New Officers At PPI

Donna Stoughton of Charter Plastics Inc. has been named the chairman of the board of directors for the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Inc., a trade association representing all segments of the plastic piping industry.

Stoughton is a 15-year veteran of the pipe industry and the director of sales and marketing for Charter Plastics (Titusville, PA), a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene pipe.

Stoughton has served as the vice chairman of the board, chairman of the PPI Fuel Gas Division, and as the PPI Marketing Committee Chair. She also has represented PPI at the United States Conference of Mayors.

“PPI is a tremendous resource for the pipe industry” Stoughton said. “During the two years of my term, my objectives are to drive the continued development of PPI’s technical resources; expand PPI’s outreach and promotion of plastic pipe; and facilitate our association’s growth with programs that serve the needs of our member companies and their end users.”

Along with Stoughton, other members of the board of directors are Gary Runyan (Zurn PEX Plumbing) vice-chairman; Dave Morgan (Performance Pipe) past chairman; Jim Craig (McElroy) advisory council chairman; and Heather Turner (Dow Chemical) treasurer.

Also participating with the board are the chairs of the five PPI divisions: Corrugated Plastic Pipe Division: Patrick Collins (Lane Enterprises); Municipal and Industrial Division: David Fink (WL Plastics); Fuel Gas Division: White Jee, (INEOS); Heating & Plumbing Division: Chris Haldiman (Watts Radiant Inc.); and the Conduit Division: Mark Stuhlreyer (Blue Diamond Industries). 469.499.1044,

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