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Garland Resigns as PaperWorks President, CEO

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Thomas J. Garland resigned Tuesday of this week as president and CEO of PaperWorks Industries Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., USA. As the company's first fulltime chief executive, Garland provided the company with leadership through its growth phase from shortly after its founding in late 2008 to the present.

The company reports that a search for a new president and CEO has been initiated and it is anticipated that the position will be filled in the next 90 days. In the meantime, Richard LeBlanc will step into the role on an interim basis. LeBlanc is a seasoned executive with almost 30 years of experience in managing and driving strategic, operational, and financial outcomes.

Founded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries is an integrated, full-service packaging provider. The company's Packaging Division produces specialized folding cartons, with facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Its Paperboard Division produces approximately 300,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard every year for a variety of end uses, largely concentrated in consumer products. The company has nearly 1,700 employees at 17 North American locations and annual sales in excess of $600 million.


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