Patrick Collings, of Lane Enterprises, was named chairman of the board for the Plastics Pipe Institute at the trade association’s recent annual membership meeting.
The Plastics Pipe Institute represents all segments of the plastic pipe industry and Collings’ appointment is for two years.
The board also includes David Fink, of WL Plastics, vice chair; Michael Pluimer, of Crossroads Engineering Services, advisory council chair; and Peter Zut, of Krauss Maffei, treasurer. Past chair is George Zagorski, of Blue Diamond Industries LLC. Working with division chairs, the association’s president and legal counsel, this group governs the institute, overseeing its business.
“Our association is member run and member led,” stated Tony Radoszewski, Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) president. “These individuals and their companies have been strong partners of PPI for many years. Their diligent work on various committees and task groups has supported PPI’s significant contributions to industry advancements. The caliber and talent of these executives, with their technical, operational and leadership expertise, ensures forward-moving momentum. It’s an extremely exciting time to be involved at PPI. Progress and innovation are occurring throughout the organization at an all-time high. We are especially fortunate that our new chairman is a seasoned patron and has been a front-runner in much of this development.”
Collings is an engineer by training who holds several patents, and is president and general manager of Lane Enterprises, and has led that company through steady growth for nearly a decade.
“We look forward to Pat’s [Collings] guidance and direction for PPI’s positive future and to ongoing broadening value for members, as well as enhanced benefit and service to our industry,” said Radoszewski.
The chairs of the five Plastics Pipe Institute divisions participating on the board are: Building & Construction, Gary Morgan, of Viega; Conduit, Michael Tribble, of Southwire; Corrugated Plastic Pipe, Jeremy Duininck, of Prinsco; Energy Piping Systems, Douglas Keller, of LyondellBasell; and Municipal and Industrial, Lawrence Norris, of Wolseley Industrial Group.