Mission and Value Statements

Midland’s mission:
“To deliver on our commitments to our customers, employees and suppliers.”

Over the past 30 years, Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies has grown from three stocking divisions and a dozen employees to one of the largest independently-owned fine paper and packaging distributors in the country with 18 stocking divisions, a thriving brokerage business and more than 550 employees. Midland has evolved rapidly over the years. Despite its rapid growth, Midland has always remained dedicated to its partners, customers, employees and suppliers.These values are Midland’s highest priorities. Each value shapes how we do business and helps guide Midland.

This is the foundation our company has been built on. For our partners, our mission statement is what we stand for and how we differentiate ourselves in the marketplace. In order to achieve our mission, Midland is committed to:

  • Making safety the first consideration in all operations
  • Developing a highly trained and motivated workforce with full accountability and responsibility
  • Appreciating efforts and rewarding results
  • Putting our customers at the heart of everything we do
  • Offering cost effective, innovative supply chain solutions
  • Promoting a performance driven culture using metrics to ensure continuous improvement
  • Providing a distinct advantage to our suppliers as the distribution channel of choice
Mike Graves
CEO + Co-Owner

Mike Graves

  Mike Graves is the C.E.O. of Midland. He began his career in sales at the Whitaker-Carpenter company, which ultimately became part of Unisource. He held various sales and management positions until becoming the area general manager for the paper…
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Jim O’Toole
E.V.P., Publishing & Consulting + Co-Owner

Jim O’Toole

Jim O’Toole is an Executive Vice President of Publishing & Consulting and a Co-Owner of Midland Paper. From 1986 to 1999, Jim worked in New York City for Alling and Cory, a privately held paper distributor. Jim worked in sales,…
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Ralph DeLetto
E.V.P. , CFO + Co-Owner

Ralph DeLetto

  Ralph DeLetto is the executive vice president and CFO and an owner of Midland Paper Packaging + Supplies. Upon graduating with a BA in accounting from Dominican University in 1981, Ralph earned his CPA. He joined Arthur Young, the predecessor…
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