Joseph P. Yost Appointed as SVP and President, Americas for Graphic Packaging International
6 January 2017
Graphic Packaging International, Inc. announced the appointment of Joseph P. Yost as Senior Vice President and President, Americas. Joe will have responsibility for the food and beverage commercial and converting organization within the Americas. Joe's career with Graphic Packaging spans over 27 years and includes roles such as SVP, Global Beverage and Europe; Chief Integration Officer & European CFO; and SVP, Global Supply Chain. "Joe has been instrumental in our profitable growth and ongoing acquisition strategy within Europe," said President and CEO Mike Doss. "His deep experience within our industry makes him the ideal candidate to lead the Americas region." As a result of this structural change, Mike Ukropina, formerly SVP, Consumer Packaging Division, will leave the company.
About Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons in the United States, and holds leading market positions in coated unbleached kraft paperboard and coated-recycled paperboard. The Company's customers include many of the world's most widely recognized companies and brands. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company's web site at www.graphicpkg.com.
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