The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and Fibre Box Association (FBA), announced the nominations of Dennis Colley and Pete Watson for induction into ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders.

The program honors exceptional individuals — leaders whose vision, creativity and energy have moved the corrugated industry forward.

Colley spent 35 years at International Paper where he held management positions in mill operations, converting operations, global containerboard and supply chain. Recently retired from Fibre Box Association (FBA), Colley led the association as President and CEO for the past 12 years. He had also managed the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) as President and CEO since 2016.

Watson retired in 2022 after 22 years with Greif, Inc. He served as Executive Chairman, President and CEO since 2015 and held multiple other leadership roles during his time with the company.

Prior to his time with Greif, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Concept Packaging Group and General Manager for Union Camp Corporation. He also served on the FBA Board of Directors and was Chairman of the association from 2015-2016.

To join in recognizing Colley and/or Watson, firms and individuals can make donations in their name to support their recognition at the 2024 FBA Annual Meeting to be held May 6-8, 2024, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.

Firms and individuals making donations will be recognized during the induction ceremony and in a subsequent press release to the packaging trade press. 

Each honoree will be permanently recognized as a member of the Circle of Distinguished Leaders of the Corrugated Packaging Industry at key industry meetings on on wall plaques displayed at the headquarter offices of AICC and the FBA. 

Contact Caitlin Salaverria at [email protected] if you would like to join in recognizing Colley or Watson by making a tax deductible “nomination donation” to ICPF. ICPF then will forward an invoice with mailing and ACH instructions for your accounting department.

For more information on ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders and to see who has been honored in the past, visit

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