People & Places

19
Dec

AICC Canada Inducts John Franciosa Into Hall Of Fame Posthumously

AICC Canada honored the late John Franciosa at its annual Presidents’ Luncheon on December 8 at the St. George’s Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario. Franciosa was inducted posthumously into the AICC Canada Hall of Fame. Jeff Abbott, Vice President of Moore Packaging in Barrie, Ontario, and President of AICC Canada, presented…

11
Dec

Jeffrey Schwarz, General Partner Of Schwarz Partners, Passes Away At 52

Jeffrey Schwarz, General Partner of the family-owned Schwarz Partners, passed away peacefully at his Fishers, Indiana home on November 26, 2023, following a yearlong battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Jeff didn’t let his fight with cancer prevent him from doing the things he loved most such as skiing, hiking,…

27
Nov

Paperboard Packaging Council Shares MemberStories On A Year Of Gratitude And Giving Back

In appreciation for its members as the end of the year approaches, the Paperboard Packaging Council extended its deepest appreciation to its members. PPC takes pride in having members who not only contribute to the success of our industry but also make a lasting impact on their communities. This Thanksgiving, PPC…

20
Nov

Welch Packaging Appoints Brock Welch As New COO

Elkhart, Indiana based Welch Packaging, a family-owned and operated business in the corrugated packaging industry, announced the appointment of Brock Welch as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Welch’s tenure in the packaging industry spans over 12 years. In high school and college, he gained valuable experience on the manufacturing floor. In 2010,…

20
Nov

Sutherland Packaging Names Jake Sutherland Chief Innovation Officer

Andover, New Jersey based Sutherland Packaging, a maker of corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and retail packaging, announced the hiring of Jake Sutherland as its first Chief Innovation Officer. Sutherland will be primarily responsible for stewarding a culture of innovation and accelerating growth, all while aligning with longer-term business objectives. He will…

20
Nov

Cascades Announces Death Of Bernard Lemaire, Great Entrepreneur And Builder

Cascades deeply regrets and is saddened to announce the death of one of its cofounders, Mr. Bernard Lemaire, at the age of 87. Bernard Lemaire was born in Drummondville, Québec in 1936. In 1960, he joined the family business of waste recovery, Drummond Pulp and Fiber. Four years later, under his…

20
Nov

JB Machinery Wins FEFCO Silver For Best Innovation

Westport, Connecticut based JB Machinery was presented FEFCO’s Silver Award for Best Innovation at the 2023 Technical Seminar in Lyon, France. In his technical presentation, Dave Burgess, JB Machinery’s Director of Sales, detailed the theory of operation and benefits of AutoDryer Control, JB’s latest innovation. AutoDryer Control (ADC), is a system…

30
Oct

ChromaScape Names Wright Technical Services Manager

Independence, Ohio based ChromaScape has introduced William “Bill” Wright as the company’s Technical Services Manager and a driving force behind its technical service team. With a focus on technical expertise, innovation and strategic collaboration, Wright excels in orchestrating seamless cooperation among team members an ensuring customer satisfaction. Wright is an experienced…

30
Oct

Coastal Container Names Larsen GM Of Sheets Business Unit

Holland, West Michigan based Coastal Container announced the hiring of Scott Larsen as General Manager of the Coastal Sheets business unit. Larsen, a Michigan State School of Packaging graduate, brings over 30 years of experience in the corrugated industry to the position. Prior to joining the Coastal team, Larsen spent seven…

24
Oct

Young Shin USA Announces Corporate Organization Changes

Following 15 years of successful leadership at Schaumburg, Illinois based Young Shin USA, Kyong Taik Lee, President of Young Shin Industries of South Korea, has announced the retirement of Phillip Mack, Vice President. Mack will maintain an advisory position with Young Shin USA until December 31, facilitating the transition of the…