The Flexible Packaging Association(FPA) is pleased to announce the 2012 FPA Board of Directors. Tom Cochran president, Amcor Flexibles Americas and Medical Group, is the new chairman of the FPA Board of Directors. Tom succeeds James Mize, Vice President Global Sector – Food Packaging Solutions of Sealed Air Corporation, who served as chairman of the FPA Board of Directors from February 2012 – February 2013. 

The 2013 Board of Directors were elected by FPA voting members through mail ballot for a one year term, and assumed their directorship at the 2013 FPA Annual Meeting. The 2013 board is comprised of industry leaders from 34 flexible packaging companies.

For more information about the 2013 FPA Board of Directors, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or visit the association at

The 2013 FPA Board of Directors includes:

Officers and Executive Committee:

Tom Cochran of Amcor Flexibles, Chairman of the Board

James Mize of Sealed Air Corporation, Immediate Past Chairman

Ken Swanson of Berry Plastics Corporation, Executive Vice Chairman (Chairman Elect)

Paul Nietvelt of The Dow Chemical Company, Treasurer

Executive Committee Members-at-Large:

John Baumann of Ampac

Terry Harper of Printpack Incorporated

Carolann Haznedar of DuPont Company

David Staker of Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC

Rob Tiede of Sonoco Flexible Packaging

President (non-voting member):

Marla Donahue of Flexible Packaging Association


Doug Aldred of Flint Group

James Ashmore of ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Chris Bezaire of NOVA Chemicals, Inc.

Kathy Bolhous of Charter NEX Films

Fred Crowe of Star Packaging Corporation

Michael D’Angelo of Bobst North America Inc.

Jeffery Dowd of Belmark, Inc.

Tammy Gianfortune of Exopack, LLC

David Hiserodt of Siegwerk USA Company

Jeffery Lammers of Bemis Company Inc.

Larry L. Lanham of Polymer Packaging Inc.

Joseph Marinacci of Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Jon McClure of ISO Poly Films, Incorporated

Charles Murray of Sun Chemical Corporation

Michael Nowak of cei (Coating Excellence International)

Irv Robinson of Robbie

Madeleine Robinson of LPS Industries, LLC

Peter Schottland of American Packaging Corporation

Jeffery Taylor of Westlake Chemical Corporation

George Thibeault of Constantia Hueck Foils LLC

Battle Wall of St. Johns Packaging Ltd.

Chairman’s Advisory Council:

Hans Deamer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation

Bob Dodrill of Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.

Guenther Hering of Henkel Corporation

Stephen Perkins of Bryce Corporation

Fredy Steng of Berry Plastics Corporation