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AMERIPEN Elects New Board Members

AMERIPEN Elects New Board Members

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WASHINGTON, DC – July 12, 2022

Members of AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, recently elected the following Board members:

Brendan Adams – Kraft Heinz
Mark Bescher – Mondelez International
Lynn Dyer – Pactiv Evergreen
Terry Grill – Sealed Air
Philip Rozenski – Novolex

Their terms run for three years beginning June 1, 2022, and they join these individuals already serving on the Board:

Scott Byrne –Sonoco
Cathy Foley – Pratt Industries
Jordan Fengel – Tetra Pak
Rob Flores – Berry Global
Michael Okoroafor – McCormick
Mike Prentiss – Procter & Gamble
Jennifer Ronk – Dow
Kelly Smith – Ferrero

The following individuals have been appointed to serve as AMERIPEN officers:

Scott Byrne – Sonoco – President
Kelly Smith – Ferrero – Vice President
Cathy Foley – Pratt Industries – Treasurer
Lynn Dyer – Pactiv Evergreen – Secretary
Mike Prentiss – Procter & Gamble – Immediate Past President

AMERIPEN Executive Director Dan Felton said, “We are fortunate to have the commitment from all these individuals to help guide the direction of AMERIPEN and ensure that key policy and industry audiences understand the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment as we work to create packaging-related polices that are fair, effective, cost-efficient and based on science.”

AMERIPEN President Scott Byrne said, “Thank you to Lee Anderson with General Mills who has cycled off the Board after having served on it for 10 years (most recently as Immediate Past President) after AMERIPEN was incorporated in 2011. That is an outstanding accomplishment and truly remarkable dedication to our organization that is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Thank you as well to Susan Robinson and Tracy Mihas who completed terms on the Board this past Spring.”

For more information about the AMERIPEN Board of Directors, visit:

AMERIPEN – the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment – is a coalition of packaging industry entities dedicated to improving packaging and the environment. We are the only material-neutral packaging policy association in the United States and our membership represents the entire packaging supply chain, including materials suppliers, packaging producers, consumer packaged goods companies and end-of-life materials managers. Our Vision is for packaging to be recognized for all its benefits, including preventing waste and driving a circular economy and our Mission is to be the leading voice for the packaging industry, using science to inspire, create and advocate for sustainable solutions for the packaging value chain.

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