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Smurfit Kappa Group Appoints Eduardo Rubio as New CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America

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Sept. 11, 2019 - Smurfit Kappa Group has appointed Eduardo Rubio as the new CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America (SKNA). He will begin his responsibilities on October 1.

Currently, Rubio holds the position of Vice President for the SKNA Mexican Corrugated operations. Prior to this, he was Director of Finance for the Packaging Group, General Manager for the Tijuana Box Plant, and Regional General Manager of the Baja California area with the incorporation of the Mexicali Sheet Plant.

Rubio joined the company in 2010.

Rubio is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

Smurfit Kappa North America operations include 13 corrugated operations and 1 folding carton plant both in the USA and Northern Mexico, a paper mill in Forney (Texas), and several recycling facilities. SKNA is also a leading producer of honeycomb with 3 plants in Northern Mexico and 4 packaging solutions plants. The operation also includes the regional Experience Center in Dallas and a sales office in Chicago.

Rubio will be based in Dallas, reporting to Juan G. Castaneda, CEO, Smurfit Kappa The Americas.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Smurfit Kappa is a leading producer of paper-based packaging with around 45,000 employees across 33 countries. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Smurfit Kappa