Paperboard Packaging Council to Honor James Hodges with Gair Award

Jim Hodges

Nov. 18, 2010 - James Hodges, President and CEO of Royal Paper Box Co. of Montebello, CA will be honored with the Gair Award at the 2011 Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Spring Outlook & Strategies Conference, to be held March 16-18, 2011 in San Diego, CA.

The Gair Award is PPC’s highest honor and is named after Robert T. Gair, the man whose ingenuity and innovation gave birth to the modern folding carton industry. This recognition is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of significant and lasting contributions to the paperboard packaging industry.

“I'm so honored to receive this prestigious award,” Jim Hodges remarked recently. “There are many fine candidates among the membership so it means a lot to me to have been chosen by my colleagues at PPC.”

“We are very proud to announce that Jim Hodges has won the Gair Award,” said Steve Levkoff, PPC Chairman. “Jim has been active in PPC since the 1970s and is known for his philanthropic work and initiative. Jim also demonstrates excellence in business leadership, the manufacture of folding cartons, and teamwork, with his dedicated staff of 175 employees.”

The award ceremony will be the highlight of PPC’s Spring Outlook & Strategies Conference. At the conference, leaders in innovation and sustainability will converge to offer insight, analysis, resources, and tactical plans of action for the paperboard packaging industry.

Now in its 81st year, PPC is the leading industry association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete effectively and successfully in the marketplace.

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SOURCE: Paperboard Packaging Council