Vinyl Institute honors Dick Mason

Lifetime Achievement Award for Shintech Inc. executive.
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Dick Mason

The Vinyl Institute  presented Richard (Dick) Mason, Advisor to the President of Shintech, Inc., the Vinyl Institute Lifetime Achievement Award at VI's 2021 annual conference, Vinyl360.

"Dick Mason is a cornerstone of the PVC industry and has demonstrated a lifetime of doing what is right for the industry," said Ned Monroe, President and CEO of the Vinyl Institute. "The global PVC industry is indebted to his leadership on critical industry issues. In addition, throughout his career at Shintech, Dick continues to make it a priority to get to know and actively engage with employees and with the communities where Shintech operates. He and his wife, Susan, are on a first-name basis with many of the local residents. He continues to set the gold standard when it comes to community relations. We are extremely pleased to be able to recognize Dick Mason with this award."

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognize outstanding service to the vinyl industry over a person's career.

Mr. Mason actively participates in community advisory panels (CAPs) in Texas and Louisiana. For Shintech, the CAPs are a vital connection to the local communities. Mr. Mason has seen firsthand how the Louisiana CAP, has evolved over the last two decades into a meaningful partner in community development and local hiring. It has morphed into a self-governing body with community representation, charters, and direct engagement with Shintech management.