The board of directors of the Plastics Industry Association (Plastics), Washington, has voted to appoint Matt Seaholm to the position of chief executive officer and Glenn Anderson to the position of chief operating officer.
Seaholm replaces President and CEO Tony Radoszewski, who was hired in 2019.
“We are incredibly excited to elevate both of these gentlemen to lead this organization into the future,” says Tad McGwire, chairman of the association’s board. “In making Matt our next CEO, the board is indicating how important advocacy and communications are for the plastics industry right now and the role we expect Plastics to play as a voice for its member companies. Matt’s extensive experience in this space and vision for where he wants to take this organization made him a great choice to be its next leader.”
Seaholm has served as the association’s vice president of government affairs for the past two years. Previously, he was the executive director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance. Before joining the association, Seaholm was vice president of public affairs at the public relations firm Edelman. He is a veteran of political and policy campaigns, having worked on everything from local ordinance fights to statewide political campaigns to national issue advocacy initiatives. Seaholm has been a public voice on behalf of the plastics industry for more than five years, testifying before more than 30 legislative bodies and being interviewed by more than 100 media outlets.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead the Plastics Industry Association,” he says. “While the industry has challenges before us, I firmly believe they are outnumbered by the opportunities. The innovation in materials, the investment in technology and the overall commitment to sustainability give us countless stories to tell. The plastics industry and the people who work in it are essential to society and it is an absolute privilege to be a voice for them.”
Anderson has served as the vice president of member engagement for the association since April of 2020. He has been an industry leader for nearly 40 years. Prior to joining Plastics, Anderson worked for member company Milacron LLC (now a division of Hillenbrand) for more than 30 years. During his time at Milacron, Anderson held numerous roles and responsibilities, including vice president and general manager for the injection and extrusion businesses for the Americas and, most recently, as senior vice president of global/strategic accounts working with key global customers for all Milacron branded companies, including Mold Masters and DME.
“Glenn’s promotion to COO is a reflection of his managerial experience, institutional knowledge and the broad set of responsibilities he has at Plastics,” McGwire says. “In his new role, Glenn is going to be integral to the growth of the association, the success of NPE, and a member engagement strategy that gets Plastics where it needs to be.”
“I am humbled to be given the opportunity to take on this exciting new role,” Anderson says. “Plastics is now very well-positioned to both leverage new and exciting opportunities, as well as meet the difficult challenges the plastics industry faces each and every day.”