Dennis Mehiel - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
David Doherty - Chief Operating Officer
Rich Lott - EVP of Operations
Carl Tinsley - EVP Sales & Diversity
Lawrence Jenick - VP of Manufacturing
Pat Fox - National Account Manager
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dennis is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Packaging Group. Over the past several decades, Dennis has been a pioneer and leader in the corrugated packaging industry. He started Four M in the early 1960s with manufacturing partitions for the large consumer products manufacturers. Soon thereafter, Dennis started to expand his business into corrugated boxes and paper mills through a series of acquisitions and greenfield expansions. Four M became Box USA and at the time of its sale to International Paper in 2004, Box USA was the largest independent corrugated packaging manufacturer in the United States. After the sale of Box USA, Dennis continued in the corrugated packaging industry through the building and growing of U.S. Corrugated which through a series of transactions were sold to Kapstone, Westrock, and Bio Pappel. Chances are that many of the box plants that manufacture corrugated boxes today were probably once owned, built, purchased, or operated by Dennis Mehiel. Today, Dennis is bringing the same entrepreneurial spirit and energy to the corrugated packaging industry through the National Packaging Group.
Chief Operating Officer
David is National Packaging Group’s Chief Operating Officer. David works closely with the organizations’ sales and manufacturing teams as well as manages the corporate finance function across the organization. For over fifteen years, David has been in key management roles at U.S. Corrugated, Inc. and Oak Paper Products Company. He started his career in corrugated packaging as Director of Business Development helping to grow our businesses through acquisitions and greenfield expansions and was leading the efforts within the capital markets. Most recently, David was the Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Corrugated and its affiliated businesses where he was instrumental in running the day-to-day operations, integrating acquired business, and driving growth and efficiencies within the organization. David and his wife live in Pittsburgh, PA with their three boys and enjoying all the chaos that this brings to his life.
EVP of Operations
Rich is National Packaging Group’s Executive Vice President of Operations. In this role, Rich is responsible for the day-to-day operations of National Packaging Group’s member businesses, including Delmarva Corrugated Packaging and Kampack. Rich has made his entire career of over thirty years in corrugated packaging. Working his way up from the manufacturing floor to today where he is directing all aspects of the operations and working closely with our plant management teams to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Prior to this role, Rich was a key leader pushing U.S. Corrugated’s growth and expansion through building new factories, integrating acquired businesses, and driving manufacturing excellence across the business. When Rich is not making his way from one of our factories to another, Rich lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife of thirty years and is proud of his daughter who works as a nurse in children’s oncology and his son who serves as a national guardsman in the U.S. Army.
EVP Sales & Diversity
Carl is National Packaging Group’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Diversity. Carl is responsible for the sales of the organization nationally. The approach to sales based on value proposition and customer intimacy has resulted in continuous growth and full utilization of the next generation of equipment found in our facilities. He is proud to lead the organization in the important direction of inclusion. Our workforce and supplying partners mirror the demographics of the metro and suburban communities we serve. It is not surprising that he maintains a focus on problem solving and cost savings, having managed engineering and lean manufacturing disciplines for Sara-Lee, Coca-Cola, General Motors, KapStone Container Corporation, Georgia Pacific, U.S. Corrugated, and International Papers. Carl is a native of Saginaw, Michigan. He attended General Motors Institute and Western Michigan University. He currently resides in Fayetteville GA with his family.
VP of Manufacturing
Lawrence is National Packaging Group’s Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing. Lawrence is responsible for all capital projects and supports operations of National Packaging Group’s businesses, including Delmarva Corrugated Packaging and Kampack. Lawrence also works closely with our plant’s management teams to drive exceptional operational excellence, including maintenance and production efficiency programs. Lawrence has over 22 years in corrugated manufacturing experience being on the maintenance floor. Lawrence started his corrugated career at Smurfit -Stone as maintenance manager and was part of various traveling corporate Six Sigma and Operational Excellence teams implementing step change and profitability. Lawrence moved to independent US Corrugated in 2012 and lead growth and expansion by building new factories, executing capital projects, and driving manufacturing excellence within the organization. Lawrence lives in Dorset, Ohio with his wife and four children.
National Account Manager
Patrick Fox is National Packaging Group’s Strategic Accounts Manager. In this role, Pat works closely with the EVP of Corporate Sales and Marketing to target, develop, and maintain businesses that fit our geographic footprint as well as our overall strategy. Pat brings over 30 years of corrugated experience to our Corporation. He started his career working within the integrated arena and has held several positions from machine operator to Quality Manager to Plant Manager. Prior to this role, Pat was Director of National Accounts for a small integrated and was an integral part of expanding their National Account platform and providing a customer base for new facilities. Pat and his wife live in Richmond, VA with their 3 dogs and enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends.