CardPak Announces Senior Management Promotions

CardPak, a leader in developing sustainable packaging solutions for global consumer marketing companies, promotes four senior managers.

Cleveland, OH, June 24, 2011 --( CardPak, CardPak, the pioneer in developing and manufacturing environmentally sustainable packaging, announced the promotions of four senior managers. Greg Tisone, formerly CardPak’s vice president, general manager, was selected by the Board of Directors to serve as president. Jerry Lamm, previously the company’s chief financial officer, was promoted to vice president, chief financial officer. Tom Weber, director of sales, was promoted to vice president, general manager. Seth Duckworth, recently hired as the central region manager is now the company’s national sales manager. Messrs. Lamm, Weber, and Duckworth report to Mr. Tisone, CardPak president.

CardPak’s senior management team is made up of industry experts with over 100 years of sales and manufacturing experience. Their expertise has helped catapult the company’s growth and leadership position in the sustainable packaging industry.

Mr. Tisone has a Chemical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Under his charge, the company achieved world-class excellence in several benchmarks related to safety, quality, customer service, and operational efficiency. CardPak received two EXCELLENCE awards in the 2010 National Paperboard Packaging Competition sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), and three safety awards also from the PPC. In addition, the company qualified for three PPC Director’s Safety Awards in 2010.

Mr. Lamm joined CardPak as controller in 2007. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, an MBA, and is a six-sigma green belt. Mr. Lamm has nearly 30 years of financial experience within various manufacturing and technology related industries.

Mr. Weber, a 35-year veteran of the paperboard packaging industry, joined CardPak in 2008 as Sales Director. Prior to CardPak, Mr. Weber served as Vice President/GM for Caraustar Industries and Vice President for Core Systems in Painesville, Ohio. Mr. Weber earned a business administration bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron.

The newest member of the CardPak management team, Mr. Duckworth, most recently served as Tegrant/Alloyd Brands’ Director of Sales for the Midwest region prior to joining CardPak in March. Mr. Duckworth earned a bachelor’s degree in economics management from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Mr. Duckworth had these comments in regards to his joining CardPak; “I’m thrilled to be part of the CardPak team. I’ve watched the company evolve and change over the years to be recognized as a 'customer focused' leader in sustainable packaging. Clearly, there has been a major shift to more fiber-based packaging versus resin-based; Cardpak is well positioned to assist our customers in that endeavor. CardPak provides innovative design solutions with a material neutral approach. We recognize we must be flexible, reliable, and competitively priced as a supplier to help our customers win!”

About CardPak
CardPak, Inc., a pioneer in developing sustainable packaging, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies across the globe. CardPak® is committed to creating innovative, sustainable products and practicing lean, environmentally friendly manufacturing. For the 11th year in a row, CardPak was awarded the coveted NorthCoast 99, the annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Also in 2011, the Solon Chamber of Commerce selected CardPak as “Company of the Year.” CardPak’s world headquarters are located in Solon, OH.

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Laura Sheridan