Plastics Industry Association: New executive leadership roles announced

The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) announced three new executive appointments: Glenn Anderson, vice president, industry relations and member engagement as of 6 April 2020, Matt Seaholm, vice president of government affairs, and Brendan Thomas, vice president of advocacy and voice. Both Seaholm’s and Thomas‘ roles took effect on 15 April 2020.

As the vice president of industry relations and member engagement, Anderson’s role will focus on leading the development and growth of the association’s strategic plan. He will oversee the association’s councils in addition to the sustainability, membership and events teams. With more than 36 years in the plastics industry, Anderson also led the Equipment Council and was officer-at-large for the Plastics Industry Association Board of Directors. He also served as the chairman of NPE2018. Anderson was the senior vice president of sales, marketing and product management at Milacron Holdings Corp. During his tenure at Milacron, Anderson served in a variety of senior management and leadership positions for multiple business units and has also been a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA) since March 2010.

Seaholm, who previously served as the executive director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance (ARPBA), a self-funded group of the Plastics Industry Association, now joins the association as the vice president of government affairs. Prior to joining ARPBA, Seaholm was a vice president of public affairs for Edelman, one of the largest communications marketing firms in the world. Seaholm began his career working in the Wisconsin State Legislature and has run campaigns and advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

As vice president of advocacy and voice, Thomas will oversee the communications and marketing departments while working closely with the Plastics Industry Association government affairs operation. Since 2014, Thomas has been a communications director for members of the US House of Representatives, directing online marketing, internal and external communications, and public relations. He began his career as a reporter for the New York Sun.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of these executives as they will further strengthen our operations across various functions and provide support to our members and build on the association’s continued growth,” said Plastics Industry Association President and CEO Tony Radoszewski, CAE. “The insight and experience of our new vice presidents will be extremely valuable. These appointments will help us continue to thrive and grow our initiatives to build an even stronger association,” he added.