Capping the end of a very busy day two at PLASTEC West in Anaheim, CA, event attendees and exhibitors trooped to a reception yesterday organized by the PLASTICS Industry Association (PLASTICS; Washington, DC). President and CEO William Carteaux, who hosted last year’s reception, did not attend this year, leaving it to Steve Petrakis, Vice President of the association’s Equipment Council, to hold court.
Carteaux has been battling leukemia and is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Petrakis prefaced his presentation at PLASTEC West by reassuring everyone that Carteaux is doing well and is back at work part time, and that he will be at NPE. “Thank you for prayers,” he said. “They are working.”