CPIA Honors Those Who Serve the Industry
Five long-serving members of the Canadian plastics industry received awards at the annual CPIA and SPE Gala held May 8 in Toronto. Jean-Marie Mongeon, founder of Jet Moulding Compounds Inc. (Ajax, ON)...
Five long-serving members of the Canadian plastics industry received awards at the annual CPIA and SPE Gala held May 8 in Toronto. Jean-Marie Mongeon, founder of Jet Moulding Compounds Inc. (Ajax, ON) is the CPIA Leader of the Year (see Canadian Plastics, May 2003). Terrence Browitt, Fred Edgecombe and Omer Esen each received Canplast Awards, and Pierre G. Dubois, former president and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I would do it all over again,” said Dubois. “This industry has been fantastic.” Dubois was a strong champion for the adoption of PET soft drink bottles in Canada and was instrumental in establishing recycling systems for that product. He led the restructuring process of CPIA in 1997, and officially retired from the association in March 2003.
Terry Browitt is president and founder of Terinex International, a distributor of resins, compounds, concentrates and additives in Montreal. Browitt has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) since 1966, and served as its president for the 2001-2002 term.
Dr. Fred Edgecombe, who recently retired from the CPIA, has 40 years of varied experience in the plastics and chemical industries. Throughout his career, he has represented the industry on many professional committees and boards. He also holds a number of patents and has published numerous research papers.
Omer Esen is an active participant in the CPIA West organization. He has a varied background in corporate management in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. He maintains close links with academia and industry by serving on advisory councils and boards.
The Canplast Awards recognize long and distinguished service to the association.