Canadian Packaging

Dee Paper gets A+ with new president

Steve Harrell takes over as company president from Jay Dee.

February 12, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

Industry leader in the folding carton market Dee Paper, of Chester, Pa., has appointed Steve Harrell as its new president, effective February 1, 2015.

Harrell replaces Jay Dee, who along with being active in various senior management positions with the company for the past 40 years, including president. Dee will continue to remain with the company as a member of its board of directors, as well as in a sales and customer relations role.

Commenting on the leadership change, Dee says: “We are all very excited about the appointment of Steve as Dee Paper’s new president and are confident he will continue to build on the past successes of the company. Steve brings a strong background and knowledge of the folding carton market and will be a very positive contributor to the company’s future success.”

Harrell joined Dee Paper in January, 2014, serving as general manager. Prior to working at Dee, he spent 25 years in the offset, flexo and gravure industries with several multi-national packaging corporations. His background includes experience in tobacco packaging, as well as, high-end pharmaceutical, health and beauty and confectionary.

“I’m very excited to be a part of such an outstanding company with a rich history and strong customer following. It will be a pleasure to work with Jay and the rest of the fine Dee Paper team to continue to build upon the company’s success,” states Harrell.

For further information, please contact Dee Paper human resources manager Denise Ashton at 610-876-9285, ext. 103 or visit

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