The Canadian Plastics Industry Association named Jean-Marie Mongeon for its Leader of the Year Award.
Mongeon is president and chief executive officer of thermosets supplier Jet Moulding Compounds Inc. in Ajax, Ontario. His 50 years in plastics began when he became a press operator at the age of 17. By 1979 he had started his own company, and Jet Moulding since has grown to C$17 million (US$12.4 million) in annual sales.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to former CPIA President and CEO Pierre Dubois. Canplast awards went to Omer Esen, retired from Glas Aire Industries Ltd.; Terry Browitt, president of Terinex international Ltd.; and Fred Edgecombe, longtime technical adviser to CPIA. The awards were presented at CPIA's annual event in Toronto in support of research into prostate cancer.