On the eve of the opening day of Plast-Ex in Toronto, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) honored industry's best and brightest during a dinner reception on June 15, 2015, at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel. A keynote by Scott McGillivray, host of the popular HGTV reality show, Income Property, engaged the audience by recounting adventures in remodeling—vinyl, you will be pleased to know, often provided a happy ending. Then, it was on to the awards themselves, which were handed out to nine honorees in five categories.
Judith Nancekivell, former publisher of Canadian Plastics, shared a lifetime achievement award with Vic De Zen, a titan of the Canadian plastics industry with a rather remarkable resume.
Named publisher of Canadian Plastics in 1989 and now retired, Nancekivell was recognized for her contribution to industry as the head of the "second oldest print publication for the plastics industry in North America," noted CPIA President and CEO Carol Hochu. Although she has retired from publishing, she has not retired from life, noted Hochu: Nancekivell is going back to school to study music.