WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has announced that Whitney Taveras, the association’s Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, has moved to the role of Equipment Council Director. In this new role, Taveras directs the activities of a council representing PLASTICS largest constituent group, consisting of companies that manufacture and otherwise deal in plastics machinery and molds.
“Having worked behind the scenes in finance, I have had the opportunity to interface with staff and members throughout the association,” said Taveras. “I’m excited about the opportunity to bring the perspective I’ve developed to this new role, especially in terms of member engagement and representing the interests of our Equipment Council members. They are passionate about this industry, and so am I.”
“We are extremely excited to have Whitney take the lead as Equipment Council Director,” said Glenn Anderson, COO of PLASTICS. “Her experience and background ideally position her for success in our efforts to take the very best care of our largest and most engaged council.”
This new role has added significance for Taveras, whose father was the late and much-respected Bill Carteaux, longtime CEO of PLASTICS and member of the Plastics Hall of Fame. “I keep my father’s Hall of Fame award on my desk, and think of him every day,” said Taveras. “I can never hope to fill his shoes, but I do see this new role as an opportunity to continue his legacy of dedication to our industry and support for our members. I hope he’s proud of me.”
“The Equipment Council is at the heart of our association and I’m very glad to have them in such good hands,” said Matt Seaholm, CEO of PLASTICS. “With Whitney as their Director, I know the council will only grow stronger in the coming years.”
Taveras started her tenure at PLASTICS in 2015 as Staff Accountant and went on to hold the positions of Senior Accountant, Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, and then Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining PLASTICS, she held various managerial roles in the field of residential property management. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College (now Baldwin Wallace University) with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.