New Executive Committee Announced for RPA

The Board of Direc­tors of the Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (RPA) has elected its new Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for 2011.

The Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee is com­prised of the Chair­man of the Board, Vice Chair­man, Secretary/Treasurer, Imme­di­ate Past Chair­man and Pres­i­dent of the RPA. Com­mit­tee mem­bers are elected by the Board of Direc­tors and serve for a term of one year. The new appoint­ments are:

• Chair­man of the Board: Drew Mer­rill, Vice Pres­i­dent of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, Strate­gic Plan­ning, Con­tainer and Pool­ing Solu­tions, Inc. (CAPS)
• Vice Chair­man: Mike Hacht­man, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent Sales and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, IFCO N. A., INC.
• Secretary/Treasurer: John Frey, Pres­i­dent, TOSCA Lim­ited
• Imme­di­ate Past Chair­man: Jon Kalin, Sales and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager, Rehrig Pacific
• Pres­i­dent and CEO Jerry Welcome

The new exec­u­tive com­mit­tee is excited to enter with a larger mem­ber­ship base and a sea­soned board ready to fur­ther’s vision of pro­mot­ing the eco­nomic, social, and envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits of reusable pack­ag­ing through indus­try advo­cacy, research, and edu­ca­tion,” said Drew Merrill.

The RPA con­tin­ues to grow in its role as the pre­em­i­nent orga­ni­za­tion for users and experts in reusable pack­ag­ing,” added Mike Hacht­man. “I am hon­ored to work with the RPA Board and mem­ber­ship toward pro­mot­ing the ben­e­fits of reusable pack­ag­ing and expand­ing its use through­out the sup­ply chain. “

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