Schutes named RPA-100% executive director
The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) said in January it had hired packaging industry veteran Paul J. Schutes to serve as executive director of the Washington-based trade group representing more than twothirds of the recycled paperboard industry.
Schutes has over 24 years of packaging industry experience and can provide consumer product companies with support in analyzing the benefits of 100% recycled paperboard packaging. He will also serve as the primary spokesperson for RPA-100%.
Schutes spent 12 years at the Rock-Tenn Company serving as the director of structural design, director of design engineering and finally the senior vice-president of sales and marketing for its folding carton group.
As executive director of RPA-100%, Schutes will work with the organizationís board of directors led by newly appointed RPA-100% chairman, David Dreibelbis, executive vice-president and general manager of Rock-Tennís paperboard group.
RPA-100% has begun a marketing campaign to
promote the benefits of 100% recycled paperboard to key audiences. The
marketing committee, headed by newly appointed committee chairman Robert
Runyan, vicepresident of marketing for
RPA-100% is a non-profit, independent trade