Anipac, Mexico's plastics industry association, is assembling a brain trust of experts with the intention of vastly improving services to its members.
In an unprecedented move, 12 former honorary presidents of the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico AC and the current leader, Juan Antonio Hernández León, will gather in the city of Morelia Nov. 4 to produce a master plan for the organization.
“We have an obligation to offer our members better services and business opportunities,” Hernández, who was elected association president for a two-year stint on April 11, told Plastics News. “I'm interested in hearing the views of the old guard.”
He said Anipac is becoming “more institutional.” However, efforts in recent years to make it more professional have suffered because of an abnormally high turnover of managing directors, Hernández said.
While the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) in the United States has had one president and CEO, Bill Carteaux, since early 2005, Anipac has had five general directors in that time, and four in the past six years.
The new director, Raúl Mendoza Tapia, was appointed in August. He replaced José María Rebollo Lang, who stepped down in the spring for personal reasons after six months on the job.
Anipac has about 230 members. Hernández is also the managing director of plastics bag manufacturer Placoyt Plásticos Comercializadora y Transformadora SA de CV, of Morelia, in the western state of Michoacán.