The former chief economist of the Plastics Industry Association, who left the group earlier this year amid staff turnover under its former CEO, has rejoined the organization.
The association announced July 14 that Perc Pineda is resuming his job as chief economist, a position he held from 2017 until February, when he left.
The new CEO of the association, Matt Seaholm, welcomed Pineda's return. Pineda will be a member of the group's senior leadership.
Former CEO Tony Radoszewski left the organization suddenly in late March, amid concerns among association members over staffing and the association's direction.
"We are excited to have Perc return to the team," Seaholm said. "He brings a significant expertise that is unparalleled in our industry. Perc's invaluable ability to identify economic trends and forecast the state of the marketplace is highly regarded and regularly anticipated by our members."
Pineda's departure earlier this year came amid a string of others leaving the group, including the head of its councils for the equipment and processing segments. At the time, Pineda had been the most senior staff member to leave.
Now he is among a number of new hires and staff changes.