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CPIA Announces Appointment of Kanina Blanchard as Director General, Issues

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TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carol Hochu, President & CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kanina Blanchard as Director General, Issues effective Nov. 1, 2013.

Ms. Blanchard brings to CPIA a wealth of private and public sector experience in issues management, strategic business, and change management. Most recently she worked as District Manager for the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) in London, including a one-year assignment as Acting Regional Director. Prior to MOE, Blanchard had 20 years' experience at The Dow Chemical Company internationally, including Global Issues Director from 2006-2009. In her career, Blanchard has successfully lead special projects, strategic issues, public affairs and policy initiatives, making her ideally suited to the role of Director General, Issues.

Carol Hochu, President and CEO of CPIA says, "I'm very pleased to welcome Ms. Blanchard to CPIA to continue our commitment to managing issues and opportunities in the plastics industry. Ms. Blanchard's demonstrated skills and experience will be a definite asset in our ongoing efforts to protect, promote and defend the plastics industry in Canada."

Ms. Blanchard says, "I'm delighted to join CPIA, a strong and effective national association that represents and advocates for an industry so fundamental to Canada's economic stability and growth. I look forward to working with CPIA members and staff to help the plastics industry address our challenges and achieve our potential."

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is the national voice of Canada's plastics industry, representing the interests of processors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and brand owners across the country. Visit www.plastics.ca for more information.

For More Information:

Darlene Gray,

Canadian Plastics Industry Association

t. 905.678.7748 ext. 239

Photos available upon request

CONTACT: For More Information: Darlene Gray, Canadian Plastics Industry Association t. 905.678.7748 ext. 239

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