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President's Message
FPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Curt Begle
Chairperson of the FPA Board of Directors
President of the Health, Hygiene,
and Specialties Division
Berry Global

CHALLENGES FOR
2021 REMAIN VIVID

Kathy Bolhous
FPA Executive Vice Chairperson
CEO
Charter Next Generation

Guenther Hering
FPA Treasurer
Vice President, Flexible Packaging NA
Henkel Corporation
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AT LARGE

Stan Bikulege, Novolex
Dhuanne Dodrill, PAXXUS, Inc.
Russell Grissett, Sonoco Flexible Packaging
Bill Jackson, Amcor Flexibles
David Love, Printpack
David Staker, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC
PRESIDENT & CEO (NON-VOTING MEMBER)

Alison Keane, Esq., IOM, CAE,
Flexible Packaging Association
DIRECTORS

Doug Aldred, Flint Group
Todd Becker, NOVA Chemicals, Inc.
Jarred Carter, Siegwerk USA Inc.
Nestor de Mattos, Dow
Tricia DeLaney, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Sachin Desai, ProAmpac
Ken Fontaine, AMGRAPH Packaging, Inc.
Mark Forman, Belmark, Inc.
Steve Garland, Sealed Air Corporation
Kevin Kelly, Emerald Packaging, Inc.
Kevin Keneally, PPC Flexible Packaging
Erik Keracik, Westlake Chemical Corporation
Jeff Koch, American Packaging Corporation
Tom Mason, Constantia Flexibles, LLC
Joe Moynihan, Mondi Jackson, LLC
Francois Olivier, TC Transcontinental Packaging
Chris Parrilli, Sun Chemical Corporation
Stephen Perkins, Bryce Corporation
Geoff Peters, Wikoff Color Corporation

WE ARE ENTERING a new year that will prove
to be as challenging as 2020 for many of the same
reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic is reaching its
second and third waves worldwide, and the efficacy
and rollout of a vaccine is uncertain. And, as federal,
state, and local budgets have been strained, it is expected that there will be increased legislation looking
to generate revenue from packaging to pay for waste
management and recycling in the U.S.
This is an opportunity for the packaging supply
chain to step up with proactive solutions at both the
federal and state levels. With a new Congress at the federal level that has shown bipartisan interest in plastic and packing waste reduction and recycling, the industry has come
together with important public policy principles through coalitions that FPA supports, such
as The Recycling Partnership and the Recycling Leadership Council. We look forward to
sharing this and other priorities with the Biden administration.
At the state and local levels, FPA is actively working with the Product Stewardship
Institute to disseminate our " Flexible Packaging Circular Life Management Position " fact
sheet and the joint " Shared Elements of EPR for Flexible Packaging " document to the
various states interested in end-of-life management legislation for packaging. Those states
include California, Maine, Washington,Vermont, Oregon, New York, and Maryland.
We are working differently during this time and perhaps for some time to come in
the new year. But we continue to work hard to support the industry, its promotion and
growth, and its protection. FPA launched its Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) in 2020,
a group of up-and-coming leaders in the industry. The co-chairs of the ELC, along with a
workgroup of the FPA Board, has embarked on a strategic planning process. This process
will give FPA the direction and tools to position the association and the industry for years
to come. Associations with strong strategic plans are more successful-a plan identifies
the outcomes and guides not only the staff but the board and the association's committees
toward those destinations. This is vitally important given the issues facing the industry at a
time when the realization for flexible packaging's safety, sustainability, and convenience is at
an all-time high.
Through FlexPack VOICE™, now both in print and at flexpackvoice.com-as well as
FPA's various other platforms and partnerships-we are amplifying flexible packaging's
beneficial attributes while working to solve for its circularity.
If you are not already part of the conversation, I urge you to join us in this new year full
of new and exciting possibilities.

Ken Swanson, Liquibox Corporation
Andrew Wheeler, Windmoeller &
Hoelscher Corporation
CHAIRPERSON'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

Evan Arnold, Glenroy, Inc.
Eric Erickson, Kendall Packaging Corporation
Catherine Heckman, Ashland

Alison Keane, Esq., IOM, CAE
President and CEO
Flexible Packaging Association

Marc Leclair, St. Johns Packaging, Ltd.
David Nunes, Hosokawa Alpine American
Madeleine Robinson, LPS Industries, LLC
Fredy Steng, Berry Global
Chris Thomazin, Polymer Packaging Inc.
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