AICC, the Independent Packaging Association announced the enrollment for its CEO Advisory Groups is now open. The Advisory Groups were formed as a resource for box manufacturing plant CEOs that would allow them to focus on real-world experiences, best practices, and the pitfalls to avoid. 

Connecting with other executives brings an outside perspective and the opportunity to discuss changes that can have a positive impact on a company’s bottom line. Attendees can gain relevant advice from other industry professionals, networking opportunities, establish strong relationships, develop best practices and keep updated on industry trends. 

The groups meet at member plants throughout the year utilizing an AICC-approved facilitator. There are two facilitators this year: 

Scott Ellis, Ed.D, Principal, WorkingWell, LLC, is a leadership and process improvement specialist on AICC’s faculty. He has served as a resource for the development of individuals, teams, and organizations as a consultant, teacher, psychotherapist, coach, and general manager in the packaging industry for two decades. 

Mitch Klingher, CPA, Partner, Klingher Nadler, LLP, heads up his firm’s tax and consulting departments. With over 30 years of diversified public accounting experience, he specializes in paper conversion and packaging businesses and has developed industry-specific financial courses, in conjunction with AICC. Klingher has written numerous papers for trade publications and is a regular speaker at AICC’s meetings. 

To join, you must be a CEO, top executive or senior manager in the box manufacturing industry. If accepted, a fee of $3,500 is paid annually which covers the cost of all facilitators and three meetings annually. 

To apply, visit For more information, contact Taryn Pyle at  [email protected] or (703) 535-1391. 

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