Danbury, Conn. — The Society of Plastics Engineers has given a four-year contract extension to CEO Patrick Farrey, the executive board announced Jan. 6. The new contract will run through Dec. 31, 2024.
Farrey joined Danbury-based SPE as CEO in June 2017, replacing Willem De Vos.
SPE President Jaime Gomez said Farrey has helped the executive board to transform the organization, which has 22,500 members in 84 countries.
"SPE's executive board began a transformation process about the same time Pat was hired," Gomez said in a news release. "During the last three years, with Pat's support, we have made significant operational improvements, reaffirmed the society's vision and mission, and developed a long-term strategic plan that is creating a more agile and sustainable society. With Pat's leadership we will continue this process as we build a better society for plastics professionals worldwide."
Farrey added: "We have accomplished many good things these past three years, but there is still much work to be done. I am grateful for the confidence placed in me by SPE's executive board. I am fortunate to be working with this group of enthusiastic industry leaders, as well as with the hundreds of dedicated SPE volunteers and the very talented SPE staff team. All of SPE's successes are the result of their combined efforts."
Farrey came to SPE after a 23-year career in the publication and association management sector.