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New Sonoco VP to improve operating performance and safety


October 13, 2012
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Marty F. Pignone will be vice president, paper North America, for Sonoco, a diversified packaging company with operations in Canada, effective December 1, 2012. Pignone will replace John M. Grups, 61, division vice-president and general…

Marty F. Pignone will be vice president, paper North America, for Sonoco, a diversified packaging company with operations in Canada, effective December 1, 2012. Pignone will replace John M. Grups, 61, division vice-president and general manager, who will be retiring.

In this position, Pignone, 55, will have responsibility for Sonoco’s 12 uncoated recycled paperboard mills in the United States, Canada and Mexico and related support functions. He reports to.

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“Marty previously led our North American paper mills for eight years and implemented several key safety and operating excellence initiatives that improved performance during his tenure. In this new role, we’re asking him to improve operating performance and safety near-term, while further developing our paper manufacturing management team,” John Colyer, vice president, Paper and Industrial Converted Products.


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