The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has welcomed new leaders to its Board of Directors. Current Chairman of the Board Norman Kukuk has passed the torch to 2018 Vice Chairman Rick Sasse, TriEnda Holdings’ Director of Customer Transport Packaging. Chief Operations Officer of Tosca, Michael Wasson, will take Sasse’s place as Vice Chairman.
“RPA and its members are grateful for Norm Kukuk’s leadership and service to the industry,” said Sasse. “Today the word ‘reuse’ is being used regularly around the world to identify better packaging solutions for waste prevention and environmental sustainability. Thanks to industry leaders like Norm and our member companies, RPA is in a great position to promote reuse and the advantages of a reusable system when it comes to transport packaging and distribution of products across the supply chain.”
Sasse has been Chairman of the Board since the RPA’s Annual Board meeting in early January. Paxxal’s Chief Executive Officer Ben Stoller also was appointed to a new position at the meeting: Secretary-Treasurer.
“Adding the depth of talent and experience from Mike and Ben to the executive positions will keep a strong management team in place and no doubt contribute to even greater impact by the RPA, both on the industry and on behalf of association members,” Sasse added.
According to a press release, this year’s RPA election also resulted in the addition of seven Board members starting a two-year term from 2019-2020. The newly-elected Directors include the following:
2019 will also see the following industry leaders complete their second term:
“The reusable packaging industry is fortunate to have this high-caliber, well-diversified Board to lead its trade association in representing the broad interests and common objectives of member companies across the whole cycle of reuse,” President & CEO Tim Debus said. “RPA is set to expand our advocacy for reuse in 2019 thanks to the leadership of our Board and participation from our members.”
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