Dan Leedom Receives SPE Lifetime Achievement Award
A few of our team members were able to gather at designPORT in Wilsonville, OR on February 8th, 2022 to help celebrate our very own Dan Leedom. Dan has been awarded the SPE Lifetime Achievement Award by the Columbia River Chapter of SPE.
We spoke with Doug Porter, President of the chapter, he noted that the award is presented to one member of the NW Plastics community that has been involved with the plastics industry for many years, has made a positive impact on their own company but also the larger plastics industry as a whole. “Typical awardees are individuals who are widely considered to be ethical, honest, willing to share their knowledge of the industry with peers, as well as those just entering the industry. Awardees contributions have resulted in a growing plastics industry for all” noted Porter. The award has been presented to a different member of the NW plastics community annually for many decades.
The SPE chapter puts on a call for nominees for the award each year to current and past chapter members. Dan’s name was overwhelmingly chosen by the board from all available nominees this year.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Dan over the last 2.5 years when Falcon Plastics acquired Poly-Cast in 2019. Dan has brought a lot of expertise, experience, and a great deal of knowledge to our team at Falcon Plastics. We have brought on a handful of new projects and customers to the Tigard facility and I am excited to see what the future holds with that facility. I couldn’t think of a more deserving person, he has definitely earned this achievement” states Heather Quail, Director of Sales for Falcon Plastics.
While the award is typically presented at an annual holiday party including the entire chapter and its members, the holiday party was canceled for this year due to Covid. In such, the award was presented to Dan at a small ceremony in front of a few of Dan’s peers and co-workers. Dan’s name and award year, 2021, will be engraved on a large plaque along with all of the chapters previous award recipients.
Congratulations, Dan. You have made a vast impact on the plastics community, and most certainly on the Falcon Plastics family! We appreciate you and your dedication to the industry!