Long-Time Midland Paper CEO Announces Retirement

Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies, a $1 Billion wholesale distribution company based in Chicago, IL, announced this week that Stan Hooker, the company’s long-time Chairman & CEO, has retired and sold his majority interest to his three partners, Ralph DeLetto, Mike Graves, and Jim O’Toole.  This transition allows the company to continue its long tradition of being the leading independent paper and packaging distribution company in North America.  Mr. Hooker said: “The timing of this transition is good for me personally, as my wife and I can devote more time to being with our friends and family, and the timing is good for Midland given the company’s strong financial position and its proven senior leadership team at the helm”. Mike Graves, the company’s President and COO, will assume the role of CEO. Mr. Graves noted: “we are grateful to Stan for his longstanding leadership at Midland, and we look forward to continuing Midland’s legacy as an entrepreneurial, independent organization that strives to be the first choice for suppliers and customers alike”.

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