AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, recently elected Mike Butler to a four-year term on its Associate Member Board. Butler, who serves as Senior Director, Fiber Sourcing fo Domtar’s packaging business, will contribute to the organization’s advocacy in the industry.
AICC represents and protects the business interests of its members in the independent sector of the corrugated, folding carton and rigid box industries.
The organization will celebrate its 50th year in 2024, during which Butler and his fellow officers will highlight independent converters’ entrepreneurship and agility.
“There are no overnight success stories in the box business,” says incoming AICC board chair Matt Davis. “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.”
Butler leads Domtar packaging’s sales and fiber sourcing efforts for the Kingsport Mill, Domtar’s first containerboard facility, which will produce about 600,000 tons of 100 percent recycled kraft liner and medium annually.
He works closely with internal and external partners to ensure the optimal quality, quantity and cost of fiber supply, as well as the development and retention of a loyal and diverse customer base.
Butler brings nearly 30 years of experience in the containerboard industry to his role on the board. With a strong background in strategy, supply chain management and procurement, this packaging business leader is passionate about transforming fiber into useful and sustainable products that meet customers’ needs.
“It’s a great honor to be selected to serve on the AICC’s Associate Member Board,” he says. “I look forward to working with my fellow members to advocate for the independent corrugated converters’ success.”
Butler began his career in the industry in 1998 as the vice president of sales and marketing for Smurfit Stone Containerboard Corporation (now WestRock) and has held roles of increasing responsibility since.
His contacts in the packaging business make him an ideal fit to support AICC’s rich history of supporting independent corrugated converters.
“We all play an important role in AICC,” Butler says. “As a new board member, it is critical that we, as suppliers, understand what independent corrugated converters need from us to make them successful. The logic is simple: If you’re successful, then we’re successful!”
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