GLENN ANDERSON: President Plastics Institute of America (PIA)

Glenn Anderson is the President of the Plastics Institute of America (PIA). He was a seasoned professional with extensive years of operational management, domestic and international sales, and marketing management experience encompassing a steady progression of accomplishments, responsibilities, and active involvement in strategic decisions. Confident, self-motivated leader with strong problem-solving and organization abilities. Proven team builder that establishes and fosters individual achievement.

The Plastics Institute of America, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that serves industry, individuals, academia, and government, among others. Its primary objective is to help advance the growth and progress of the plastics industry through education and research.

Founded in 1961, the Institute today provides a wide range of educational training programs, including courses for new and experienced workers, research grants and undergraduate Scholarships for students preparing for a career in plastics, and seminars and short courses for industry professionals.

Reporting to the President of our Advanced Plastics Processing Technology (APPT) Division, I am responsible for leading all sales, sales project engineering, marketing and product management and machinery rebuild & retrofit sales functions. I reorganized our North American sales leadership team in an effort to improve and broaden our contact coverage. I also reorganized our application engineering team to be more customer focused and work more closely with our sales teams.

PIA is supported by all facets of the industry. Its members represent suppliers of materials and additives, equipment manufacturers, large and small producers and consumers of plastics products, converters, trade publications, educators, and government officials. Major organizations that support the Institute — and that have representation on its board of directors — include the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Plastics Pioneers Association, the National Plastics Center & Museum (NPCM), the American Plastics Council (APC), leading industry magazine/publishers and editors, the U.S. Government, consultants and representatives at top levels from leading plastics companies worldwide.