Mexico's National Association of Plastic Industries, or Anipac, unanimously elected Guillermo Salas Valdéz as its president for the next two years.
He replaces Eduardo de la Tijera, who completed his term this month. No other candidates were on the ballot.
Salas is managing director of plastics machinery importer Industrias Plasticas Maximo SA de CV of Cuautitlan, a municipality close to Mexico City.
Maximo was formed in 1986 to represent Asian injection and blow molding machinery makers Tat Ming, Jon Wai and Akei, as well as bag-making machinery manufacturer Matila. It subsequently began representing PET blow molding machinery producer Chumpower, among others.
Salas was elected March 6 at Anipac's annual general assembly, which was attended by about 80 members.
Five vice presidents also were elected: Eduardo Martínez Hernandez of Plastisor SA de CV; Nuri Turquie Caltum of Fabrica de Polietileno La Cima SA de CV; Romualdo Telleria Beltran of Silos y Camiones SA de CV; Ruben Rodríguez GÃ³mez of Kor Plastics SA de CV; and Silvestre Iniesta Lovera of Total Petrochemical USA Inc.
The elected treasurer is Guillermina Godinez Díaz of Plasticos Reacondicionados SA de CV. The secretary is Hugo Cesar GÃ³mez Squivias of Ironplast S de RL de CV.
The remaining board members are: Alejandro Ramírez of Pemex Petroquímica SA; Patricia Esperanza Villareal of DuPont SA de CV; Juan Carlos Lachica of Industrias Plasticas L y H SA de CV; Silvia Torres of ABC Plasticos SA de CV; and Abraham Beutelspacher of Beutelspacher SA de CV.