David Keim, 55, former president of plastics fabricator and distributor Lehigh Valley Plastics Inc. of Bethlehem, Pa., died July 10 at his home in Foglesville, Pa.
Keim began working at Lehigh Valley Plastics as a carpenter and during his 34 years at the company rose through the ranks holding various positions in management and sales, before becoming president.
He was also active in the International Association of Plastics Distribution, an Overland Park, Kan.-based trade group.
“The International Association of Plastics Distribution is deeply saddened about Dave Keim's passing. Dave was a dedicated IAPD volunteer, having served on the board of directors, editorial committee and education committee. He enjoyed working with the committees and he valued his personal and professional relationships with fellow IAPD members. He never met someone who wasn't his friend. He was a quiet person who never wasted words. When he spoke, it was profound. Dave will be missed by all of us,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery in a statement.
Keim, an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, loved the outdoors, hunting, golfing and sports. He was a member of the Kempton Fire Co., Kempton Rod and Gun Club, the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, as well as the Zion Moselem Lutheran Church.
Services were held July 13. Details about the cause of death were not available.