Corrugated Packaging Council 2018 – 2019
Corrugated Packaging Council 2018 – 2019
Corrugated Division Chair
Director of Manufacturing Services, Packaging Corporation of America
Ell Townsend is Director of Manufacturing Services for Packaging Corporation of America, Lake Forest, IL.
After eleven years of active in the United States Army, Ell began his career in the corrugated industry in 1992 as a shift supervisor. Subsequently, he has held positions as Plant Operations Manager, Technical Sales Representative, Production Manager, Site Manager, and Zone Operations Manager. In his current role he is responsible for various capital and process improvement projects in the company.
Ell has an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, and in 1998 graduated from Indiana University with an MBA in Operations. He has written several articles on leadership published in Paperboard Packaging.
A TAPPI member since 1998, Ell has held leadership roles on the HR and Safety Committee, and the Scholarship and Awards Committee. He has been involved as host or speaker at several TAPPI sessions including safety, operations management, and diversity.
Ell lives with his wife Sue in Lakeland, Florida.
Corrugated Division Vice-chair
Jeff Quinn, VP and General Manager,
The Haire Group
Jeff is a corrugated industry veteran with a career that spans 30+ years. He is passionate about cultivating a team that consistently provides cutting-edge products and tier-one customer service and support.
As VP and GM of Haire Group, Jeff is a key member of the leadership team and oversees day-to-day operations. During his tenure on the leadership team, Haire Group has enjoyed ten consecutive years of record sales numbers. Additionally, Haire has expanded its facility to include a state-of-the-art New Machinery Showroom & Training Center, a key component to the sales process.
Jeff joined the Haire Group team in 1983 while in college as summer help. After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration from Ball State University, Jeff joined the Haire Group sales team and then climbed the ranks inside the Haire Group family.
Jeff continues to be very active with TAPPI and is the current Vice Chairman of the Corrugated Packaging Council. He is also active in AICC.
When he isn’t working, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Joy, and their five children.
Corrugated Division Past Chair
Roger W. Mills
Retired International Paper
Roger Mills currently serves as Chairman, TAPPI Corrugated Division. He is retired from International Paper after having served 41 years in various positions including Manager of Engineering, Capital Purchasing and Capital Investment, Manager of Division Manufacturing and Technical Services, Plant Manager, Division Procurement Manager, Plant, Region and Corporate Engineer.
Mills is a 1973 graduate of Clemson University and has been a TAPPI Member since 1997. He resides on Fowl River near Mobile, AL.
Greg Arvanigian, President, Arvco Container Corporation
Greg Arvanigian is President of Arvco Container Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Arvco is an Independent Corrugator with operations in Michigan, Indiana, and Florida.
Greg received his BS in Political Science from CentralMichiganUniversity, in 1984. His career began in the Corrugated Industry in 1984 at, Arvco Container Corporation, the company founded by his father George, in 1971.
Greg held various positions, including Production Manager, Projects Manager, and Vice President prior to succeeding his father as President of Arvco, in 1989.
Heavily involved in the industry, Greg served 16 years on the Board of Directors of AICC, becoming the association’s Chairman in 2001. He also served on the Boards of ICPF and ICCA and has been an active member of FBA, serving on that association’s Independent Corrugator and Data Services committees.
Greg’s community involvement includes service on the Boards of, The Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement. He was honored by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kalamazoo as their “Most Valuable Person”, in 2008.
In 2008, Greg was inducted into the AICC/Paperboard Packaging Hall of Fame.
Tim Engle, (Supplier Advisory Chair)
New Machinery Product Manager, Haire Group
Tim Engle, New Product Manager, for the Haire Group. He lives in Stevens Point, WI with his wife and 4 children. He has been in the corrugated industry for over 20 years, starting with Automatan, in 1994 as a service technician. He served as a MidwestTerritory Manager for Automatan, and AG Stackers before Joining the Haire Group, in 2016.
Craig R. Hoyt, President, Buckeye Boxes Inc
Craig Hoyt is President & CEO of Buckeye Boxes, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. A 40-year veteran of the corrugated industry, Hoyt earned his BA in marketing from the University of Notre Dame in 1972, and took a sales post in corrugated packaging with Continental Can Company, where he stayed from 1972 through 1975.
In 1976 Hoyt joined the family business, Buckeye Boxes, which his dad had founded ten years earlier. He was named general manager in 1982. Following the 1985 acquisition of Flexible Packaging Company, Hoyt advanced to the position of President and CEO of Corrugated, Flexible and Real Estate in 1987.
A ten-year officer in the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters, Hoyt served as AICC president in 2000 and was inducted into the AICC Hall of Fame in 2015. He has been a TAPPI Member since 1999 and was appointed to membership on the Corrugated Packaging Division’s Council in 2003.
Ed Hughes, (Fiscotec Committee Chair)
Testing Labs Manager, International Paper
Ed began his career in the corrugated industry in 1983 as a box plant production supervisor. Since that time, he has held positions as Office Manager, Containerboard Technical Services Representative, Plant Production Manager, Containerboard Technical Services Manager, Corporate Quality Manager, and Corporate Product Safety Manager.
In his current role of Testing Labs and Product Safety and Compliance Manager, Ed is responsible for management of IP’s Physical Testing Laboratories in Memphis, TN, Indianapolis, IN, and Aurora, IL. Additionally, he is responsible for managing the Food Safety processes and 3rd party audit program for the North America Container division.
Ed received his Bachelor of Business administration degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1983 and has been a TAPPI member since 1992.
Ed lives with his wife of 36 years in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Manager Engineering & Capital Purchasing
Bert Hurler is Manager, Engineering & Capital Purchasing for International Paper, Memphis, TN.
Bert began his career in the corrugated industry in 1992 at International Paper’s Bay Minette, AL box plant. Prior to joining the corrugated industry, Bert served five years of active duty service in the United States Navy, with certification as a nuclear propulsion plant operator.
During his career with International Paper, Bert has held positions as Process Improvement Manager, Maintenance Manager, Quality Manager, Plant and Corporate Project Engineer, and Corporate Engineering management. In his current role, he is responsible for all capital purchasing and engineering services for International Paper’s North American Container business.
Bert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Memphis, Fogelman Center. He became a TAPPI member in 1996 and was appointed to the Corrugating Packaging Council in 2018
Mike Jackson (Corbotec Committee Chair)
Customer Tech Services Area Manager, International Paper
Mike Jackson is a Customer Technical Service manager for International Paper and has worked in the Containerboard industry for 27 years. Mike started in the industry in 1992 as a Process Engineer at Union-Camp in Savannah, GA after graduating from North Carolina State University with BA’s in Pulp & Paper Science and Chemical Engineering. After International Paper acquired Union-Camp in 2000, Mike worked as a Product Engineer and Product Engineering Manager for IP’s Containerboard business in Memphis and has been in Customer Technical Services for 15 years.
Mike has been a TAPPI member since 1990. Mike and his family reside in Kings Mountain, NC.
VP Global Sales & Aftermarket
Greg has spent 17 years in the manufacturing and packaging sector. In 2002, he began his tenure with ITW as the National Sales Manager for ITW Shipper Products. He later joined ITW Muller, and spent over ten years delivering equipment and material load containment solutions to clients across various sectors. Rigorously trained in the principles of 80/20, Product Line Simplification, Market Rate Demand, and the importance of cross functional team approach, he applied these skills further for a quick rise in the corrugated industry.
In 2012, Greg joined SUN as the North America Sales Manager. Within three years, he was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing, and most recently Vice President of Global Sales & Aftermarket overseeing the company’s international sales as well as SUN’s Europe and China operations.
Greg has been an active member of TAPPI since 2012 and is a member of its Corrugated Packaging Council. He is an active member of AICC as a member of the Associate Board, and FBA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SUN Automation Group.
Away from work Greg serves as one of the Pastors at Cornerstone Community Church and volunteers as a mentor to troubled youth in Harford County School System in Maryland. Greg is married to Karen and proud Father of two high school children Sarah and Paul.
Chris Krumm, VP Plant Operations, CorrChoice
Chris Krumm is Vice President of Operations for CorrChoice a Division of Greif. A 39 year veteran of the Corrugated Industry. Chris spent his early career in a variety of roles with the Langston Corporation and BHS Corrugated. He has been with CorrChoice since 2002.
Chris has been a member of TAPPI since 1990 and has served on the division council, supplier advisory council and Board member for National TAPPI. Chris is a TAPPI Fellow. A Graduate of Rowan University Chris also earned his MBA from Loyola University and is an Executive Scholar from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Business. . Chris is also certified as a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma from Kent State University.
Josh Reich (Young Professional Liaison)
Sales & Customer Service Manager
Josh has worked in the Pulp & Paper Industry for 8 years and currently holds the position of Regional Sales & Marketing Manager for Greif’s CorrChoice facilities. He attended school at Ohio University in Athens, OH, earning his BBA in 2012 and MBA with an emphasis on Executive Leadership in 2015. Josh worked for Greif in a variety of positions prior to graduating and signed on full time after graduation in 2012 as a Commercial Business Analyst for their Paper Packaging & Services Division. He has also held the positions of Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Manager, lead Greif’s Coating Division, and now works with different specialty product lines for the CorrChoice business units. During these roles, Josh has been responsible for commercial growth across different business units, technical expertise on coating products, marketing and advertising, analytics and reporting, and spent valuable time in operations learning and growing. Josh has been a proud member of TAPPI since 2012, serving as both the Chair of the Young Professionals Division and as a member of the Corrugated Packaging Council since 2016.
Glenn Rogers Mill Division Technical Manager, Pratt Industries
I started my packaging career 36 years ago by sweeping the parking lot at Lin Pac in Atlanta, GA. I worked my way up to Corrugator Supervisor at Lin Pac in Greensboro, NC. Then, I returned to Lin Pac in Atlanta as Corrugator Supervisor. I was Corrugator Supervisor at Weyerhaeuser in Charlotte, NC, and Corrugator and Converting Supervisor at Inland Container Rock Hill, SC. I recently celebrated my 27th anniversary with Pratt Industries. Some of my assignments over the years at Pratt include: Corrugator Supervisor in Conyers, GA; Assistant Plant Manager in Statesville, NC; Plant Superintendent in Conyers; Co-authored the original ISO system used by our corrugated plants, Operations Manager for PrattPak; Quality Manager for Pratt Conyers mill; Customer Technical Services Manger for Pratt Mill Division. I designed, managed construction, and operated Pratt Industries’ Technical Center for 6 years. I am currently the Technical Manager for Pratt Industries Mill Division.
I have a wonderful bride of 35 years, three children, and 2 grand children. I am a Christian. I enjoy hunting, camping, and trying to stay ahead of Mother Nature at home.
A TAPPI Member since 1995, I am a former chairman of TAPPI Corbotec. I am currently Chairman of TAPPI Fiscotec, and a member of the Corrugated Packaging Council.
I am a member of the FBA Technical Committee. I was a member of the FBA team that created the Corrugated Chapter of the college text book “Fundamentals of Packaging” (2014), the FBA team that updated the Fibre Box Handbook (2015), and I now serve as the FBA Wax Alternative Materials Technical Advisor.
Fred Rossi, Director, Converting Capital Planning & Execution Engineering, WestRock
Fred J. Rossi is theDirector, Converting Capital Planning & Execution for Corporate Engineering, WestRock
Fred began his career with Willamette Industries, and for 30 years held various positions for the corrugated division. He went on to work for Mead’s container division as the Director of Manufacturing, and then to Smurfit Stone Container as VP of Manufacturing Services. In Fred’s current position with WestRock, he has the responsibility for capital planning and execution for the Container Division.
Fred has been a TAPP I member since 1987. He is a past chairman of the Production Committee, and past member of the FBA.
John Semenske (Supplier Advisory Committee Chairman)
Regional Sales Manager, MarquipWardUnited
John Semenske is currently the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for BW Papersystems Corrugated Division. John has over 30 years industry experience. He began his career with Marquip in 1985 in the electronics department while attending Wisconsin School of Electronics where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduating, he joined the Marquip Field Service Department and installed equipment in the US, Europe, Latin American and Asia. When Marquip expanded operations in the Asian market, he was promoted to Asian Field Service Manager and lived in Singapore for 2 yrs. Upon returning to the US, John started Corrugated Concepts, a drives and controls company, then merged with Chicago Electric. John spent 12 years with Chicago Electric providing drive and controls upgrades to the industry. In 2007 he rejoined Marquip (now BW Papersystems) as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager
John became a TAPPI member in 1993 and currently serves as the Vice Chair of CORBOTEC, Corrugated Packaging Council member, Chairman of Chicago TAPPI, TAPPI technical program committee, and past Supplier Advisory Committee Chair.
Corporate Quality Manager, Advance Packaging Corp
Tom is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a BSBA Industrial Management. Following graduation he was commissioned as an Armor Officer in the US Army and served in various leadership positions as a member of 1st Battalion 34th Armor, 1st Infantry Division until 1989. After leaving active duty he entered the Michigan Army National Guard where he served as a Tank Company Commander for C Co 1-246 Armor during the Desert Storm era. Following three years as a company commander Tom served in various staff positions while also beginning a career in the corrugated industry. He spent almost ten years as a corrugator supervisor for Advance Packaging Corporation before moving into the Quality position. He has been certified as a Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality.
Tom has participated in Chicago TAPPI and TAPPI functions for the last 30 years and recently completed a six year term as an officer of the Fiberboard Shipping Container Testing Committee (FISCOTEC) working his way through the roles of Secretary, Vice Chair and ultimately a 2 year term as Chairman.
He has also been an active member of the Fibre Box Association Technical committee and the TAPPI CORBOTEC committee. As the Chair of the FISCOTEC committee, Tom also represented the committee on the Corrugated Packaging Council (CPC), the Awards Committee and the Quality Standards Management Committee. He will now serve in an elected position on the CPC through 2020.
Ed Stucynski, Director of Engineering, Menasha Packaging
Ed Stuczynski is the Director of Engineering at Menasha Packaging Co, LLC of Neenah, Wisconsin. Ed began his career at International Paper working at the Georgetown, SC and Statesville, NC facilities in a variety of manufacturing roles including process improvement, maintenance, engineering and manufacturing management. In 2002, Ed went to work for Dufrene Machinery/RAR Electric as a project manager. He spent that time working with the various equipment suppliers and box plants managing machinery installations. Ed joined Menasha Packaging in 2006 as the corporate engineer and has worked his way up to the Director level. At Menasha Packagaing, he is responsible for capital planning and process improvement projects.
Ed is a 1992 graduate of the Ohio State University. He has been a member of TAPPI since 2006 and is also currently on the Executive Committee of the Chicago TAPPI local section.
Inside this Section
- Coating and Graphic Arts
- Corrugated Packaging
- Independent Technical Committees
- Nonwovens, Engineers and Technologists (NET)
- PIMA Management
- International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division
- Process and Product Quality
- Process Control
- Paper and Board
- Pulp Manufacture
- Young Professionals
- Women in Industry
- Tissue Division
- Runnability Fun Run
- Couch Pit University Fraternity
- Pacific TAPPI/Pacific Coast PIMA Local Section
- Four States TAPPI
- Chicago Local Section
- Southeastern TAPPI Local Section
- Northeast PIMA/TAPPI (formerly Maine-New Hampshire)
- Lake States TAPPI
- Gulf Coast TAPPI Local Section
- Empire State TAPPI/New York Canadian PIMA Local Section
- Chicago Local Section