Canadian Plastics Industry Association Announces 2013/2014 Board of Directors

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MISSISSAUGA, Canada, May 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is pleased to announce that Amir Karim, Vice-President, Business Development, Polykar (St. Laurent, QC) was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for a two-year term at the CPIA Annual General Meeting held May 13, 2013.

In addition, CPIA is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors including Laurie Borg, NexCycle Canada (Brampton, ON); Rob Miller, Wittmann Canada Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON); and Vernon Allen, Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd. (Allison, NB).

The 2013/2014 Board of Directors includes the following members:

Executive Committee:
Chair - Amir Karim, Polykar Industries Inc.
Vice-Chair - Terry Elliott, Ampacet Canada Company
Treasurer - Mark Lichtblau, Haremar Plastic Mfg. Ltd.
Past Chair – Paul Cohen, W. Ralston (Canada) Inc.
President & CEO – Carol Hochu, CPIA (ex-officio)

Charles Russell, NOVA Chemicals
Francois Cote, Cascades Specialty Products Group
Jon Pyper, Dow Chemical Canada
Laurie Borg, NexCycle Canada Inc.
Michel Cote, IPL Inc.
Rob Miller, Wittmann Canada
Tim Bean, Imperial Oil, Chemicals Division
Tom Rose, Layfield Group Limited
Vernon Allen, Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.
Veso Sobot, IPEX Inc.

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.

CONTACT: Darlene Gray Canadian Plastics Industry Association 905.678.7748 ext. 239

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