WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has announced the election of Tad McGwire as Chairman of the Board. McGwire is CEO and owner of Industrial Heater Corp, a recognized leader in the process heating industry, and brings nearly four decades of manufacturing experience to his new role.
“As the only association that represents the entire plastics supply chain, we’re thrilled to have Tad as our Chairman,” said Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of PLASTICS. “With thirty-plus years as an active member of PLASTICS and as past Chairman of our flagship event, NPE: The Plastics Show, Tad brings first-hand knowledge of the needs of our members and the opportunities and challenges of our vibrant industry.”
“I’m excited to take on the responsibilities as Chairman,” said McGwire, “and expect to work closely with Tony to rally our industry in these unprecedented times. As an industry, we don’t need to apologize for developing life-changing materials, but we do need to recognize the impact our materials have on the environment and take a leadership role in finding solutions.”
McGwire, who holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago, began his career as founder of Phoenix Lighting Products. In 1991, he moved into the President’s role at Industrial Heater Corp. He has served in various leadership positions within the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) since 2005.
In addition to his role as Chairman, McGwire also serves on the association’s NPE2024 Executive Committee.