Tom Innis receiving the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award from Conchita Miranda, president of the Association of Rotational Molders.

Tom Innis, president of Avantech, a Baxter-based company that builds rotational molding tools for a worldwide client base, received the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award at the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) annual conference in Rosemont, IL.

The award, which honors former ARM Executive Director, Charles Frederick, recognizes individual association members for their “commitment of time and dedication to the activities of the Association of Rotational Molders.”

“This is only possible with the support of our motivated, capable Avantech team,” said Innis. “It’s a privilege to work with each one as we combine our energies to drive our business forward.”

Throughout his 17-year career in the rotational molding industry, Innis has devoted his time and energy to numerous association activities throughout the world, including market and technical presentations, workshops, webinars, committees, and service on boards of directors. This service has included multi-lingual presentations in Spanish and Portuguese in locations such as Buenos Aires, Argentina; Barcelona, Spain; Mexico City, Mexico; and São Paulo, Brazil.

“Through his service and dedication, Tom (Innis) exemplifies the spirit and commitment that drives our industry forward, building connections, and laying the groundwork for growth and expansion of rotational molding worldwide,” said Conchita Miranda, with Operadora MPK and ARM president.

With manufacturing facilities in Baxter and Brainerd, Avantech is an integrated solutions provider to the global plastics industry and connects concept and reality by bringing new products to the global marketplace. Avantech has almost 30 years of experience in delivering value-added tooling solutions to help its customers succeed in a wide variety of OEM market sectors—from involvement at the beginning stages of product design to delivering highly engineered tools used to manufacture plastic products. Learn more at