Tad McGwire has spent three decades working in manufacturing. He began his career by founding Phoenix Lighting Products before moving on to become the president of Industrial Header Company in 1991, a position he still occupies today. McGwire has served in various leadership positions within the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) since 2005, and currently serves on the NPE2018 Executive Committee and the PLASTICS Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a bachelor of science in economics and a master of business administration.