The Flexible Packaging Association announced the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Rob Tiede, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sonoco Products Company, is the new chairman of the FPA Board of Directors. Rob succeeds Stan Bikulege, Chairman and CEO, NOVOLEX™, who served as chairman of the FPA Board of Directors from March 2016 – March 2017. The 2017 Board of Directors were elected by FPA voting members via ballot for a one-year term, and assumed their directorship on March 1, 2017, at the FPA 2017 Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. The 2017 Board is comprised of industry leaders from 34 flexible packaging companies.

Newly appointed Directors include: Todd Becker, NOVA Chemicals, Inc.; Stefan Bogoll, Constantia Flexibles LLC; Ross Bushnell, Mondi Jackson LLC; Ken Fontaine, AMGRAPH Packaging, Inc.; Francois Olivier, TC Transcontinental Packaging; and Jim Sanfilippo, Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. “FPA is pleased to welcome the new members to the Board of Directors,” said FPA Chairman, Rob Tiede. “Their industry experience and proven business leadership will serve the association well.”

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The 2017 FPA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee:

Rob Tiede, Sonoco Flexible Packaging, Chairman of the Board

Stan Bikulege, NOVOLEX™, Immediate Past Chairman

David Staker, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC, Executive Vice Chairman

Guenther Hering, Henkel Corporation, Treasurer 

Executive Committee Members at Large:

Curt Begle, Berry Plastics

Kathy Bolhous, Charter NEX Films, Inc.

Tom Cochran, Amcor Flexibles

Bill Jackson, Bemis Company, Inc.

Ken Swanson, Liqui-Box Corporation

President and CEO (non-voting member):

Alison Keane, Esq., Flexible Packaging Association


Doug Aldred, Flint Group

Mark Barranco, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Todd Becker, NOVA Chemicals, Inc.

Stefan Bogoll, Constantia Flexibles LLC

Ross Bushnell, Mondi Jackson LLC

DeMond Chapman, DuPont Company

Dhuanne Dodrill, Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.

Ken Fontaine, AMGRAPH Packaging, Inc.

Tim French, ProAmpac

Steve Garland, Sealed Air Corporation

David Hiserodt, Siegwerk USA Co.

Kevin Kelly, Emerald Packaging, Inc.

Mike Mattina, Westlake Chemical Corporation

Mike Moran, The Dow Chemical Company

Charles Murray, Sun Chemical Corporation

Francois Olivier, TC Transcontinental Packaging

David Read, Printpack

Gary Rehwinkel, COVERIS™

Jim Sanfilippo, Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Peter Schottland, American Packaging Corporation        

Andrew Wheeler, Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation

Chairman’s Advisory Council:

Eric Erickson, Kendall Packaging Corporation

Bill Lanham, Polymer Packaging Inc.

Stephen Perkins, Bryce Corporation

Madeleine Robinson, LPS Industries, LLC

Fredy Steng, Berry Plastics