The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, and Fibre Box Association (FBA), announced the nomination of Jeffrey Schwarz for posthumous 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.

Jeff started in the industry working for his father’s (Jack Schwarz) company Trey Corrugated and then moved to startup company, Performance Corrugated.

In 1998, Jack founded Schwarz Partners, L.P.  In 2010, Jack, Jeff and his brother, John, began leading Schwarz Partners together and expanded its independent sheet feeder operations to include partner companies in the packaging, paper, transportation, and recycling industries.

Jeff was instrumental in spearheading sheet feeder co-ops and forging relationships between corrugated industry companies.

Jeff passed away on November 26, 2023, following a yearlong battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.

His nomination to ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders was initiated by the Fiterman family at Liberty Diversified International. His induction will mark the first time two members from the same family have been honored, with his father Jack having joined this prestigious group in 2011.

Friends, business colleagues, firms, and organizations can honor Jeff by making a donation in his name. Nomination contributions are tax deductible and support the Circle of Distinguished Leaders Program, as well as ICPF’s work to grow the workforce of the corrugated packaging industry.

Those making donations to honor Jeff will be recognized during a posthumous induction ceremony at a 2025 AICC meeting, and in a subsequent release to the packaging trade press that will also be provided to the Schwarz family. 

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

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

ICPF is dedicated to growing the labor force of the corrugated packaging industry now and into the future.

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