Daniel Mohs

Chairman and CEO

Daniel Mohs is CEO & Chairman of Placon Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, second-generation family business with operations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts. Placon’s primary markets include retail, food and medical packaging.  Placon also owns and operates a recycling factory where they purchase, process and extrude post-consumer material for the food and retail market.Dan rejoined Placon in 1992 after a brief career in Chicago selling plastic for a local distributor and took a variety of positions in Sales and Sales Management. Dan has been an active participant in the sustainability movement internally and externally.  He has travelled globally to investigate, project manage and purchase recycling equipment and recyclate for Placon. In 2007, Dan penned a white paper that lead to a pilot recycling project between PLASTICS (formerly SPI) and NAPCOR.  The project successfully demonstrated inclusion of PET thermoforms with PET bottles was both technologically viable and cost competitive to virgin alternatives.Dan received his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin and resides in Madison with his wife Ellyn.

Opening Plenary: Telling Our Sustainability Stories

Tuesday, May 19th
10:30am to 12:00pm

Today, more than ever, constructing a persuasive narrative is essential in reaching our audiences. While the plastics industry has traditionally relied on science-based facts to tell our sustainability story, it is becoming increasingly clear those facts must be couched in a compelling story to maximize impact. Panelists will discuss how they've shaped an impactful narrative to better tell their sustainability story. 

The 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards will also be announced during this session. 

10:30am to 12:00pm

Opening Plenary: Telling Our Sustainability Stories

Daniel Mohs
Eric Roegner