Plastics News CFO of the Year 2018

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Financial executives too often go unrecognized for their role in the development of a successful  company. While their work takes place behind the scenes, they are integral to the operation’s development and are central to the entire well-being of a company.


Plastics News will again pay tribute to those financial professionals who make a major impact on a processor or supplier company with its fourth annual Plastics News’ CFO of the Year Award. This award honors the top individuals in senior management at plastics processing and supplier companies based in North America.

These individuals will be recognized during the Plastics Financial Summit, to be held Oct. 23, 2018, at the Swissotel in downtown.Chicago and in a special section of Plastics News.

Plastics News’ staff, along with an independent panel of judges, will select winners based on excellence in financial or other corporate operational management and their contributions to the community. Nominees can include, but are not limited to, CFOs, vice presidents of finance, controllers, finance directors and managers, group accountants and financial analysts.

To qualify, companies must derive at least 50 percent of their sales from plastics-related components or services. The award is open to plastics processing firms, supplier firms and other service providers for the plastics industry. 


  • CFO of the Year - This award is open to those with the title of CFO or executives who hold duties generally considered to be those handled by a senior financial professional at a plastics processing and supplier company based in North America.


Nominations are encouraged from processing companies of all types, size and revenue. Awards are presented to individuals representing public and private entities.

Selection Process
Nominations are judged by members of Plastics News along with an independent panel of professional financial practitioners, top plastics executives and members of government or academia. Consideration is given, but not limited to, leadership, management, business growth, strategic transactions, challenges met and industry/civic contributions.

How to Submit a Nomination
The process is quick and easy – simply provide your nominee's contact information. Nominees will be contacted to confirm their interest and fill out a candidate form.

Self-nominations are also welcome. To nominate yourself, use the self-nominations link and you will be taken directly to the candidate form.


Nominations are due by Friday, August 10, 2018, at close of business.

For questions about the nomination process contact Plastics News’ Conference Director Joe Pryweller at; 330-212-3731.

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