Curbell Plastics Honored for Industry Group Leadership, Environmental Stewardship and Education

Repeat awards and new recognition from IAPD highlight forward-thinking approach, dedication to industry

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Beth Summers
Curbell Plastics, Inc.
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Orchard Park, N.Y., November 29, 2018 – Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials, earned multiple awards from the International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) that recognize the company’s commitments to the IAPD, the environment and professional education. They received the honors at the 62nd Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Showcase in Washington, D.C., last month.

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Peter DelGado, Chair of the IAPD Membership Committee, receiving the IAPD Pacesetter Award for his extraordinary impact on the association’s growing membership.
Pictured left to right: Rick Gough (Outgoing IAPD President), Peter DelGado (Senior Director of Sales & Customer Service, Curbell Plastics), Wayne Gono (IAPD President).

Plastics Industry Leadership

Peter DelGado, Senior Director of Sales and Customer Service and a 32-year veteran of Curbell Plastics, received the IAPD Pacesetter Award in recognition of his extraordinary impact on the association’s growing membership and prominence in the performance plastics industry. As chair of the IAPD Membership Committee, he leads the association’s efforts to recruit and retain member companies that demonstrate exceptional stewardship of the supply chain. He has also served the association as a member of its Board of Directors and played a key role in several working committees and task forces.

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Curbell Plastics receiving IAPD’s Gold Education Circle of Champions award for a third consecutive year.
Pictured left to right: Rick Gough (Outgoing IAPD President), Tina Sabuda (Vice Chair of the Board, Curbell, Inc.), Gerry Helbig (President, Curbell Plastics), Abdul Sarac, Ph.D. (Chief Operating Officer, Curbell Medical), Jinny Kcehowski (Senior Training & Development Manger, Curbell Plastics), Dennis Freeman (Senior Regional Director, Curbell Plastics), Keith Hechtel (Senior Director of Business Development, Curbell Plastics), Peter DelGado (Senior Director of Sales & Customer Service, Curbell Plastics), Charlie Riley (Director of Marketing, Curbell Plastics), Patrick Hatfield (Director of Procurement, Curbell Plastics), Wayne Gono (IAPD President).

Environmental Excellence

The 2018 IAPD convention marked the fourth consecutive year the organization honored Curbell for leading by example in environmental responsibility, this time giving it the sole Best Overall Program distinction among all recipients of the Environmental Excellence Awards. Curbell Plastics received the top award for scoring the highest point total in the IAPD Environmental Committee’s selection process — with Curbell’s recycling practices, employee education program and zero-landfill status for the company’s headquarters contributing to its score. Before taking Best Overall Program this year, Curbell was the only company to win a Gold Level Environmental Excellence Award three years in a row, after earning the recognition in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

A Plastics Education Innovator

For the third consecutive year, Curbell Plastics earned a top honor in the IAPD’s Education Circle of Champions — again scoring a Gold Award that recognizes companies for the highest level of commitment to continuing plastics education and sales training. One of only eight Gold Award recipients nationwide, Curbell Plastics scored in the highest level both for its use of IAPD training resources as well as for its extensive and continually evolving internal training programs, which reflect the company’s core values and its emphasis on developing the plastics leaders of tomorrow.

“The Curbell Plastics team is honored to be recognized by IAPD and our industry peers in all of these categories,” DelGado said. “With the IAPD’s emphasis on learning through the IAPD University, as well as promoting sound environmental practices through its GreenScene program, there are so many values held in common between our company and the IAPD. We’re proud to be a part of that and to help make a difference for the association and the industry.”

About Curbell Plastics, Inc.

Curbell Plastics grew into one of the nation’s top-five plastic materials distributors by investing for the long term and focusing foremost on the needs of its commercial and industrial customers — a strategy that has set the company apart since its founding in 1942.

Curbell supplies plastic sheet, rod, tube and film materials as well as adhesives and fabricated plastic parts to thousands of commercial businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. The company also offers next-day delivery, innovative services and a nationwide team of material experts to solve application challenges. The company has ISO 9001 certification for nine of its locations and corporate headquarters, and maintains ITAR and EAR compliance company-wide.

Headquartered in Orchard Park, New York, Curbell Plastics is a privately held subsidiary of Curbell, Inc.