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Fernie Promoted to President of Port Townsend Paper, Crown Corrugated

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Fernie Promoted to President of Port Townsend Paper, Crown Corrugated 

Crown Paper Group, Atlanta, Ga., USA, has promoted Colin Fernie to president of Port Townsend Paper and Crown Corrugated. With the promotion, Fernie adds responsibility for the Port Townsend Paper mill (Port Townsend, Wash.) and retains responsibility for the Crown Packaging and Boxmaster plants (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) and distribution centers (Kelowna B.C. and Calgary AB, Canada).
Crown Paper CEO Steve Klinger, commenting on the promotion, said that "we hired Colin in May 2015 knowing his record of building high performing packaging businesses, and confident he would do the same with Crown Corrugated. In the year since, we made significant strategic investments in Crown Corrugated. Colin leveraged the investments and led Crown Corrugated to improved performance, benefitting our customers and owners. At the same time, we have made significant, strategic investments in Port Townsend Paper, which is executing a plan to become a high performing mill. Colin’s charge is to lead Port Townsend Paper and Crown Corrugated to accelerate progress across the board." 

"Port Townsend Paper is the primary supplier to Crown Corrugated and Montebello Container, our corrugated sheet producer in Southern California, so high performance at any of the operations benefits all of the operations. We also made significant strategic investments in Montebello, and the Montebello team is building a strong packaging business by leveraging these investments and implementing our ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ strategy," said Klinger. Anthony Salcido continues as president of Montebello Container, reporting to the Crown Paper Group. 

Crown Paper Group is a holding company for investments in the paper and packaging industries. Its executive leaders have worked together in the paper and packaging industry for a century and a half collectively building high performance businesses. Crown Paper Group has the resources to invest in building businesses over the long term. It was created in 2015 by Lindsay Goldberg, an investment firm that manages $14 billion of equity capital, partners with well-managed businesses, and actively helps them build long term value. 


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