Board Converting News, February 22, 2021

Safety, Sustainability (CONT’D FROM PAGE 16)

items of critical need,” Doss said. “Our industry produc- es essential and sustainable goods, such as paperboard and containerboard, as well as tissue products and paper bags. We also cannot forget about the work across the value chain - from sustainable forest management to safe, respon- sible manufacturing practices and innovations that allow our industry to use more recovered fiber. I’m excited to be part of an industry that exemplifies the circular econ- omy, American jobs and a brighter future.” “The paper and wood products industry has been strengthened by its focus on safety, adaptability, resolve and hard work during this pandemic,” said AF&PA Presi- dent and CEO Heidi Brock. “Our industry has remained es- sential because our people making sustainable products are essential. That commitment to sustainability guides our business practices. As we prepare to release 2030 sustainability goals, the progress we have made as part of our Better Practices Better Planet 2020 initiative will continue tin the decade ahead. I look forward to working alongside Michael Doss and AF&PA’s Board Officers.” Additional elected officers include: Christian Fischer, President and CEO, Georgia-Pacific LLC, First Vice Chair; Brian McPheely, Global CEO, Pratt Industries, Inc., Second Vice Chair; and Mark Sutton Chairman and CEO, Interna- tional Paper will serve as Immediate Past Chair. Michael Doss

surface transportation policies. As a result, connecting our products, raw materials and consumers is difficult and costly. Specifically, AF&PA encourages necessary in- frastructure enhancements, such as policies to enhance trucking efficiency including safely increasing weight limits on federal interstate highways. In addition to these priorities, AF&PA remains engaged in important advocacy discussions related to international trade, tax and sustainable regulation to allow our industry to compete in a global marketplace. Visit for more information. AF&PA Elects GPI’s Doss As New Board Chair, Announces Officers The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) last week announced the election of Graphic Packaging Inter- national, LLC, President and CEO Michael Doss as the new AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2021 slate of AF&PA Board Officers. Paper and wood product industry leaders participated in the association’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting, which took place virtually due to the pandemic. “As we continue to navigate challenges during the pan- demic, we can clearly see the essential role the U.S. paper and wood products industry has played to manufacture

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