Bill Carteaux, President and CEO of Plastics Industry Association, has passed away on 10 December 2018, due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Prior to becoming President and CEO of Plastics Industry Association in February 2005, Carteaux spent more than 20 years in the manufacturing sector. He came to the association from Demag Plastics Group, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. Carteaux previously served as the company’s Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Demag, he spent eight years with Autojectors, a manufacturer of vertical injection moulding machines, as its President.
“We have lost an incredible leader, colleague and friend. […] Bill was more than just an inspiring, larger-than-life leader for our industry, Bill was a dear friend to each of us who were lucky enough to know him,” the Plastics Industry Association said in a statement.
Carteaux served as chair for the Council of Manufacturing Associations at NAM and was a member on the Board of Directors. He was immediate past director general of CIPAD, the Council of International Plastics Association Directors. Carteaux also served on the Board of Directors of four additional organizations: The Plastics Academy, the National Plastics Center and Museum, the Future of Plastics Foundation and SPE’s Foundation. In 2015, Carteaux was the youngest person to ever be inducted into the Plastics Industry Hall of Fame.