The Plastics Industry Association will announce the recipient of its new award honoring Bill Carteaux, its former president and CEO, during an Oct. 7 event in Florida.
The group said it will present its inaugural William R. Carteaux Leadership Award at a ceremony held in conjunction with its annual meeting and the induction ceremony for new members of the Plastics Hall of Fame.
It said the Carteaux award will honor an industry professional from a company that is a member of the association, and who has "achieved distinction working for the betterment of the plastics sector."
Carteaux led the group from 2005 until his death in December 2018, following a nearly three-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
"Bill Carteaux was the type of guy who could fill a room with his presence, and he used his passion and dedication to build bridges within the industry," said Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of the association. "His selflessness in his career and private life were never more obvious than when he continued to lead [the association], chaired major events, and raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, all while battling the disease himself.
"Receiving this award will be a great honor for the man or woman who best reflects Bill's personal and professional values," he said. "As a close friend to Bill, I look forward to celebrating that special person and our entire industry this fall."
Nominations will be accepted through June 30 and can be sent to [email protected] The association said nominations can be made by peers, family or friends.
The award will be presented as part of the Plastics Hall of Fame ceremony during the association's board dinner, at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.
The Plastics Academy, which administers the hall of fame, will serve as a screening committee, with officers of the plastics association making the final selection.