Effective immediately, Kevin Kwilinski has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia-based PaperWorks Industries, Inc. PaperWorks is an operating company of Sun Capital Partners, Boca Raton, FL.
Previously, Mr. Kwilinski spent more than four years as President & CEO of Portola Packaging in Batavia, IL. Portola, acquired by Silgan Holdings in October, is a manufacturer of stock and custom tamper-evident plastic closures and containers for dairy, juice and other food segments. Prior to this, Mr. Kwilinski was with Graphic Packaging International where he served in numerous leadership roles, including most recently as Senior VP - Supply Chain. He also served as Director, Sales & Manufacturing for GPI's Beverage Division, headquartered in Golden, CO. He has an extensive background in operations and engineering positions with GPI, James River, and International Paper.
Mr. Kwilinski received a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics from Greenville College and holds a Master's degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a certified Six Sigma Champion.
About PaperWorks Industries, Inc.
Founded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries, Inc. is a leading North American integrated fullservice packaging provider committed to the highest standards in sustainable forestry and procurement. It is certified by organizations including the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification. The company's Packaging Group is considered a leading innovator in the production of specialized folding cartons, serving clients of all sizes across North America from 10 facilities. The Paperboard Group manufactures approximately 300,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard every year for a variety of end uses, and further specializes in the cutting and distribution of all paper types according to specific customer needs. PaperWorks Industries is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Its 17 North American locations employ 1,600 workers, all focused on the safety and quality of PaperWorks' products and services. Its annual sales are USD$600 million.