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Matthew Glaser Named Senior Director, Industry Engagement for Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)

He will serve as director for PLASTICS’ Processors Council, managing all activities of the council, enhancing member benefits, and integrating broader association strategy regarding advocacy, communication, engagement, and sustainability.

Matthew Glaser

The Processors Council— one of three councils representing the association’s primary constituent groups—is the main point of engagement for plastics industry processors and converters serving industry segments and end markets, including flexible and rigid packaging as well as transportation and other durable applications.

“We are fortunate to have Matt join our industry engagement team here at PLASTICS,” said Ashley Hood-Morley, Vice President of Industry Engagement. “Matt comes to us with an extensive association management background and vast experience leading committees, developing educational programs and growing membership. We are excited to have his expertise enhance our total PLASTICS member experience.”

Glaser joins PLASTICS after working for the American Petroleum Institute, where he served as Senior Program Manager for Global Business Development. Glaser’s wide-ranging career also includes executive positions with National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as education and leadership posts at several other Washington-based associations.

A University of Maryland graduate with a B.A. in Government & Politics, Glaser also holds an M.S. in Management from University of Maryland Global Campus.


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