Canadian Packaging

Paper associations get boost

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General David Andrews John Mullinder Paper Packaging Canada PPEC

David Andrews new executive director of Paper Packaging Canada.

Paper Packaging Canada and PPEC (Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council) will both be stronger because of measures announced jointly by both boards of directors.

John Mullinder, who has been president and chief executive officer of of Paper Packaging Canada for the past three years as well as running PPEC, will return full-time to the industry’s environmental council, while industry veteran David Andrews will come aboard as executive director of Paper Packaging Canada.

John Mullinder, executive director, PPEC

“We think this new alignment is best for both associations,” states Paper Packaging Canada and PPEC chairmen Rob Latter and Allen Kirkpatrick in a joint statement. “John has seen us through the successful merger of two former industry associations while continuing to oversee PPEC. In that same time frame, environmental and sustainability issues have become even more important to our customer base. So we need his expertise.”

“From Paper Packaging Canada’s point of view,” says Latter, “we are delighted to be able to welcome an industry veteran back. David has a 39-year history of working for paper packaging companies, as well as being a consultant to the industry and to the Packaging Association of Canada. He was also president of the former Canadian Corrugated Case Association from 2003 to 2004.”


The realignment is effective from June 20, 2011. The associations share Brampton, Ont. offices.

About PPEC

PPEC is an industry council created in 1990 focusing on environmental interests of its four separate founding associations representing both paper packaging mills and converters. It pioneered the composting of used paper packaging materials; the further recycling of old boxboard; initiated the application of activity-based costing to residential recycling; and developed a food packaging protocol for mills using recycled board in food packaging applications.
PPEC represented the paper industry on the National Packaging Task Force (for 10 years) and is closely involved with stewardship (EPR) issues across Canada.

For more information on PPEC, contact: 905-458-0087, via e-mail at or visit

About Paper Packaging Canada

Paper Packaging Canada is an industry association created in 2008 from a merger of the former Canadian Corrugated Case Association (CCCA) and the major containerboard mills of the Packaging Mills Association of Canada (PMAC). It represents almost 90 per cent of Canada’s containerboard capacity and over 90 per cent of Canada’s corrugated converting production. The association provides its members with statistical information and reports on human relations, health and safety, manufacturing and government relations. It liaises with fellow national and international paper associations. Its environmental and sustainability issues are managed by the broader industry’s environmental council, PPEC.

For more information on Paper Packaging Canada, contact: 905-458-1247, via e-mail at or visit


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