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European Carton Makers Association Appoints Mike Turner as Managing Director

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Sept. 10, 2019 - The European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) has appointed Mike Turner to the position of Managing Director. Turner brings many years of industry experience to the role, including 15 years with International Paper.

A seasoned senior executive, Turner has extensive experience of both small and large packaging companies. He has also been heavily involved in the management of other industry associations, including Pack2Go Europe.

The role covers previous responsibilities held by Hans van Schaik and Rogier Krabbendam.

In a written statement, ECMA said, "ECMA is extremely grateful for the excellent work that Hans and Rogier have accomplished over the past 7 years. Mike begins his role in September, where he will represent ECMA members as a spokesperson, liaising directly with key legislators and the media to raise the profile of the sector and address industry challenges."

Jean-Francois Roche, ECMA President, commented, “We warmly welcome Mike into his new role. He has a deep understanding of our complex industry landscape and is perfectly positioned to guide long-term strategy and help our members effect real change to continually drive the sector forward.”

ECMA is the international network of folding carton organisations; carton businesses, national carton associations and suppliers to the carton industry. With its seat in The Hague, The Netherlands, and an office in Brussels, ECMA represents 500 carton producers in nearly all countries in the European Economic Area. To learn more, please visit: