New York City based Mill Rock Packaging Partners, LLC, a new platform created by Mill Rock Capital, a private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Renton, Washington based Trojan Lithograph Corporation from Arbor Investments. TrojanLitho is a leading, value-added provider of graphic paper packaging solutions to various consumer end markets. Terms of the TrojanLitho acquisition were not disclosed.

Mill Rock Capital created Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC to invest in growth-oriented companies with advanced service and product capabilities in the specialty packaging industry. Mill Rock Packaging Partners is led by Chairman and Mill Rock Senior Partner Ed Rose and a senior leadership team including its board of directors: 

Dr. Robert Beckler, formerly President, Packaging Solutions of WestRock 

Robert Feeser, formerly President, Consumer Packaging of WestRock 

Charles Obermeyer, formerly SVP Global Operations – Folding at WestRock 

Alexander Zalesky, formerly General Manager of Amcor Latin America 

Mill Rock Senior Principals Diane Parisi and Eric Popham

“Together our team brings more than 200 years of global experience across every commercial and operational facet of the consumer packaging industry,” said Rose. “We are excited about the future growth of the platform.

“TrojanLitho is an ideal foundation upon which to build a full-service packaging platform, with a complete spectrum of design, engineering and fulfillment solutions, and production capabilities spanning single-face laminate and folding carton,” stated Dr. Robert Beckler.

TrojanLitho, Mill Rock Packaging Partners’ charter acquisition, is a leading, full-service provider of high-end, graphic paper packaging to blue chip and emerging brands in food and beverage, personal care, healthcare and other consumer end markets. TrojanLitho offers a full suite of design-intensive, sustainable packaging solutions. The company’s differentiated “end-to-end” service offering includes program development, design and engineering, pre-press and on-press, finishing and logistics.

“The company is on an impressive trajectory, having cultivated an attractive customer base underpinned by consumers’ daily needs. Going forward we will seek to accelerate organic growth, meaningfully expand operating capacity and support President and CEO Ian May and his accomplished team in completing strategic acquisitions in this highly fragmented market,” added Rose.

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