership to ensure that PLASTICS and PMDAC are doing everything in their power to ensure the growth of our industry,” said Ritter, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist with Berry Plastics.

PLASTICS Director of Industry Affairs George M. Southworth said “We believe the addition of Holly and Kristi will greatly strengthen PMDAC with the diversity of their backgrounds and their commitment to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The entire PLASTICS family congratulates them on their election and looks forward to growing from the benefit of their insights.”

Ritter started working at Berry Plastics in 2003 after graduating from Millersville University with a B.S. in Chemistry Education. She started out as a lab worker and transitioned into her position of regulatory affairs specialist.

Bilinski formally began working in the plastics industry when she took a scientist position with Amcor. Soon after, she became exposed to the regulation of food, pharmaceuticals and packaging. As the corporate lead for Regulatory Affairs and Materials Technology at Amcor’s Rigid Plastics Division, Bilinski successfully navigated the company through its first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device establishment inspection.

For more information on the PMDAC, click here.

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit plasticsindustry.org. Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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