RockTenn Makes Moves in Leadership Positions

July 15, 2008 - RockTenn said that David Dreibelbis, executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Paperboard Division, will retire for health reasons after 34 years at RockTenn.

RockTenn chairman and CEO, James Rubright, said, “The retirement of David Dreibelbis is a deep loss for RockTenn and for many of us personally. David started work after college at our Dallas mill in 1974. He became head of RockTenn’s mill division in 1992, and held that position continuously since then. We will miss his great skills and cheerful presence and we wish him the very best.”

Rubright also announced the following operating leadership responsibilities effective immediately:

  • Mike Kiepura becomes executive vice president of RockTenn with responsibility for the consumer packaging folding carton business, which includes 26 folding carton plants and six coated paperboard mills.
  • Dick Steed becomes executive vice president of RockTenn with responsibilities for the company's RTS joint venture with Sonoco Products Company, four uncoated paperboard mills, two converting plants and the Seven Hills joint venture with Lafarge North America, Inc.
  • Jim Porter becomes executive vice president of RockTenn with responsibility for containerboard and corrugated packaging, including the Solvay Paperboard mill and the company's box plant system.
  • Steve Voorhees, executive vice president and COO of Rock Tenn, also becomes Chief Administrative Officer of the company.

SOURCE: RockTenn

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