NPE2024 Features First-Ever Women in Plastics Breakfast

Press release submitted on behalf of the Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) confirmed the participation of Kerrie Greenfelder, Engineering Director for Burns & McDonnell’s Water Division, as their speaker at the first-ever Women in Plastics Breakfast, sponsored at NPE2024 by LyondellBasell and Syensqo. Greenfelder’s session is entitled: “Sorry, I’m Not Sorry” (A Tale of Unapologetic Ambition).

“The Women in Plastics Breakfast is an incredible opportunity to hear from strong female leaders. Kerrie’s story of empathy and ambition is an inspiration to our community, and we are honored and excited to unite generations of women in this industry,” said Ashley Hood-Morley, Vice President of Industry Engagement at PLASTICS.

The Women in Plastics Breakfast, which will be held on Tuesday, May 7, from 7:30 am – 9:00 am ET, is one of many networking events at NPE2024 designed to connect industry veterans and young professionals. Over 55,000 individuals are projected to attend NPE2024, the largest plastics trade show in the Americas from May 6-10, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. NPE will gather over 2,000 exhibitors to showcase their latest products and innovations designed to drive business forward for every part of the plastics industry, along with over 100 educational sessions and brand-new keynotes from experts in the field.

“I was honored to be asked to speak at this event and am looking forward to connecting with every individual who attends,” stated Greenfelder. “In any career, transparency and honest communication are vital, as they allow us to learn from one another and grow as an industry – and that is exactly what we will be doing at NPE. I am proud to share my experiences with my colleagues and help pave a way for the future of plastics,” concluded Greenfelder.

Kerrie Greenfelder serves as the Engineering Director for Burns & McDonnell’s Water Division. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas. Her commitment to the engineers she leads is also displayed in her volunteer work; she has held multiple positions within the Society of Women Engineers and the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers. Greenfelder is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri.

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