About Glass Packaging Institute


Founded in 1919 as the Glass Container Association of America, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry. On behalf of glass container manufacturers and their supply chain partners, GPI promotes glass as the optimal packaging choice, advances environmental and recycling policies, advocates industry standards, and educates packaging professionals.

GPI President, Scott DeFife

Scott DeFife serves as President of the Glass Packaging Institute.  He previously served as the Vice President of Government Affairs at the Plastics Industry Association, the Executive Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, as well as in senior roles with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the American Public Power Association. 

For 12 years, Scott worked in the House of Representatives Congressional Leadership for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and for Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as for the State of Texas under Governor Ann Richards and the National Conference of State Legislatures. His experience at multiple levels of government and across several different industries and materials gives him a broad policy and systems perspective to support national recycling infrastructure and education.

Scott also serves as the President of the Glass Recycling Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization created to help fill gaps in glass recycling efforts by providing matching grants for equipment that support community projects and the environment.

Contact Scott at sdefife@gpi.org.

Association General Counsel

Kathleen Sanzo
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