Plastics Association, former CEO embroiled in legal battle

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) filed a lawsuit against former President and CEO Tony Radoszewski for $163,000 on July 8, 2022 in Washington, DC, where it is headquartered. Radoszewski led the association from September 2019 to March 2022, when he was fired for breach of contract. PLASTICS says Radoszewski received moving benefits before moving from Texas, as agreed upon at the time of hire, but never attempted to move.

Previously, Radoszewski filed a lawsuit against his former employer on May 27, 2022 in the 101st Civil District Court in Dallas County, where he resides. He claims he owes him more than $600,000 from the association, which he claims failed to return all of his severance pay, bonuses, unreimbursed business expenses and part of his salary basic.

According to the court document, Radoszewski is seeking full payment of his severance package consisting of “base salary for one year, which at the time of termination was $546,000.00; $30,000.00 for [his] Premium 2021 which was due and payable no later than March 1, 2022; unreimbursed professional expenses in the amount of $7,000.00; and $26,250.00 for unpaid base salary. The lawsuit also claims rights to benefits. The total gross amount is $609,250.00 plus additional benefits and less regular payroll deductions, as applicable, according to court documents.

PLASTICS maintains that the dismissal was motivated. “More than two and a half years after your hire date, you have not moved to Washington, D.C.,” as agreed during the hiring process, the association said in the termination letter sent to Radoszewski and filed. as part 2 by looking for it. The lack of a move resulted in a “significant loss of staff morale and retention, as well as a loss of confidence by staff and board members in the good faith and willingness of its executive to perform its duties.” . As such, pursuant to Section 4(b) of your employment contract, you are terminated for cause. Specifically, your continued inability to relocate constitutes a material breach of your employment contract,” the termination letter reads.

Prior to membership in the Plastics Industry Association in 2019, Radoszewski served as president of the Plastics Pipe Institute for 13 years.

Matt Seaholm currently serves as CEO at PLASTICS.

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