Giving Thanks

By Carol Hochu, President and CEO

Canadian Thanksgiving is only a few short days away, so I think it’s only appropriate to include a message of thanks in my President’s Report.

Thanks to you our CPIA members for making this association great. Some of you have been members for a long time while others are new to CPIA. I understand that many firms regularly review their association memberships to confirm which continue to provide value. Thanks for your commitment to and support of CPIA, it is very much appreciated.

Also, thanks to our members for the wonderful plastic products you make and distribute. Your contribution is largely responsible for the quality of modern life we enjoy as North Americans; you make our daily lives convenient, safe, enjoyable, cost effective, innovative and so much more!

Thanks to our many volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise to CPIA through Board and Committee service. If you’re not currently involved but want to volunteer, please let me know - we’ll find a place for your talents!

imgEPCEVcdvQK.pngThanks to the dedicated, hard-working and passionate CPIA staff team. This has been a year of change at CPIA. Some key personnel have moved on (Cathy Cirko, Paul Aucoin) and some new faces have joined us (Krista Friesen, Aiñe Curran). Both Krista and Aiñe have immersed themselves completely in their portfolios and are busy meeting with key stakeholders including many CPIA members to learn more about what keeps you awake at night, and how CPIA might help.

A special shout out is extended to Gloria Zizek, CPIA’s Accounting Associate, who recently celebrated her 20th anniversary as a member of Team CPIA. Thank you Gloria for your years of devoted service and for always having a smile on your face!

I have been very fortunate in my 30-plus year career to work at a number of great organizations. Without a doubt what makes an organization great are the people who comprise that organization. In every sense of the word, CPIA is a great organization. I give thanks every day for the opportunity to work at such a great place, and to be associated with such great people (and great products too!)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!