Mexico City — Anipac, Mexico's national plastics industry association, has a new president. Aldimir Torres Arenas was appointed by a nine-member executive commission Sept. 3.
He succeeds Juan Antonio Hernández León, who was elected for two years at a general assembly in April 2016. Hernández's presidency was extended by four months after a statute change.
Torres, a chemical engineering graduate of Mexico's Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, is a director of Resymat SA de CV, a producer of epoxidized soybean oil and developer of a range of monomeric and polymeric plasticizers and specialties. Resymat is headquartered on the northern edge of Mexico City.
Anipac, which stands for Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico AC, traditionally elected its president for two years at a general assembly. Candidates would often publish their manifestos beforehand and reporters would attend the assembly and mingle with the competing teams.
That didn't happen this year as, bidding to find the right blend of commitment and experience in the incoming president, members ceded that responsibility to the executive commission.
The executive commission was elected at an extraordinary general assembly on Aug. 30. In a speech that day Hernández said: "There's no doubt our industry is more vigorous than ever," adding that the "plastics industry is the present and future for Mexico and the world."