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AICC Announces 2018-2019 Slate of Officers

Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Members of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, elected the following slate of officers and directors during AICC/TAPPI Corrugated Week, September 24-27, in Indianapolis, Ind. The slate was approved by acclamation during the general session held Wednesday, September 26.


In addition to the regular slate of directors, the membership of AICC also named one new delegate from the Association’s Emerging Leaders group, Daniel Brettschneider of CST Systems, Kennesaw, Georgia. 


AICC’s Associate (supplier) Members elected Greg Jones, SUN Automation Group, Glen Arm, Maryland as a Director of the Associate Board. 


AICC’s Officers and Directors for 2018-2019 are:



Joseph M. Palmeri
Jamestown Container Cos. (SP)
Macedonia, Ohio

First Vice Chairman
Jay Carman
Stand Fast Packaging Group (SP)
Carol Stream, Illinois

Vice Chairmen
John Forrey 
Specialty Industries/Krafcor/NuPack Printing (SP/FC/RB/SS)
Red Lion, Pennsylvania

Jana Harris
Harris Packaging/American Carton (SP/FC)
Haltom City, Texas

Matt Davis
Packaging Express (SP)
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Immediate Past Chairman
Al Hoodwin
Michigan City Paper Box (RB)
Michigan City, Indiana

Chairman, Past Chairmen’s Council
Tony Schleich
American Packaging Corp. (SP)
Hutchinson, Kansas

A. Steven Young
AICC Headquarters
Alexandria, Virginia

Vice President
Michael D’Angelo
AICC Headquarters 
Alexandria, Virginia

Secretary/General Counsel
David P. Goch
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
Washington, DC

Counsel Emeritus
Paul H. Vishny, Esq.
Chicago, Illinois

AICC Canada Director
Jana Marmei

AICC Mexico Executive Director
Sergio Farfan

Guy Ockerlund
OxBox (SP)
Addison, Illinois

Great Lakes
Mike Schaefer
Tavens Packaging & Display (SP)
Bedford Heights, Ohio

Stuart Fenkel
McLean Packaging (SP/FC/RB)
Pennsauken, New Jersey

AICC Canada
Terri-Lynn Levesque
Royal Containers Ltd. (SP)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Advisor(s) to the Chairman

John Bolender
Niagara Sheets LLC (SS)
North Tonawanda, New York 

Greg Arvanigian
Arvco Container (CP)
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dave Burgess
JB Machinery
Weston, Connecticut

Regional Directors

David DeLine
DeLine Box Co. (CP)
Denver, Colorado

Eric Elgin
Oklahoma Interpack (SP)
Muscogee, Oklahoma


Overseas Director 

Kim Nelson
Royal Containers Ltd. (SP)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Directors at Large

Finn MacDonald
Independent II (SP)
Louisville, Kentucky

Kevin Ausburn
SMC Packaging Group (CP)
Springfield, Missouri

Gary Brewer
Package Crafters (SP)
High Point, North Carolina

Marco Ferrara
Cartones Sultana (CP)
Monterrey, Mexico

Nelva Walz
Elegant Packaging (RB)
Cicero, Illinois


Associate Member Directors 

David Burgess
JB Machinery (Assoc)
Weston, Connecticut

Vice Chairman
Pat Szany 
American Corrugated Machine Corp. (Assoc)
Indian Trail, North Carolina

Joseph Morelli
Huston Patterson Printers (Assoc)
Decatur, Illinois

Associate Board Director
Greg Jones
Sun Automation (Assoc)
Glen Arm, Maryland

Immediate Past Chairman, Associate Members
Ed Gargiulo
Equipment Finance Corp. (Assoc)
Alpharetta, Georgia

Emerging Leader Delegates

Josh Sobel
Jamestown Container Cos. (SP)
Macedonia, Ohio

Daniel Brettschneider
CST Systems (Assoc)
Kennesaw, Georgia 


(NOTE:  SP=Sheet Plant; CP=Corrugator Plant SS=Sheet Supplier; RB=Rigid Box; FC=Folding Carton; Assoc= Associate)


About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974, by providing access to education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company- join and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits. In April 2017 AICC began offering free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC will deliver success.