AICC, The Independent Packaging Association Members elected the following slate of officers and directors during the AICC Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The slate was approved by acclamation during the general session on September 20.
The theme of incoming Chair Matt Davis is “The Independent Advantage.” During this year, he will highlight the entrepreneurship, agility, and responsibilities of independent converters.
Speaking of the coming year, which is AICC’s 50th anniversary, Davis said, “There are no overnight success stories in the box business. It takes years of hard work, and we are going to celebrate our members and their accomplishments at our 50th anniversary of the AICC in 2024. Looking forward to a great year.”
The Emerging Leaders of AICC elected a new delegate to represent the Association’s Emerging Leaders Program, Evan Clary of National Corrugated Machinery.
AICC’s Associate (supplier) Members elected Mike Butler of Domtar Packaging to the Associate Member Board.
Butler is looking forward to serving on the Board. “We all play an important role in AICC,” he said.
“As a new Board member, it is critical that we, as suppliers, understand what you, the independent corrugated converters, need from your suppliers to make you successful. The logic is simple: if you’re successful, then we are successful.”
Also joining the AICC Board as Vice Chairman is Joe Morelli, Huston Patterson, and Lewisburg Printing Company. “I am extremely excited and humbled to be elected to the AICC Board of Directors,” he said.
“My time involved with AICC has helped shape me personally and professionally, not to mention the positive impact it has had on the business of Huston Patterson and Lewisburg Printing.
“I look forward to serving the members of this great organization and working side by side with some of the industry’s best people.”
AICC’s Officers and Directors for 2023-2024 are:
Matt Davis, Packaging Express, Chair
Gary Brewer, Package Crafters, First Vice Chair
Finn MacDonald, Independent II, Vice Chair
Terri-Lynn Levesque, Royal Containers, Vice Chair
Joe Morelli, Huston Patterson & Lewisburg Printing Co., Vice Chair
Jana Harris, Harris Packaging & American Carton Co., Immediate Past Chair
Gene Marino, Akers Packaging Group, Chairman, Past Chairman’s Council
Michael M. D’Angelo, AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, President
David Goch, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, Secretary/General Counsel
Lee Gould, AICC Canada, Administrator
Veronica Reyes, AICC Mexico, Administrator
West: Sahar Mehrabzadeh-Garcia, Bay Cities
Southwest: Jenise Cox, Harris Packaging & American Carton
Southeast: Michael Drummond, Packrite
Midwest: Casey Shaw, Batavia Container
Great Lakes: Josh Sobel, Jamestown Container Cos.
Northeast: Stuart Fenkel, McLean Packaging
AICC Mexico: Sergio Menchaca, EKO Empaques De Carton S.A. De C.V.
Kim Nelson, Royal Containers, Overseas Director
Directors At Large:
Kevin Ausburn, SMC Packaging Group
Eric Elgin, Oklahoma Interpack
Guy Ockerlund, Ox Box
Mike Schaefer, Tavens Packaging & Display Solutions
Ben DeSollar, Sumter Packaging
Jack Fiterman, Liberty Diversified Industries
Advisors To The Chairman:
Al Hoodwin, Michigan City Paper Box
Gene Marino, Akers Packaging Group
Tim Connell, A.G. Stacker
Emerging Leader Delegates:
John McQueary, CST Systems
Jordan Dawson, Harris Packaging
Evan Clary, National Corrugated Machinery
Associate Member Directors:
Tim Connell, A.G. Stacker, Chairman
John Burgess, Pamarco/Absolute, Vice Chairman
Jeff Dietz, Kolbus America, Secretary
Mike Butler, Domtar Packaging, Associate Board Director
Greg Jones, SUN Automation, Immediate Past Chairman, Associate Members