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NPE2024 Features First-ever Women in Plastics Breakfast

Mar 19, 2024

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NPE: The Plastics Show, Produced by The Plastics Industry Association, will host its inaugural Women in Plastics Breakfast featuring speaker Kerrie Greenfelder, PE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) confirmed the participation of Kerrie Greenfelder, Engineering Director for Burns & McDonnell’s Water Division, as their speaker at the first-ever Women in Plastics Breakfast sponsored at NPE2024 by LyondellBasell and Syensqo. Greenfelder’s session is entitled: “Sorry, I’m Not Sorry” (A Tale of Unapologetic Ambition).  

“The Women in Plastics Breakfast is an incredible opportunity to hear from strong female leaders. Kerrie’s story of empathy and ambition is an inspiration to our community, and we are honored and excited to unite generations of women in this industry,” said Ashley Hood-Morley, Vice President of Industry Engagement at PLASTICS.

The Women in Plastics Breakfast, which will be held on Tuesday, May 7, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am ET, is one of many networking events at NPE2024 designed to connect industry veterans and young professionals. Over 55,000 individuals are projected to attend NPE2024, the largest plastics trade show in the Americas from May 6-10, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. NPE will gather over 2,000 exhibitors to showcase their latest products and innovations designed to drive business forward for every part of the plastics industry, along with over 100 educational sessions and brand-new keynotes from experts in the field.

“I was honored to be asked to speak at this event and am looking forward to connecting with every individual who attends,” stated Greenfelder. “In any career, transparency and honest communication are vital, as they allow us to learn from one another and grow as an industry – and that is exactly what we will be doing at NPE. I am proud to share my experiences with my colleagues and help pave a way for the future of plastics,” concluded Greenfelder.

Kerrie Greenfelder serves as the Engineering Director for Burns & McDonnell’s Water Division. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas. Her commitment to the engineers she leads is also displayed in her volunteer work; she has held multiple positions within the Society of Women Engineers and the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers. Greenfelder is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri.

For more information about NPE2024 and to register, visit npe.org.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.

Contact:

Hunter Martin pr@npe.org
Camille Gallo cgallo@plasticsindustry.org

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