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Brandon Bennett of Georgia-Pacific Is New Chairman of WCO

Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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At the World Containerboard Organisation (WCO) Board of Directors meeting on November 12, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Brandon Bennett was unanimously elected to succeed Clemens Willée as Chairman of WCO.

Brandon joined Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas in 1988, working in various sales, trading, human resources and general management roles before joining Koch Cellulose in 2004 as Director – sales and supply in Zug, Switzerland. He moved to Atlanta in 2007 when he took over the role of Vice President – sales and marketing for the cellulose business. He was named President of Georgia-Pacific’s containerboard and kraft business in 2009.

Brandon is a graduate of the University of Kansas and also attended California State University. He and his wife have three children and live in Atlanta.

Brandon thanked the Board for its trust, and his predecessor Clemens Willée/ Mondi for his contribution to WCO.

In the year 2000, 40 containerboard producers in New Orleans created WCO in order to fill an important gap in information. Dermot F. Smurfit of Great Britain was elected the organisation’s first Chairman.

Today, WCO members include containerboard producers from every continent that has mills. WCO has established itself as a major source of information to containerboard manufacturers globally, as well as an association promoting the interests of the papermaking community. Klaus Spielmann has been President of WCO since 2004.