ICPF Inducts Pete Watson, Dennis Colley
 Into Circle Of Distinguished Leaders

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced that Pete Watson and Dennis Colley were formally inducted as the 27th and 28th members of the ICPF Circle of Distinguished Leaders. The induction ceremony took place on May 7 during the Fibre Box Association’s (FBA) Annual Meeting in Key Largo, Florida.

The program honors exceptional individuals — leaders whose vision, creativity and energy have moved the corrugated industry forward.

Dennis spent 35 years at International Paper where he held management positions in mill operations, converting operations, global containerboard and supply chain. He recently retired from the FBA, where he led the association as President and CEO for the past 12 years. He had also managed the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) as President and CEO since 2016. Watch Dennis’ tribute video at youtube.com/watch?v=rUiwwDmWjDc.

Pete Watson retired in 2022 after 22 years with Greif, Inc. Pete served as Executive Chairman, President and CEO since 2015 and held multiple other leadership roles during his time with the company. Prior to his time with Greif, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Concept Packaging Group and General Manager for Union Camp Corporation. Pete also served on the FBA Board of Directors and was Chairman of the association from 2015-2016. Watch Pete’s tribute video at youtube.com/watch?v=tFeXm4NA2zg.

ICPF would like to thank the following companies/individuals who made donations in Pete’s and Dennis’ name to support ICPF programs and initiatives: Accurate Box; Batavia Container; Buckeye Corrugated, Inc.; FBA; FBA Friends: Stefanie Dozois, Mary Alice Drain, Rachel Kenyon, Vicky Miksis, Peggy Lacy, and Caitlin Salaverria; Green Bay Packaging; Greif; Hood Container; Jamestown Container Companies; Liberty Diversified International; Pratt Industries; and Unicorr Packaging Group.
To learn more about the Circle of Distinguished Leaders program, past and future nominees from the corrugated packaging industry, and program donation opportunities, visit careersincorrugated.com.

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