This is a mentorship program that pairs interested young professionals (under the age of 40) with more tenured plastics industry professionals in a mutually beneficial relationships.

Program Goal

To provide a way for industry members to learn more about the plastics industry, develop their professional skills and better serve within their roles through the help of other more experienced and accomplished industry professionals.


6 months, but hopefully forming a relationship that will last much longer.

Time commitment

About 10 hours, but it’s really up to you. Typically pairs set up a monthly call and try to meet in-person at least once.

Why participate?

Rewards for all participants include:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Foster lasting friendships
  • Network and community involvement
  • Share mutual interests
  • Sharpen communication skills
  • Learn from each other and see different perspectives
  • Objective feedback on skills

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Discover how future leaders are cultivated through industry mentorship.

"Those coming in need to know what made the current leaders so successful while the current leaders need to know how to pass the torch on to someone  different than they are."

     Annina Donaldson, Maxi-Blast (Mentee)

"You want to take any opportunity you can to understand things from a diverse perspective."

     - Maureen Steinwall, Steinwall, Inc. (Mentor)

Please note: The FLiP/PLASTICS Mentorship Program is not to be used as a recruitment or employment tool.

More than 90 member companies have participated in the mentorship program. See a sample of the Mentor and Mentee companies and make yours the next to join the list.

  Mentor Companies Mentee Companies
  Arburg, Inc.
BASF Performance Materials
Bay Plastics Machinery
Berry Global Group, Inc.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Conair/IPEG, Inc.
Dart Container Corp.
Industrial Heater Corp.
Maguire Products, Inc.
Nordson Corporation
Novatec, Inc.
Otter Products
Parkinson Technologies Inc.
Ravago Americas
Steinwall, Inc.
US Extruders
Wittmann Battenfeld, Inc.
Yushin America, Inc.
Americas Styrenics LLC
Arburg, Inc.
Berry Global Group, Inc.
Cloeren Incorporated
Eastman Chemical Company
Entek Manufacturing Inc.
Jarden Plastic Solutions
Maxi-Blast, Inc.
Mexichem Specialty Resins, Inc.
Printpack, Inc.
Sealed Air Corporation
Sepro America LLC
SolveTech, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Dow Chemical Company