Board Converting News, March 7, 2022

Rusken Packaging Appoints Ortiz Vice President Of Operations Cullman, Alabama based Rusken Packaging has an- nounced the addition of David Ortiz to its leadership team as the company’s Vice President of Operations. In a new role for the organization, Ortiz will be responsible for en- suring Rusken’s daily business practices meet operational goals with maximum efficiency. Ortiz has been in the corrugated industry for 27 years. Originally from Texas, he graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1990. After five years in the Air Force, he en- tered the corrugated industry working for Gaylord Contain- er, and later for Orange County Container Group (OCCG), where he served as a Senior Executive. In 2012, after the acquisition of OCCG by Smurfit Kappa Group, Ortiz was appointed VP of Operations for SKNA. In October of 2014, Ortiz founded Corrugated and Packaging LLC (C&P). As president, he created a $39 mil- lion sales success story by building a sheet plant and two foam operations in Tijuana and San Diego. In late 2018, C&P was sold to U.S. Corrugated, Inc. After a brief stint with Pratt Industries, Ortiz spent his last year with Hewlett Packard helping transform the industry via digital printing technology. During his 27 years in the corrugated industry he also managed to earn an MBA/MSEL from University of San Diego.

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