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AICC 2019 Midwest (Region 6) Spring Meeting
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When: (Tues) May 7, 2019
Where: Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
1401 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523
United States
Contact: Laura Mihalick

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Meeting Location & Registration:

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Member Registration: $135

Become A Sponsor:

Dinner $1000
Cocktail Reception $750


3:00 PMAICC Registration Open

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tappi Trade Fair – FREE to attend for boxmakers

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM AICC Happy Hour on TAPPI Trade Fair Floor

6:00 PMDinner

6:30PM Welcome
Guy Ockerlund, Ox Box, AICC Region 6 Director

6:35 PM Invest and Engage
Joe M. Palmeri, Jamestown Container, AICC Chairman

6:45 PM AICC Update
Mike D’Angelo, AICC, Vice President

7:00 PM Road Map for Succession Transition
Gene Marino, Rusken Packaging


Gene Marino, Executive Vice President, Rusken Packaging

Gene Marino is currently Executive Vice President of Rusken Packaging, Inc., a leading independent manufacturer of corrugated containers in the Southern U.S. Gene is responsible for executing the growth strategy for the company.

Most recently, he was with Evolution Capital Partners as an Operating Partner and Director for Turf Ventures, Lewellyn Technology, Budco Financial Services, AXIOM Sales Force Development, Cascade Healthcare, Knowledge Center and ROI Networks. As Operating Partner, Gene assisted the portfolio company CEO's with execution of corporate strategy.  Prior to Evolution, Gene was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Innerpac, a niche manufacturer of specialty packaging products, a portfolio company of Evolution Capital (2006 to 2010) and National City Equity Partners (1999-2006).  

Gene has experience in the successful development, implementation and execution of a strategic plan in a multiple site operating entity. Gene also brings extensive experience operating a private equity owned business with a successful realization for its investors. Heavily involved in the industry, Gene held various leadership positions in the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters from 2003 until the sale of Innerpac in 2010. Prior to joining Innerpac, Gene worked at American National Bank (now a part of JP Morgan Chase) in asset-based finance first in the audit group and then into lending positions. Gene earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Master's degree from the University of Chicago with a concentration in strategic management.


Road Map for Succession Transition

  • MINIMIZE the chaos & align core values
  • Address the tough issues, bumps, and misalignments along the way
  • Define your meaning, purpose, and values



  • The first 25 converters arriving prior to 4:30 PM will receive a $50 gift card
  • Just show up to enter the raffle for an LCD Smart TV at 4:30 PM
  • Bring as many people as you would like because it’s FREE, that's right, FREE
  • Mingle with other converters and see the latest products the industry suppliers have to offer

Click here to secure a table or for more information about Chicago Tappi's Trade Fair.


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