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CEO Larry N. Montague said, “Under Will’s guidance, Green Bay Packaging continues to uphold it’s longstand- ing commitment to the community and the environment. Their new Green Bay mill recently achieved Net-Zero Water in its production of 100 percent recycled contain- erboard with the first-of-its-kind, circular reclaimed water system, significantly reducing the environmental footprint of the operation.” “Being selected as the TAPPI/PIMA Executive of the Year is a great honor,” said Kress. “GBP has been involved in this industry for 90 years and I take great pride in our employees who are focusing on providing customers with superior quality and unparalleled service, while also being good stewards of the environment.” Kress joined GBP as a sales trainee in 1979 and held several leadership roles before becoming President in 1995. He was named CEO in 2001 and was elected Chair- man in 2019. Kress has spent his entire career at GBP con- tinuing to build on the vision of innovation, environmen- tal sustainability, and quality set forth by his grandfather, George and father, James. Kress currently serves on the Boards of Green Bay Packaging and the Green Bay Packers and Advisory Boards for the Associated Bank and Junior Achievement. In 2016, he recieved the Rotary Club of Green Bay’s Free Enterprise Award. The award will be officially presented at TAPPICon, April 30-May 4, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I don’t think we’ve had the problem hiring or retaining workers that box makers in other parts of the country have had. There’s definitely been pressure on salaries but the fact that our employees have stayed with us for so long, I think speaks to the company itself and making American Box a place where our people want to come to work and enjoy a career. We want to provide a safe environment and provide a quality product. The rest usually takes care of itself.” GBP’s Will Kress Receives 2022 TAPPI/PIMA Exec Of The Year Award TAPPI, the leading technical association for the worldwide pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industries, announced that William “Will” Kress, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP), has been named TAPPI/PIMA Executive of the Year. GBP is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufac- turing company consisting of corrugated container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll stock plants, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. GBP’s footprint expands across 37 locations in 16 states. In making the announcement, TAPPI President and
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