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    American Packaging Corporation Announces Major Leadership Transition

    Thursday, December 7, 2023

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    American Packaging Corporation Announces Major Leadership Transition

    CEO appointment marks one of few leadership changes during company’s 121-year history

    COLUMBUS, WI American Packaging Corporation (APC), a leader in flexible packaging solutions, announces a significant organizational change in its leadership team. The move is one of few leadership changes in the company’s 121-year history, including when the Schottland family purchased APC from the Kardon family in 1986.

    Effective January 1, 2024, the following leadership changes and titles will be implemented at APC:

    • Peter Schottland, current CEO and co-chairman of the board, will transition to executive chairman of the board.
    • Jeff Koch, current president, will become interim CEO until his retirement on December 31, 2024, when he will join the board of directors.
    • Ray Graham, current executive vice president and chief operating officer, will become president of American Packaging Corporation until the end of 2024; upon Koch’s retirement, Graham will become CEO and president.
    • Steve Schottland, current co-chairman of the board, will serve as chairman of the board.

    “Our family-owned company began over 120 years ago, expanded in the 1960s with my father, Stan Schottland’s, leadership and continued to grow under the direction of my brother, Steve,” Peter Schottland said. “I am enormously proud that my tenure as CEO of American Packaging continued that legacy. As a team, APC achieved so many successes. I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished, the company we have built and most importantly, the future in front of us.”

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