In-Mold Decorating Association Under New Management

Ron and Myra Schultz to Retire

The board of directors of the In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) has announced it has appointed Topeka, Kansas-based Peterson Publications, Inc. as its managing partner. Jeff Peterson will serve as executive director, and Dianna Brodine will serve as managing director. Ron Schultz, previous executive director, will retire.

“Ron Schultz has been a vital part of the In-Mold Decorating Association since its inception,” said Bob Travis, president of InkWorks Printing, LLC, and president of the IMDA Board of Directors. “Together with his wife, Myra, Ron has established the association as a leading educational source for the molders, printers, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers that compose the in-mold decorating and labeling production chain. He will be greatly missed, but his retirement is well deserved.”

Peterson Publications will utilize its experience in association management and in the plastics decorating industry (as publishers of Plastics Decorating magazine) to continue the IMDA’s educational programs (including the ABCs of IML and the IMDA Symposium), support the membership through new benefit programs and expand upon the awareness of in-mold decorating and labeling throughout the global packaging and durable goods markets.

Newly appointed Executive Director Jeff Peterson said, “In-mold decorating has an important growth opportunity in North America, and we’re excited to lead the association’s members in expanding awareness of the technology while supporting their businesses, especially as the industry recovers from the pandemic.”

For further information, contact IMDA at its new phone number – (785) 215-8635 – or email

The IMDA is an organization that includes molders, printers, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers that are committed to the development and growth of in-mold decorated products, technologies and markets. IMDA raises the level of awareness and acceptance of in-mold decorated durable products and in-mold labeled packaging by OEMs, brand owners and marketers, integrating the interests of the entire IML and IMD supply chain through its promotional and educational programs. For more information on the IMDA, visit