Reusable Packaging Association Announces 2013 Executive Committee

2012 Chairman of the Board
Arlington, VA, October 18, 2012
– The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced its 2013 Executive Committee members today. Formed in 1998, the RPA is the leading trade association dedicated to promoting the expansion and value of reusable packaging systems for greater supply chain efficiencies, increased environmental benefits and reduced costs.

The 2013 RPA Executive Committee will be led by Chairman Robert Engle, President Americas, Schoeller Arca Systems Inc. Rob Zachrich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fabri-Form, will be Vice Chairman; and John Frey, President of Tosca Limited, will continue to serve as RPA Secretary/Treasurer. Mike Hachtman, President and CEO of reLogistics Services, LLC, will become immediate Past Chairman (ex officio), and Jerry Welcome will continue as RPA President and CEO (ex officio).

“The RPA is comprised of diverse, resourceful and energetic companies that are ready to address industry challenges and advance reusables throughout the supply chain,” said Engle. “As Chairman, I intend to channel these great resources and drive more collaboration among our members, and increase the value proposition of the Association.”

“The Association has grown significantly and has become a stronger and more respected resource for companies that want to convert to reusables,” said Zachrich. “More and more supply chains are adopting sustainable practices. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the RPA and to help these companies make a successful transition.”

About the RPA
The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain. The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries. For more information, visit http://www.reusables.org or call (703) 224-8284.

Media contact:
Jerry Welcome
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-224-8284 Fax: 703-243-5612
Email: info@reusables.org
Web Site: www.reusables.org