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CPIA’s Leader of the Year and CanPlast winners announced

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Anton Mudde, president of Baytech Plastics (Midland, ON) will be receiving the CPIA Leader of the Year Award at a s...

Anton Mudde, president of Baytech Plastics (Midland, ON) will be receiving the CPIA Leader of the Year Award at a special luncheon scheduled for May 5 in Toronto. Mudde, a 33-year veteran of the injection molding firm, was selected in recognition of his ongoing leadership at Baytech as well as his long standing support of industry organizations.
“Anton exemplifies a CPIA leader,” said Serge Lavoie, CPIA president. “He has made a significant difference to his business, to the industry and to his local community.” (An in-depth article about Mudde will appear in the May issue of Canadian Plastics.)
Also at the May 5 event, CPIA will be presenting a CanPlast Award to Faris Shammas, until recently the vice president for industry competitiveness at the association. Shammas held various positions with CPIA and its earlier incarnation, SPI Canada, during a 26-year career. He left CPIA this past December.
These two recipients will join Robert Schad, president and founder of Husky Injection Molding and the 2005 Life Achievement Award nominee, at the special awards luncheon.
The lunch is part of Executive Briefing 2005, a new event designed to inform senior industry participants about key issues, industry’s response to them, and how these issues are likely to impact our plastics businesses. In a completely new format, this briefing includes the association’s Annual General Meeting as well as the awards luncheon.
Briefings will be conducted by the committee volunteers and senior association staff who have been working most closely with these issues.
The one day event is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto.
For additional information, link to the Executive Briefing 2005 portion of the CPIA web site at


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