Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that Charles J. (Jack) Carter has been named Vice President, Containerboard with responsibility for the company’s four containerboard mills and support operations. Mr. Carter will report to Mark W. Kowlzan, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Kowlzan was previously responsible for mill operations prior to being named CEO in June 2010. Mr. Carter, age 51, joined PCA in March 2010 as Director, Papermaking Technology. He has almost 30 years of forest products industry experience working in key management positions. Prior to joining PCA, Mr. Carter was Vice President and General Manager of Abitibi Bowater’s Calhoun, Tennessee mill. Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Kowlzan said, “Jack is recognized as an industry authority in paper mill operations. I am confident that he will continue to drive operational excellence at PCA and be an effective leader of our mill operations.” PCA is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States with sales of $2.15 billion in 2009. PCA operates four paper mills and 67 corrugated product plants in 26 states across the country.
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