Canadian Packaging

BRAMPTON, ON—At its Annual General Meeting, the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA) elected Michael (Mike) Lafave, senior vice-president and chief operating officer of Kruger Inc., as its chairman for the new one-year term beginning in May, 2016. (see image at top)

Joining him on the Executive Committee are:

  • bobhaganBob Hagan, senior vice-president at Atlantic Packaging as 1st vice-chairman;
  • jeanparentJean Parent, vice-president of sales and marketing with Norampac as 2nd vice-chairman;
  • garyjohnsonGary Johnson, president of Maritime Paper as treasurer;
  • petermoorePeter Moore, board chairman with Moore Packaging as immediate past chairman.

The meeting was held May 10, 2016 at the CCCA offices in Brampton, Ontario.

The full Board of the CCCA consists of the representatives of Canada’s major Canadian containerboard producing mills and containerboard converters operating corrugators. The Board also consists of one representative each from the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) and the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC Canada).


For a full listing of the Member representatives on the Board, please visit the CCCA website:

At the AGM, Walsh and Company was also reappointed as Auditors for the 2016-2017 business year.

In his comments to the Board, Lafave acknowledged the impressive level of activity undertaken by the Human Resources and the Health and Safety Committees, and acknowledged Bob Hagan of Atlantic Packaging’s contribution to the Manufacturing Committee’s focus on effectively addressing sustainability challenges at the converting plant level.

The purpose of all CCCA committees is to exchange best practices for the mutual benefit of all members within the guidelines of Industry Canada.

In his review, Mike Lafave further acknowledged the moral and financial support of the associate members, comprised primarily of suppliers to the Canadian containerboard mills and converting plants. Without this ongoing support contributing both as added voices in the associations’ undertakings on behalf of the industry with various government agencies and other trade associations and to its financial stability, the CCCA’s undertakings would be significantly hampered.

Finally, the threat of competing materials to the business of corrugated manufacturing was underscored. The significance of this competitive threat potentially undermines financial investments and jobs at the Canadian containerboard mills and converting operations.

Lafave called on all members and the CCCA to respond to this issue by continuing to present clear, professional science and fact-based arguments advocating the significant benefits of corrugated paperboard packaging to its valued customers specifically and to the marketplace generally.

The Board of Directors next meets in Vancouver, Friday August 12, 2016.

For more information on the CCCA, visit


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