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PLASTICS releases statement after passing of Plastics Academy president Jay Gardiner

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released the following statement from president and CEO Tony Radoszewski in reaction to the passing of Jay Gardiner.

“On behalf of the entire plastics industry, I express my deepest sympathies to the family of Jay Gardiner. Jay was a legend, both in the business and in his community. His foundational contributions to the growth of the plastics industry in the United States rightfully earned him a place in the Plastics Hall of Fame, an organization he served with characteristic dedication in recent years. Beyond his life in plastics, Jay was also a pillar of his community, where he served in the local fire department for over three decades and taught at a local community college. Jay will be sorely missed.”