PIA Names New CEO, COO

The Plastics Industry Association (PIA) board of directors voted on April 26 to appoint Matt Seaholm chief executive officer and Glenn Anderson chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Seaholm succeeds Tony Radoszewski, who left PIA in late March after 30 months as CEO. PIA, which also refers to itself as “PLASTICS,” severed ties with Radoszewski on Friday, March 25, and notified staff and the public about the change the following Monday. 

Seaholm served as PIA’s vice president of government affairs for the past two years and prior to that was the executive director of the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance there. Before joining the association, he was vice president of public affairs at Edelman, a global public relations consulting firm. Seaholm is a veteran of political and policy campaigns, having worked on everything from local ordinance fights to statewide political campaigns to national issue advocacy initiatives. He has been a public voice on behalf of the plastics industry for more than five years, testifying before more than 30 legislative bodies and being interviewed by over 100 media outlets.

Glenn Anderson is currently the vice president of member engagement for PIA, a position he has held since April 2020. He has been in the plastics industry for almost 40 years. Prior to joining PIA, Anderson worked for member company Milacron LLC (now a division of Hillenbrand) for over 30 years. During his time at Milacron, he held numerous roles and responsibilities including vice president and general manager of both the injection and extrusion businesses for the Americas, and most recently senior vice president of global/strategic accounts working with key global customers for all Milacron-branded companies including Mold Masters and DME.

Seaholm and Anderson will be formally introduced in their new positions next week in Chicago at PIA’s annual spring meeting. 

“In making Matt our next CEO, the board is indicating how important advocacy and communications are for the plastics industry right now and the role we expect PLASTICS to play as a voice for member companies,” said Tad McGwire, board chairman. “Matt’s extensive experience in this space and vision for where he wants to take this organization made him a great choice to be its next leader.”

McGwire added: “Glenn’s promotion to COO is a reflection of his managerial experience, institutional knowledge and the broad set of responsibilities he has at PLASTICS. In his new role, Glenn is going to be integral to the growth of the association, the success of NPE and [our] member engagement strategy …”

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