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IRVING, Texas – Joshua Goldberg, business development manager of Asahi/America, Inc. (Lawrence, MA), has been appointed chair of the Technical Committee of the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI).  The announcement was made today by the association’s board of directors.  PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastics pipe industry.  Asahi/America is a member company of PPI.

“We are very pleased that Josh has agreed to lead this important committee,” stated Gary Morgan, application development engineer for Borealis and chair of the PPI board.  “He will provide strong leadership in our ongoing and future technical endeavors.  Josh brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, making him an exceptional choice for leading our Technical Committee.” 

Goldberg has nearly 25 years of experience and has earned a Master of Science degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Oregon.

“Additionally, he is an experienced marketing specialist with analytical skills plus a demonstrated history of working in the industrial polymer sector,” Morgan continued.  “Josh’s expertise includes polymer chemistry, product development, R&D, and process engineering.  These are all important components that are individually significant and in concert with each other combine to make a fortified leader for this critical committee.”

“The PPI Technical Committee is a cornerstone of our organization,” stated David M. Fink, president, PPI, “responsible for several critical functions such as quality assurance, ensuring that all PPI technical documents are technically correct and validated through a rigorous balloting process; coordinating technical activities across divisions to minimize duplication of efforts and promote synergy when possible; reviewing reports and technical papers intended for publication, and forwarding recommendations to the Board; and finally, undertaking activities on technical matters as directed by the Board, which may include research and development initiatives.

“Josh Goldberg’s appointment as the Technical Committee Chair underscores our commitment to excellence in technical endeavors.  With his impressive background and qualifications, we are confident that Joshua will lead the committee to even greater successes.”

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