The Petroleum Packaging Council is YOUR Association.

For over six decades, the PPC has served petroleum packaging professionals exclusively as the premiere technical trade association. The PPC continues to provide technical leadership, education and networking to our members with semi-annual conferences in March and August.

PPC Mission & Vision Statements

Mission: To provide the Petroleum Packaging Industry with Leadership, Technical Education, and Networking Opportunities.

Vision: To be the most relevant global resource for Innovation, Production Efficiency, Safety, Health and Sustainability throughout the Petroleum Industry!

President's Message

headshot of president of PPC Steve Estok

Hello PPC Members,

What a great start to 2024!

Our Board of Directors has been highly active to ensure we are providing the best possible meeting experience, looking at future locations and really driving continued improvements to the PPC experience. The TEC (Technical Education Committee) has done a great job at securing engaging speakers covering topics relevant to our industry.

Our Spring Meeting in Tampa was absolutely amazing. We celebrated the start of our 74th year together with record attendance. We were so fortunate to attract Molly Fletcher as our Keynote Speaker, and she delivered. I was so pleased to watch her hop off the stage and immediately connect with the entire PPC audience. She was absolutely amazing, and very hard to beat, but we are planning for the next, so more to come.

The tradeshow was such a fun experience for all. I genuinely appreciate all the hard work and effort of all participants. It was so much fun to display the great products we all take so much pride in. I had so much fun walking the show and talking with everyone from customers to collective packaging partners, I even enjoyed hanging out with my frenemies (competitors)….

Spouse attendance was AWESOME. So much joy in seeing the reasons why we do what we do. The relationships and bonds we are forging go well beyond any transactional activities. True relationships that provide a synergy for many years ahead.

I have to say that I am so inspired by the quality of work from our COM COM (Communications Committee). We have so much in life to recognize, acknowledge, and be grateful for. I am blessed to be a part of an organization that is and will continue to evolve. March is Women’s History Month and we have been recognizing some of the best in our industry as we celebrate Women in Manufacturing. Our BOD is honored to have some of these industry leaders. I would like to thank Iris Thomas, Sondra Tow, Lynne Brophy, and Brenda Baker for making us better. For me personally, I am a girl dad, and these dedicated professionals give me solid confirmation for their future.

We have an upcoming BOD meeting in June. I am looking forward to re-connecting with the entire team. Our plan is to review feedback and responses from the Spring Meeting and solidify our agenda for the upcoming Fall Meeting, and our plan our 75-year Anniversary in 2025! We will have an amazing time in Sunny San Diego. The weather is traditionally some of the best. This will provide an overall wonderful experience for PPC activities, great dining experiences, and if you so choose, relaxation.

Would like to close with acknowledging the upcoming holiday and what it represents to so many. If at a minimum I sincerely hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable time-off. Happy Easter PPC!

As always, we want to thank our sponsors, as well as our growing membership.

I am available at any time to discuss how we can continue to strengthen the PPC and offer our members more benefits and opportunities. I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

Best Regards,
Steve Estok, PPC President
Graham Packaging Company
[email protected]


Benefits of Membership

The PPC not only offers the opportunity to network within the petroleum packaging and blending industry, but technical education, specialized PPC College courses and opportunities to meet with potential customers and vendors. We host a tradeshow every fourth meeting. This is another opportunity to inform members about the product and services you offer.

PPC's diverse membership is made up of professionals from the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Building relationships through networking and meetings is of the utmost importance for the continued success of your business. Meet other packaging professionals when you attend the semi-annual meetings held throughout the U.S. in March and August.