People & Places


Accord Carton Names Tommy Conner As New CE

Alsip, Illinois based Accord Carton announced that Tommy Conner has been named President & Chief Executive Officer and has joined the Board of Directors. Accord is an independent folding carton converter primarily serving the food, beverage, and household products markets.    Conner brings nearly 30 years of experience in the folding…


Metsä Board Promotes 
George To VP Of Sales

Espoo, Finland based Metsä Board has confirmed it has promoted Michael George to Vice President of Sales, FBB Americas, effective May 1. George has held many positions throughout his tenure at Metsä Board, most recently as Sales Director, Direct Sales. In his new role, he will report to Jussi Noponen, SVP,…


FBA Announces Jason Stein To Headline Automotive Series

The Fibre Box Association (FBA) announced a new End-Use Segment Series as part of the agenda for the association’s upcoming Annual Meeting set for May 6-8 in Key Largo, Florida. Beginning this year, FBA Annual Meeting attendees will hear from a different box-buying market segment to help deepen member knowledge about…


Vanguard Announces New VP Of Sales, Production Training Manager

Kansas City, Missouri based Vanguard Companies announced the appointment of Chris Cummings as the new Executive Vice President of Sales, and Sean Bulva, as Production Training Manager. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for leading Vanguard’s commercial organization with a focus on the continued growth of the company’s high-performing…


Volk Packaging Mourns Loss Of
 Beloved Truck Driver Denis Labonte

by Derek Volk We have lost another VPC legend. I am sad to announce the passing of Denis Labonte. Denny worked with us as a truck driver for over 35 years. No one who met him will ever forget that unmistakable booming voice. I was six years old when Denny came…


PPEC Congratulates Serge Desgagnes On His Retirement

The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) extended its congratulations to Serge Desgagnes of member company Kruger Inc. as he embarks on his retirement after more than four decades of working in Canada’s paper packaging and containerboard industry. Serge has been a long-standing supporter, member, and board director of PPEC….


FBA Announces Christian Fischer To Keynote 2024 Annual Meeting

Fibre Box Association (FBA) has announced that Christian Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia-Pacific, will deliver the State of the Corrugated Industry as keynote speaker for the upcoming 2024 FBA Annual Meeting to be held May 6-8 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Fischer, named this…


Kernic Systems Announces Chambers To Join Sales Team

Ontario, Canada based Kernic Systems, a North American leader in waste paper recovery extraction systems, announced its recent hire of Alton Chambers, who will join the Kernic sales team in the air conveying systems division, servicing primarily the corrugated and folding carton industries. Alton comes with over 37 years of experience…


Domino Continues To Grow Team

With the upcoming retirements of two Domino Digital Printing North America Account Managers, Chuck Stone and Patrick LaMourie, Domino has made several key personnel moves. Matt Stein has been promoted to Account Manager for the Midwest region. He is based out of the Chicago, Illinois, area.  Stein joined Domino in 2018…


SUN Names Nayak New Product Manager

SUN Automation Group announced that Amit Nayak has been hired as the new Product Manager for SUN’s IIoT solution, Helios. Amit brings a wealth of expertise in business analytics and product management, positioning him to expand Helios’ market presence and enhance its offerings to meet evolving demands of box plants worldwide….