What is IMDA?

Real Experts. Real Answers. Real Value.

The In-Mold Decorating Association is an organization that includes molders, printers, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers who are committed to the development and growth of in-mold decorated products, technologies and markets.

IMDA enhances and supports your business by raising the level of awareness and acceptance of in-mold decorated durable products and in-mold labeled packaging by OEMs, brand owners and marketers. IMDA serves your business by integrating the interests of the entire IML and IMD supply chain through its promotional and educational programs.

The IMDA Team

Dianna Brodine enews headshot 2020

Dianna Brodine

Managing Director

Dianna Brodine has been involved with the plastics industry for more than 15 years, covering tool building, injection molding, decorating processes and more. 


Jeff Peterson

Executive Director

Jeff Peterson has more than 20 years of experience in the plastics industry, with an emphasis on decorating and assembly processes and including work with SPE’s Decorating & Assembly Division.

IMDA Board of Directors

The IMDA Board of Directors is a group of industry volunteers working to advance the understanding and use of in-mold labeling (IML), in-mold decorating (IMD) and in-mold electronics (IME). Their time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

President: Bob Travis, InkWorks Printing

Vice President: Joe Hirtzer, Global Packaging

Treasurer: Mike Sansoucy, ARBURG

Tim Curnutt, Distinctive Plastics

Taras Konowal, Muller Technology

Mike Licata, YUPO

Matt Membrino, Netstal Machinery

Jim Naatz, Sussex IM

Jordan Robertson, StackTeck Systems Ltd.


Committees are the engine that powers an associations like IMDA. Members are encouraged to join and participate in one or two committees in areas of interest.


Technical Guidelines
New Technology Report
Prepare/maintain summaries of technical guidelines
Develop additional technical guidelines
IML/IMD sustainability initiative
First new technology report
Build/maintain IMDA template for guidelines
Joe Hirtzer, Global Packaging
Jordan Robertson, StackTeck
Taras Konowal, MULLER Technology
Tricia Sime, Inland


Magazine Articles Sponsorship Promotion
Sustaining and Gold Sponsors

Sponsorship campaign
Tradeshow booth operations
    Pack Expo – Yearly
    NPE – Every 3 years

Jon Knight, Innovia
Jim Naatz, Sussex IM


New Member Recruitment
Annual Meeting

Formulate membership promotion strategy

Joe Hirtzer, Global Packaging
Tom Towel, General Press

Education & Conferences Committee

Case Studies
Market Studies
Program for Product Design

Conferences/Symposiums organization
Exhibit Hall with Recruitment of exhibitors
Workshop titles
Recruitment of workshop leaders, speakers and keynote speakers
On-line IML & IMD tutorials

Tim Curnutt, Distinctive Plastics
Joh Knight, Innovia
Bob Travis, InkWorks Printing

IMDA Awards Committee

Awards competition preparation

Review of Award Categories

Joe Hirtzer, Global Packaging
Jordan Robertson, StackTeck
Taras Konowal, MULLER Technology

Reach Our Audience

Advertisement Opportunities

Advertise in Plastics Decorating

This quarterly print and digital magazine reaches a targeted plastics decorating and assembly audience through its print, digital and mobile editions.

  • Distributed to 10,500 industry professionals each quarter.
  • Free links to advertisers’ websites through the digital editions, with 12,300 page views per month.
  • Bonus distribution at tradeshows and conferences throughout the year.  

Each magazine is packed with information on decorating techniques for plastics, including pad printing, digital printing, hot stamping, heat transfer, in-mold processes and laser marking. Assembly processes are covered, too, with detailed information on adhesives, ultrasonic welding, laser welding, surface treatment and robotics.

Contact Gayla Peterson at gayla@petersonpublications.com for details.

Advertise in The In-Mold Messenger

This quarterly enewsletter is sent to more than 1,500 targeted IML/IMD industry members – brand owners, label printers, plastics molders, tool builders and more.

By advertising in the enewsletter, your company gains visibility to a worldwide in-mold audience. Position yourself as a market leader across all aspects of the supply chain. Launching a new product? This is an easy way to notify the IML/IMD community.

Contact Dianna Brodine at dianna@imdassociation.com for details.

become an imda sponsor

Sponsors of the IMDA receive recognition throughout the year through webinars, events and other branded opportunities.

Contact Dianna Brodine at dianna@imdassociation.com for details.

Host a webinar

Webinars are a good way to share knowledge about processes and technology with the IMDA audience. Webinars are promoted to the entire IMDA email list and advertised on the IMDA website. Webinars are recorded and hosted on the IMDA site for one full year from the original air date.

Contact Dianna Brodine at dianna@imdassociation.com for details.