American Packaging Corporation names new President and relocates Headquarters

Rochester, NY – January 2018 – American Packaging Corporation, a leading flexible packaging converter in North America today announced Jeff Koch’s appointment to President of the company effective February 1, 2018.  Current President, Peter Schottland, will remain Chief Executive Officer and move into the position of Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors serving with brother Steve Schottland.

Mr. Koch has served the flexible packaging industry for 37 years.  During his tenor with American Packaging, Jeff has progressed from Press Operator to his current position as Executive Vice President.  “Jeff is a proven leader and will be instrumental in the sustained growth, the motivation of people, and the strategic thinking required for continued success of both our customers and our business” says Peter Schottland.

Mr. Koch stated, “American Packaging is a very diversified company serving many markets.   With aspirations of doubling in size over the next decade, the owners are committed to investing in the latest technologies to arm our team members with the best equipment available today.  I look forward to working closely with APC’s Sales, Technical, Operations and Executive Team to insure these growth goals are being met”.

Since 1902 American Packaging Corporation has been owned by only two families, the Kardon’s and the Schottland’s.  “Jeff exemplifies what can happen to an individual who makes an unfaltering commitment to a Company that appreciates such effort.  Jeff has earned his new post and with the entire organization’s support, will continue APC on it’s remarkable path” commented Steve Schottland.

In conjunction with the executive transitions, the Board of Directors have approved the move of the company’s corporate headquarters from Rochester, New York to Columbus, Wisconsin.  The move of headquarters to Wisconsin will bring our Executive Team closer to our largest operations and Packaging Innovation Center.  The two manufacturing plants in New York will be unaffected by the move.


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