AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has announced that the latest episode of Breaking Down Boxes, “People, Planet, Profit,” is now available. In it, Gene Marino, President, Akers Packaging Service Group and AICC Past Board Chair, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers & Lewisburg Printing Company and AICC Past Associate Board Chair, speak with Michael Lafave, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Kruger Packaging L.P., and Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cascades Containerboard Packaging, which was recorded during the recent AICC Canada/Canadian Corrugated Case Association (CCCA) Tabletop Conference in Toronto.

“Mike and Charles are two special people who were kind enough to give their time to us to discuss a variety of hot button topics. Their perspective on people, the planet and profit is something that I truly felt inspired by and I think something our listeners will enjoy,” said Morelli.

The two industry titans discussed inflation, living company culture, sustainability, and employee retention. Using specific examples, Malo walked through the simple ways small things can have a big impact on everything from the environment to employee relations. Lafave shared his thoughts on how a focus on facilities impacts his workforce and helps team members be proud of the company they work for.

“This was a real special opportunity for Gene and Joe to get into the heads of two very dynamic leaders in our industry. Naturally, there are take aways for AICC members, but the reality is, there are take aways for everyone,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo.

Both Lafave and Malo shared stories about how their families have influenced their leadership styles and outline the top three things that keep them up at night. Visit 

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