Plastics Hall of Fame Awards Gala & Induction Ceremony

NPE2018 Co-located with NPE2018: The Plastics Show

Join us in honoring the men and women around the world who have made major contributions to shape the direction and future of the plastics industry.

On Sunday, May 6, your peers and industry professionals will come together to celebrate the positive impact of 10 well-known and respected plastics industry leaders who will be inducted into the 2018 Plastics Hall of Fame.

As one of the major events of NPE2018 in Orlando, Florida, the Hall of Fame celebration is held in the stunning Linda W. Chapin Theater and features a formal awards ceremony and a cocktail reception with open bar, hot and cold food, as well as the opportunity to meet and congratulate the honorees while connecting with industry colleagues.

Let’s come together to recognize those who have shaped our industry and support the future of plastics.


2018 Plastics Hall of Fame Members

Robert Ackley, Davis-Standard, LLC
Ira G. Boots, Milacron Holding Company
Karlheinz Bourdon, KraussMaffei Technologies Group
David Cornell, DD Cornell Associates, LLC
Donna Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Donald Graham, The Graham Group
Steve Maguire, Maguire Products, Inc.
Max McDaniel, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC
Martin Stark, Bekum America Corporation
Hideo Tanaka, Toshiba Machine Co.


This event not only celebrates the plastics industry but also serves as a fundraiser for scholarships through the Plastics Academy and the Future of Plastics Foundation. A portion of your gift is tax deductible.


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You can further support inductees by exploring partnership opportunities and program guide advertising space. Learn more

A light reception will be held before the induction ceremony, which will be followed by a full reception after the awards ceremony with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and carving stations. Black tie optional.

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