Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that Philippe Guillemot has been named to its Board of Directors. Guillemot, 58, was chief operating officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, Boulogne-Billancourt, France, prior to its acquisition by Nokia Oyj in 2016. Before his tenure with Alcatel-Lucent, Guillemot was chief executive officer and board director of Europcar Group from 2010 to 2012, Guyancourt, France; Chairman and CEO of Areva T&D, Paris, from 2004 to 2010; group executive vice president, Faurecia SA, Paris, from 2001 to 2003; and group vice president, Valeo, Paris, from 1998 to 2000; and held several global executive positions with Michelin from 1983 to 1998.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) (“KapStone”) is announcing today that its Longview, Wash. mill has restarted its #11 paper machine in accordance with a contingency plan to operate the mill in the event of a strike.
This is the second of the mill’s five paper machines to be brought back online following a work stoppage initiated on Aug. 27, 2015, by the AWPPW union, Local 153. The first machine to resume operations was paper machine #10, the mill’s largest machine. #10 produces containerboard primarily for KapStone’s corrugated box plants in the Pacific Northwest region. It was restarted on Monday, Aug. 31 after a maintenance outage that followed the work stoppage.
Paper machine #11, KapStone’s most flexible machine, produces a broad range of kraft paper products for external customers both in the U.S. and abroad. A number of the company’s specialty products are produced on this machine, including its unique line of extensible kraft papers.
The mill began shipping products to customers according to its contingency plan shortly after paper machine #10 was brought back online. It continues to ramp up production, now with both its #10 and #11 machines.
President of the Kraft Paper Division, Randy Nebel, said that employee teams from across the country are working together to ensure a smooth return to full production according to the company’s contingency plan. “We continue to live up to our commitment to provide customers with a broad range of products and services, despite the strike,” he said.