Jackson Hole, Wyo., was the site of AICC's 2018 West Coast Ski Meeting, January 31-February 3. Meeting host Mark Riley of Smurfit Kappa Phoenix welcomed the 81 members, families and guests to the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, thanking sponsors and supporters. AICC Chairman Al Hoodwin, president of Michigan City Paper Box, echoed Marks comments and added that AICC members who are engaged in the Association's activities realize the highest levels of growth and success in the industry. He cited his own company's example, saying that since his company became a member of AICC in 2011, his sales have grown 88%, versus 17% in the six years previous.
AICC's West Coast Ski Meeting, formerly known as the Region One Ski Meeting, began in 1985. Now in its 33rd year, the event is marked by networking breakfasts, receptions and dinners -- and of course, skiing. Meeting sponsors were: Container Graphics; Bobst; EFI; Emba Machinery; Haire Machinery; Smurfit Kappa; Arden Software; Automatan; Bay Cities; Bio-Pappel; Kiwiplan; McLean Packaging; Rapidbond, Inc.; and StandFast Group.
AICC's 2019 West Coast Ski Meeting will be held January 30 - February 5, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, B.C., Canada. AICC's 2018 East Coast Ski Meeting will be held February 23-25 at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, Vermont.
Doug Taylor (left) of Pratt Industries; Dave Hall of EFI; and Ron Sandberg of Pratt Industries enjoy the opening night cocktail reception at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Chris Pearce, formerly of Pearce Wellwood in Brampton, Ontario; Stuart Fenkel of McLean Packaging; and Kevin Erbe of Isowa North America get ready for a day of skiing.
Apres ski crowd in Jackson Hole, from left: AICC President Steve Young; Mark Riley, Smurfit Kappa Phoenix; Neil Saunders, Container Graphics; Graham Saunders, Container Graphics; Christine Mains, Michigan City Paper Box; and AICC Chairman Al Hoodwin, Michigan City Paper Box.
Meeting hosts Mark Riley and Gina Riley of Smurfit Kappa Phoenix with AICC President Steve Young at the closing night dinner.