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CPIA appoints Mark Badger as new executive director

Mark Badger has been appointed as the new executive director of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)...


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March 9, 2009 by Canadian Plastics

Mark Badger has been appointed as the new executive director of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), effective March 9, 2009.

Badger replaces outgoing president Serge Lavoie.

Badger was a vice president of pipe and profile extruder Royal Group from 1995 through 2008, where he was in charge of corporate communications, marketing and corporate development. Subsequent to Georgia Gulf’s acquisition of Royal Group in 2006, he also led Georgia Gulf’s investor relations activities.

Badger graduated with an Honours Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1980. He received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada in 2002, in recognition of his leadership roles with charitable organizations.

“Mark is exactly the person we need at this point in CPIA’s development,” said Dave Birkby, chair of the board of the CPIA. “He has a long history in the plastics industry in Canada and he has first hand understanding of the value this trade association brings to its members.”