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PCA Says William Sweeney to Retire in September

Aug. 13, 2009 - Packaging Corporation of America said that William J. Sweeney, executive vice president, Corrugated Products, will retire effective September 15, 2009.

Sweeney will continue in an emeritus relationship with PCA and serve in an advisory capacity that is structured to continue through 2011, PCA said.

Thomas A. Hassfurther will be named executive vice president, Corrugated Products. Hassfurther is a thirty-two year veteran of PCA, and currently serves as senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Corrugated Products. He also currently serves as chairman of the Fibre Box Association.

Sweeney (68) has been with PCA since 1990 and has worked in the corrugated products industry since 1966. He is widely recognized for his expertise, achievements and contributions to both PCA and the industry and was so honored by the International Corrugated Products Foundation in 2006 as one of the first inductees into its Circle of Distinguished Leaders.

Sweeney is also a past Chairman of the Fibre Box Association, the trade association for the corrugated products industry.

PCA is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States with sales of $2.4 billion in 2008. PCA operates four paper mills and 68 corrugated products plants in 26 states across the country.

SOURCE: Packaging Corporation of America




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