ADS’ Goddard Receives PPI Honor

James Goddard, who recently retired from Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) as the company’s chief engineer, has been made an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.

In recognition of Goddard’s contributions to the PPI and the industry, the award was made during the group’s annual membership meeting in May.

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“We at ADS are proud of Jim’s devotion to the industry as a whole,” said ADS chairman and CEO Joe Chlapaty. “He has worked tirelessly on solving infrastructure problems and also on research projects that verify the long-life and durability of corrugated HDPE pipe in numerous applications. Jim has set a work standard at ADS that has been the core of our company’s growth and he holds many ADS patents for pipe profiles and joint designs. His work is benefiting communities around the world.”

            “Jim’s contributions to the industry through his work with ASTM, AASHTO and other organizations has led to the development of standards and practices creating a greater awareness, approval and acceptance of corrugated HDPE pipe,” stated PPI executive director Tony Radoszewski during the presentation.

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            “For more than 30 years Jim has been an active member of the PPI participating in numerous committees, task groups and as a key member of our corrugated pipe division,” Radoszewski continued.  “Because of his selfless dedication to the advancement of the plastic pipe industry, it is with great appreciation for us to bestow our highest recognition of service.”

            The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry and is dedicated to promoting plastics as the material of choice for pipe applications.  PPI is the premier technical, engineering and industry knowledge resource publishing data for use in development and design of plastic pipe systems. Additionally, PPI collaborates with industry organizations that set standards for manufacturing practices and installation methods.
            Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 51 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 23 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech storm water chambers, Nyloplast drainage structures, INSERTA TEE, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. 

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