PLASTICS opens William R. Carteaux Leadership Award nominations   

Dec. 7, 2023
The award, named in honor of the organization's late former president and CEO, will be presented in May.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has opened nominations for the William R. Carteaux Leadership Award, presented to an industry professional who has achieved distinction in working for the betterment of the plastics industry. 

Any employee of a PLASTICS member company who personifies the values of Carteaux — unity, dedication, perseverance and selflessness — is eligible for the award, named in honor of the former president and CEO of PLASTICS. 

“Bill Carteaux’s passion and dedication to our industry were remarkable,” said Matt Seaholm, president and CEO of PLASTICS. “Even through tough times, Bill was committed to PLASTICS and advocated for our entire industry including the millions of workers it employs. He was relentlessly optimistic about the future of the plastics industry, bringing together leaders and innovators to address our sustainability goals.”  

Prospective candidates can be nominated by their peers, friends or family. To submit nominations, please click here. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. The award will be presented as part of the Plastics Hall of Fame Ceremony in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, May 5, 2024.   

“It was an honor to be the first recipient of the William R. Carteaux Leadership Award,” said Brad Crocker, CEO of Epsilyte. “Bill Carteaux was a selfless leader who was passionate about our industry and its future. This award exemplifies what it means to lead with the values Bill personified.”