The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI; Irving, TX) has named David M. Fink as its new President and Executive Director, effective at the end of January 2020. A veteran of the plastics pipe industry, Fink previously served as Chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019 and has held a number of other leadership positions within the organization. He succeeds Tony Radoszewski, who became President and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association in September 2019.
|David M. Fink, President and Executive Director, Plastics Pipe Institute.|
Fink has more than 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, including 13 years at a major plastic pipe manufacturer. He has “key insights into all segments of the markets served by PPI, and for many years has been instrumental in developing and executing the PPI Strategic Plan,” said Peter Zut of KraussMaffei, chair of the PPI Board of Directors and chair of the executive search committee.
Fink most recently served as the Senior Vice President at PPI member company WL Plastics and previously at Dow Chemical in the company’s polyolefin resin business. While at WL Plastics, he oversaw significant growth of the company’s sales in the polyethylene pipe market segments, said the news release. He has participated in a number of related standard setting organizations and associations, including the Alliance for PE Pipe, ASTM International, American Petroleum Institute and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fink currently chairs the PPI Statistics Committee and co-chairs the newly established PPI Safety Committee.
Fink remarked in a prepared statement that through research, education, and advocacy, “we will work together to further advance the acceptance and use of plastic piping systems throughout North America and around the world.”
Fink earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and B.S. in chemistry from Gannon University (Erie, PA).