December 1, 2020

Mac Papers and Packaging Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (December 1, 2020) – Mac Papers and Packaging, one of the largest paper and packaging distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today the promotion of several senior leaders across its business segments.

Executive Vice President, Paper, Craig Boortz, who currently oversees the company’s paper business segment, has been given the additional responsibility of regional management for all of the company’s distribution centers. Accordingly, all distribution center general managers now report directly to Boortz. Also reporting to Boortz is Mac Papers and Packaging veteran Carter Whiddon, who has been named Vice President, Inside Sales, a newly created role that reflects the company’s dedicated focus on outstanding customer service.

“Craig’s enduring commitment to Mac Papers and Packaging spans 28 years,” stated President and COO Rick Mitchell. “His proven leadership, industry knowledge and business skills have served Craig well, and we’re confident that he will excel in the expanded role. As Craig is quick to point out, working with a team of seasoned and skilled senior distribution center managers will go a long way toward ensuring excellent results.”

Chris McCabe has been named Executive Vice President, Packaging. McCabe joined the company in August, 2014, as Vice President of Packaging, bringing a wealth of industry experience. Over the past six years, McCabe has led the development of a comprehensive offering of packaging materials, equipment, and services and solutions, including kitting, design, customized programs for companies with complex packaging challenges, and single-source packaging programs for multi-location companies. McCabe also established the company’s exclusive Castle® packaging brand.

“Chris’s strategic vision, business acumen, effective leadership style and ability to recruit experienced talent have been instrumental in establishing packaging as a core part of our business,” stated Mitchell. “Our commitment to invest in and grow the packaging business is reflected in the addition of ‘+ Packaging’ to our corporate identity that we announced in October. I have complete confidence that Chris and the experienced team of packaging professionals he leads will continue to grow all aspects of packaging for the company.”

Ash Weekley has been promoted to Vice President, Wide Format & Graphics, and will now report directly to Mitchell. Since joining the wide format team as business development manager in 2017, Weekley has positioned Mac Papers and Packaging as a preferred distribution partner to well-known wide format equipment manufacturers and media brands. Weekley established the company’s Argent® wide format media brand and led the development of the re-imagined Wide Format IDEA Center™ the company recently announced.

“With Ash’s hard work and wide format know-how, Mac Papers + Packaging has become recognized in a short time as a respected full-service supplier to the wide format industry,” stated Mitchell. “I’m confident that Ash and the impressive team of experts he has assembled will continue to be successful in further expanding our wide format media and equipment offering to printers, sign shops and end users.”

Scott Sipkovsky has been named Vice President and General Manager of Mac Papers Envelope Converters (MPEC). After serving as Controller at MPEC for 20 years, Sipkovsky was named Director of Operations of the business in August 2019.

“Scott has been instrumental in achieving operational improvements that have continued to position MPEC as an industry leader in quality,” stated Mitchell. “Providing top-notch customer service and reliable on-time delivery is also extremely important to us, and we’re confident that we’ll continue realizing both under Scott’s proven leadership.”

About Mac Papers and Packaging

One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers and Packaging is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging materials and equipment, wide format products and equipment, facility supplies and office products. The company also converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes at its state-of-the-art converting facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The First Coast city is also home to the company’s headquarters office. Founded in 1965, Mac Papers and Packaging operates distribution centers and retail stores throughout the Southeast.

Mac Papers and Packaging is owned by Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in middle-market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors.

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