PLASTICS Hires Tradeshow Veteran as Vice President of Tradeshows and Marketing

Susan Krys is an industry veteran who the Plastics Industry Association says will bring tradeshow "chops" to NPE2018.

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Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced that Susan Krys will lead the association’s Tradeshows and Marketing department. Susan comes to PLASTICS with more than 25 years of association and tradeshow experience. In this new role, she will be responsible for leading PLASTICS’ tradeshows and managing tradeshows’ marketing, meetings and initiatives.

“Susan Krys has extensive tradeshow knowledge and association experience which makes her an invaluable asset to the PLASTICS team,” said PLASTICS’ President and CEO Bill Carteaux. “She brings talent and exciting new leadership to our signature trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show.” 

Most recently, Susan served as vice president of Program Development at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), where she managed the society’s educational conferences, training, sales and events. Prior to her tenure at ISPE, Susan was the senior director of Promotions and Industry Events at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for eight years. In this role, she oversaw all industry involvement in the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session. Before joining ACC, Susan was the director of Exhibit Sales and Exhibitor Marketing for the Telecommunications Industry Association where she was responsible for a $32 million budget and a staff of 12 sales, marketing and event operations professionals, working on the largest telecommunications networking event in the United States.

Susan’s experience in event management extends to other industries like food marketing, healthcare, and sports marketing. She has extensive experience in exhibit and sponsorship sales, marketing, education programming, event operations and event team management.