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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has announced several changes and additions to their leadership team.

Matt Seaholm is the new chief executive officer of PLASTICS. Seaholm has served as vice president of government affairs for PLASTICS since 2020, leading their team of legislative and regulatory specialists. Previously, he was the executive director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance (ARPBA). Seaholm has also held advocacy roles, strategic political campaign positions, and roles on Capitol Hill.

Glenn Anderson is the new PLASTICS chief operating officer. He has nearly 40 years of experience in plastics machinery manufacturing, most of which he spent at Milacron. He began there as a sales engineer and assumed role of increasing seniority, becoming senior vice president. At Milacron, Anderson worked closely with PLASTICS, learning the association and serving in many leadership capacities.

Dr. Perc Pineda has returned to PLASTICS to become its chief economist. Prior to accepting this role, Pineda was senior economist of the Credit Union National Association. He has also taught macroeconomics and microeconomics on the college and university level, and was an analyst for the International Monetary Fund.

Ashley Hood-Morley has returned to the organization to fulfil the role of vice president, industry engagement. Hood-Morley has worked in the plastics industry for more than 15 years, most recently as the strategic initiatives manager on Eastman’s corporate sustainability team. She also worked in product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and product stewardship for Eastman’s specialty plastics business, and spent more than six years at PLASTICS managing new business development.

Stephanie Strategos Polis has been named vice president of communications for PLASTICS. She comes to the organization from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, where she was assistant vice president of public affairs. She has also worked on Capitol Hill on the House Budget Committee professional staff, served as a Presidential Appointee in the role of public liaison at the U.S. Department of Labor, and was the director of government relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Whitney Taveras has been moved to the role of equipment council director for PLASTICS. Previously, she was the organization’s director of financial planning and analysis. Prior to that, Taveras held roles including manager of financial planning and analysis, senior accountant, and staff accountant. She has also held various managerial roles in the field of residential property management.

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