Now that the Fall Meeting is over, it is time to reflect on the reason to celebrate this specific Anniversary.
My personal belief is that we have enough things to worry about in our everyday lives that we should use any excuse to have fun and celebrate life. Anniversaries are always a good reason to have a party.
We normally do that for the 10th, 25th, 50th, etc. This was the 40th anniversary of our industry and we decided not to wait until the 50th to have a party, and more than a party, to bring all possible luminaries to share their experiences with those of us that not were involved with the association at the beginning. I know a lot of you were not even born!
Honestly, I think we really have a lot to celebrate and be proud of. Our Association has done a great job for the industry and all of us have contributed somehow to this success.
From those 21 company owners that met 40 years ago in cold Chicago and decided take money from their pockets and create a group to further develop a new way to produce plastic products, to where we are today as a worldwide industry, a lot of things have happened. And many of them have happened precisely because of that union between competitors that saw far beyond their personal needs or difficulties.
Industrial associations exist all over the world. Not many function as ours. We have learned how to use the technical knowledge without letting it become ruined by commercial topics. Most of all, we have learned that competitors are great people with very similar problems as ours, and normally kind enough to share experiences and solutions.
We learned that our association became our Roto Family, and that we can count on each other always, and that, dear friends, is a huge reason to celebrate.
Conchita Miranda is the President of ARM and the Director General of Operadora MPK.
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