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Menasha Packaging Company Names New President

(PRNewsfoto/Menasha Packaging)

NEENAH, Wis.July 17, 2018  — Menasha Packaging Company, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced today it has named Michael D. Riegsecker as its new president, effective September 1, 2018. Riegsecker previously was chief operating officer of Menasha Packaging. He joined the company in 1992 and will succeed Michael K. Waite, who recently announced his retirement as president of Menasha Packaging Company. With the elevation of Riegsecker to president of Menasha Packaging, Waite moves into the role of executive vice president of Strategy and Business Development where he will continue to support various growth and strategic initiatives until his December 31, 2018 retirement date.

Prior to his position as chief operating officer, Riegsecker held several progressive positions at Menasha Packaging, including general manager, group vice president and senior vice president of sales. He is a graduate of Purdue Universityand was with International Paper prior to Menasha Packaging.

“We welcome Mike Riegsecker into his new role as president of Menasha Packaging,” said Jim Kotek, president and CEO, Menasha Corporation. “Mike has continuously demonstrated Menasha Corporation’s values in action and brings a strong customer-centric orientation to his new role. We look forward to sustaining the high level of service and innovation required by today’s top consumer packaged goods companies.”

Added Riegsecker, “Menasha is a trusted supplier in the industry and our legacy of innovation is strong.  I am excited and honored to lead our talented and dedicated employees and continue our tradition of delivering dependable, compelling value to our customers. This is a pivotal time in the retail environment. With industry-leading in-store and online packaging solutions, together with various services-related offerings, Menasha Packaging is well positioned to help our customers succeed, and I couldn’t be more energized by our opportunities.”


Metsä Board receives EcoVadis Gold rating for corporate environmental and social responsibility

27.06.2018  Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, has been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.

“This is a significant achievement, as the EcoVadis assessment is becoming an increasingly important guide for our customers when judging their suppliers’ sustainability and corporate social responsibility performance. We recognise that sustainability must go beyond regulatory compliance to also focus on how companies manage their economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as their relationships with stakeholders such as customers, employees, suppliers and government,” says Anne Uusitalo, Product Safety and Sustainability Director at Metsä Board.

As part of the process, Metsä Board’s latest achievement of ‘A-List’ recognitions in CDP’s Water, Climate and Supply Chain programmes as well as Leadership status in CDP’s Forest programme were important considerations for the EcoVadis team.

EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The criteria include four themes; the environment, labour practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.