The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently announced a number of position changes to its Board of Directors led by incoming president Joe Tocci, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) Inc. The announcement, effective as of October 29, 2020, was made during the organization’s Fall Member Business Meeting, which was held virtually last month and drew in record attendance of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals from its member companies for two days of strategic discussion and insightful presentations on the direction of the industry.
Beginning a two-year term as president, Tocci will spearhead the board, with Steve Flannery, Avery Dennison Corporation, taking on an officer role as vice president; Ed LaForge, MACtac North America, as treasurer; and Michel Merkx, American Biltrite Inc., moving to past president.
In addition to shifts in officer positions are the directors, who all retained their roles, including Brad Boelkins, tesa tape, inc.; Jonathan Hirsch, Lamart Corporation; Tarun Manroa, Berry Global, Inc.; Nick Odomirok, Shurtape Technologies, LLC; and Chad Carney, 3M.
In officially taking on leadership of PSTC, President Tocci said, “While we continue to face a number of unprecedented challenges as we quickly move into the new year, I look forward to taking on the task of guiding our organization, supporting our members and focusing on growing our industry through these turbulent times. I thank Michel Merkx for his adept direction thus far, and I remain confident in our strength as an organization in strategically working through whatever may come.”
Reaffirming its commitment to its membership, PSTC engaged in increased member outreach and offered a number of new benefits in 2020. Following a successful Fall Member Business Meeting, the organization is currently preparing for its inaugural Tape Week event in 2021 after canceling it this year due to the public health emergency.
View the full list of the PSTC Board of Directors on the organization’s website.