ASPI 2018 Fall Customer Alignment Meeting
Hosted by Graphic Packaging

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The eleventh annual ASPI Fall Customer Alignment meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1-3, 2018 at the Omni Hotel at the Battery. Graphic Packaging International was the customer host.

Every fall, the ASPI Customer Alignment meeting is hosted by a leading pulp, paper, or packaging company giving attendees the rare chance to network with their customers’ senior executives. The meeting traditionally includes breakout sessions and panel presentations.

The meeting included more than 85 ASPI members and 20 Graphic Packaging representatives.

Presentations will be posted for members soon.

Speakers included:
Mike Farrell, EVP Mill Division, Graphic Packaging International
Steve Scherger, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Graphic Packaging International
Jeffrey Sloat, Director of Global Research and Development, Graphic Packaging International
Walter Bowles, VP Health, Safety, & Environmental, Graphic Packaging International
Lena Zodda, Marketing Manager, Graphic Packaging International
Paul McCann, SVP Supply Chain, Graphic Packaging International
Rusty Miller, SVP Engineering and Technology, Graphic Packaging International
Bret Arnone, VP Commercial Operations and Beverage Packaging, Graphic Packaging International

Jeff Hargrave, Mill Manager, Graphic Packaging International
Scott LeBeau, VP Recycled Mills, Graphic Packaging International
Chip Dillon, Partner, Vertical Research Partners
Anitra Collins, Manager of Technical Services Mill Division, Graphic Packaging International
Marion D. Bard, Director, Procurement, Graphic Packaging International
Anne Marie Lochner, VP Procurement – Direct Materials, Graphic Packaging International
Dave Niessner, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Graphic Packaging International
Chris Hartenbach, Director – Procurement, Graphic Packaging International

Mike Smith, Director of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, Graphic Packaging International
Dan Todd, Sr. Manager, Purchasing Graphic Packaging International
Scott Wanner, Director, Procurement, Graphic Packaging International


 

 2018 Fall Schedule

 

Monday, October 1

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

ASPI Board of Directors Meeting
(Invitation only)

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Meeting Reception
(Open to all meeting attendees)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Welcome Dinner 
(Open to all meeting attendees)

Tuesday, October 2

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast (Open to all meeting attendees)

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

Welcome and Introductions
ASPI President, Carl Luhrmann, Senior Vice President, Andritz Inc.

Mike Farrell, EVP, Mill Division, Graphic Packaging International

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM

Overview of Graphic Packaging
Steve Scherger, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Graphic Packaging International

9:05 AM - 9:45 AM

Technical Resources Group/ Innovation
Jeffrey Sloat, Director Research and Development, Graphic Packaging International

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The Suppliers Role in Safety
Walter Bowles, VP Health, Safety and Environmental, Graphic Packaging International

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Graphic Packaging Sustainability & Advocacy
Lena Zodda, Marketing Manager, Graphic Packaging International

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Partnering with Graphic Packaging in Strategic Sourcing
Paul McCann, SVP Supply Chain, Graphic Packaging International

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Capital Management At Work
Rusty Miller, SVP Engineering and Technology, Graphic Packaging International

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Americas -- Overview & the Role Suppliers Play
Bret Arnone, VP Commercial Operations and Beverage Packaging, Graphic Packaging International
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graphic Packaging Mill Managers Roundtable
Mill Managers: Jeff Hargrave & Scott LeBeau, Graphic Packaging International
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner

Wednesday, October 3

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast (Open to all meeting attendees)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

External Speaker Presentation
Chip Dillon, Vertical Research Partners

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Procurement Manager Panel Discussion
Moderator: Anitra Collins, Manager of Technical Services Mill Division, Graphic Packaging International

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions:
#1 Capital Investment - Best Practices in Capital Planning and Execution, Rusty Miller, Graphic Packaging International

#2 Chemicals/ Materials - Stakeholder Engagement and TCO Improvement, Anne Marie Lochner & Dave Niessner, Graphic Packaging International

#3 MRO/ Services - Waste Elimination, TCO Improvement, Outage Planning and Execution, Chris Hartenback, Mike Smith, Dan Todd, and Scott Wanner, Graphic Packaging International

10:45 AM

Meeting adjourns for Graphic Packaging attendees

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ASPI Business Meeting  (Open to all meeting attendees)

12:00 PM

Meeting Adjourned

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ASPI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)