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Kruger chairman inducted into Order of Montreal

December 4, 2020  By P&PC Staff

Kruger Inc.’s chairman and CEO Joseph Kruger II has been inducted as an officer into the Ordre de Montréal (Order of Montreal) in recognition of his contributions to the city.

The virtual announcement was made by Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante on Nov. 25.

The Ordre de Montréal, created in 2016 in honour of the city’s 375th anniversary, is the city’s highest distinction.


According to the company, Kruger, who has been chairman and CEO since 1988, diversified his organization’s operations at a time when pulp and paper companies were challenged by a changing global economy.

After three decades under his leadership, Kruger the company is well represented in 10 industry sectors, including paper products, containerboard, packaging, renewable energy, recycling and biomaterials.

“Having focused on modernizing our operations while ensuring the responsible management of resources, Joseph Kruger II has truly embraced the principles of sustainable development,” says the company in a statement.

“His role as a benefactor has not gone unnoticed, especially his support of education, scientific research, healthcare, environmental protection, community organization and entrepreneurship.”

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