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From its inception nearly 40 years ago, Board Converting News has been the most respected and widely read weekly publication – in print and online –serving both the corrugated and folding carton industries in North America. Still family owned – Jeneane Vilardi assumed ownership after the passing of her husband, Tom Vilardi, and his father Ted Vilardi, who founded the company in 1984.
Published every Monday morning, Board Converting News has been a must-read for box makers, suppliersand end users for decades. (Click HERE to receive an email telling you the free digital issue is online) You can read the latest plant stories and case studies, current industrypricing and shipment information, financial news and articles about new products and offerings from both box plants and suppliers.
The launch of Board Converting News online in 2020 increased our circulation significantly, reaching more of the industry than ever before. Our online presence has also allowed readers in Canada, Latin America, and Europe to access each issue 24/7, all of which provides exceptional exposure – and value – for our advertisers’ goal of reaching the entire North American corrugated and folding carton industries.

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Len Prazych
President/Publisher and Editor-In-Chief
Len Prazych is President/Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Board Converting News. Prior to joining BCN in 2011, he ran his own advertising, marketing, and public relations agency.
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Robyn Smith
Vice President, Advertising Sales
Robyn Smith is Vice President, Advertising Sales, and has been with Board Converting News for more than 20 years. An industry veteran with knowledge of virtually everyone and everything corrugated.
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Susan Riley
Associate Editor
Susan Riley joined Board Converting News as the Associate Editor in July 2022. She has more than 25 years of writing experience as a newspaper reporter covering a variety of beats, including government and business, and as a content creator and public relations specialist for a manufacturing company.
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Greg Kishbaugh
Contributing Editor
Greg Kishbaugh is an Editor/Writer with more than 30 years’ experience in the packaging and printing industries. He currently is the Editor of BCN’s sister publication, Flexo Market News, and is a Contributing Editor for Board Converting News.
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Michelle McIntyre
Circulation Director and Social Media Director
Michelle McIntyre has been with Board Converting News for nearly 15 years and serves as the company’s Circulation Director and Social Media Director.
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Advisory Board

Michael Foran
Founder, President/CEO, ARC International
Patrick Potter
President, Flexo Wash
Paul Sharkey
Kristen Shields
President, Graymills