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Smurfit-Stone Names Knudsen SVP of Supply Chain and Board Sales

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Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, Ill., USA, has named John Knudsen senior VP of supply chain and board sales. As senior VP of supply chain and capital strategy, Knudsen has been responsible for Smurfit-Stone's strategic sourcing, global logistics, and supply chain groups, as well as the company's capital strategy process. In his new role, he will assume additional responsibility for Smurfit-Stone's Board Sales group, which markets and sells the company's containerboard and pulp products to external customers in the U.S. and overseas.

Knudsen has more than 24 years of experience in sales and operations management in the packaging industry. He joined Smurfit-Stone in 1986 and has served in a variety of management and executive management roles for the company, including senior VP of manufacturing for its Container division, VP of strategic planning, VP and regional manager of the Container division; and VP of manufacturing engineering.


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