Board Coverting News, August 31, 2020

SuperCorrExpo To Launch Weekly ‘Tech Talk’ Sessions In September SuperCorrExpo (SCE), the industry’s most powerful corru- gated event in the western hemisphere, hosted jointly by TAPPI and AICC, will launch its free, virtual learning se- ries, “Tech Talks: What’s New,” on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, showcasing some of the newest and most innova- tive products being brought to market today. The scheduled sessions are grouped by industry area and each presentation features solution-focused presen- tations comprised of seven-minute videos from SCE 2021 exhibitors highlighting new products/services/applica- tions. The presentations will be followed by live question and answer sessions, as well as the opportunity for partic- ipants to engage with the exhibitor, and one another. This new series is a unique way for SCE attendees and other

industry professionals to learn about many new products that have debuted over the last year. Tech Talks kicks off around the same time the original SCE would have been held prior to being rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entire schedule of presentations is available online at and presentations will run two times per week, every other week, during the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. The compact pre- sentations are a great way for corrugated professionals to start researching new products and technology services now – from the comfort of their home or business office. The conversation starts online, and finishes at SuperCorr- Expo 2021 where they will personally see the products in action. All presentations will continue to be available for viewing online at until August 2021. For more information contact Kristi Ledbetter, TAPPI Corrugated Division Manager, at or

(770) 209-7319, or Cindy Huber, AICC Di- rector, Conventions & Meetings, at chuber@ or (877) 836-2422. Kivits Is New President At WestRock MPS Marc Shore, President of WestRock’s Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) business, has left WestRock, effective August 17, 2020. Patrick Kivits has assumed the role of Presi- dent, MPS since Shore’s departure. Three years ago, WestRock acquired Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), adding specialty packaging solutions in premi- um folding cartons, inserts, labels and rig- id packaging to our diversified portfolio. Shore, who was the CEO of MPS, joined WestRock at that time and brought great ex- pertise in specialty packaging to WestRock, an intense focus on customers and their needs, and a passion for agility, innovation and efficiency. WestRock appreciates his leadership during the past three years. Kivits joined WestRock in 2019 from H.B. Fuller and has served as the Executive Vice President for MPS since that time, where he was responsible for the company’s MPS North America operations. In this role, Kivits worked to ensure an ongoing commitment to customers while driving continuous growth, innovation and exceptional results. He also served as steward of WestRock’s China Operations. He holds an MS Me- chanical Process Engineering from Eind- hoven University of Technology, The Neth- erlands, and an MBA from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.


August 31, 2020

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