CIAC Plastics Division Leadership Council Announces Changing of Officers

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Plastics Division is pleased to announce the changing of officers on the Plastics Division Leadership Council (PDLC) and thanks the outgoing Chair for his hard work and dedication.

PDLC Chair, Joel Rudolph, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Farnell Packaging, will be stepping down after guiding the Leadership Council through its inaugural year. In his time as Chair, Mr. Rudolph helped lead the successful merger of members into the CIAC Plastics Division from the former Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA).

“CIAC is incredibly grateful for the time, effort, support, and dedication Joel and the entire Leadership Council have put into establishing the Division as the respected, go-to voice for Canada’s plastics industry,” said Elena Mantagaris, Vice President, CIAC Plastics Division.  “Under Joel’s Chairmanship the Division has helped reinforce industry’s leadership role in realizing a circular economy for plastics.”

Magali Depras, Chief Strategy Officer and CSR for TC Transcontinental, will take on the role of Chair, while Mike Burt, Vice President & Global Director Climate and Energy for Dow Chemical Canada, will become the new Vice Chair of the PDLC. Mark Rose, President of the Layfield Group, will assume the role of Treasurer.

“There’s no doubt that members of the CIAC Plastics Division include innovative companies who are investing in solutions for the effective management of post-consumer plastics. We are honoured to have such impressive, dedicated people including Magali, Mike, and Mark entering new roles,” said Bob Masterson, CIAC President and CEO. “Their combined experience is truly invaluable and will guide us in achieving plastics circularity.”