The Flexible Packaging Association announced its 2019 Board of Directors comprised of leaders from 35 companies.

Curt Begle, president of the health, hygiene and specialties division of Berry Global, is the new chairperson, succeeding David Staker, president and CEO, Plastic Packaging Technologies.

The association advances the flexible packaging industry, which the organization says represents more than $31 billion in annual U.S. sales and is one of the fastest growing packaging segments.

FPA voting members elected the board during the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Board members serve one-year terms, with the exception of the chairperson who is elected for two years.

Newly appointed directors include Jarred Carter of Siegwerk USA Co. and Mark Forman of Belmark inc. Guenther Hering, vice president, Flexible Packaging NA, Henkel Corporation, serves as treasurer.

Executive committee members at large are:

Stan Bikulege, Novolex

Kathy Bolhous, Charter NEX Films Inc.

Tom Cochran, Amcor Flexibles

Bill Jackson, Bemis Company Inc.

David Read, Printpack

Additional directors are:

Doug Aldred, Flint Group

Mark Barranco, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Todd Becker, NOVA Chemicals Inc.

Sachin Desai, ProAmpac

Dhuanne Dodrill, PAXXUS Inc.

Ken Fontaine, AMGRAPH Packaging Inc.

Steve Garland, Sealed Air Corporation

Kevin Kelly, Emerald Packaging Inc.

Erik Keracik, Westlake Chemical Corporation

Landon Luttrell, The Dow Chemical Company

Tom Mason, Constantia Flexibles

Joe Moynihan, Mondi Jackson

Francois Olivier, TC Transcontinental Packaging

Chris Parrilli, Sun Chemical Corporation

Stephen Perkins, Bryce Corporation

Geoff Peters, Wikoff Color Corporation

Peter Schottland, American Packaging Corporation

Ken Swanson, Liqui-Box Corporation

Andrew Wheeler, Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation

The Chairman’s Advisory Council includes:

Eric Erickson, Kendall Packaging Corporation

Bill Lanham, Polymer Packaging Inc.

Marc Leclair, St. Johns Packaging Ltd.

David Nunes, Hosokawa Alpine America

Madeleine Robinson, LPS Industries

Chris Rogers, TC Transcontinental Packaging

Fredy Steng, Berry Global