Welcome New Member: Graphic Packaging
Graphic Packaging International—which became a PSI Chapter member in 2018—is a Fortune 500 corporation involved in the design and production of paper-based packaging solutions for customers in the food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer-product sectors, including many of the world’s most widely recognized companies and brands. Based in Sandy Springs, GA, and global in scope, Graphic Packaging is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and paper-based foodservice products in the United States and holds leading market positions in solid bleached sulfate paperboard, coated unbleached kraft paperboard, and coated-recycled paperboard.
Ed Tucciarone, the St. Louis-based director of secondary fiber for Graphic Packaging, is the company’s key contact within the PSI Chapter. After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from William Paterson University and a master’s degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Tucciarone began his career at Garden State Paper as an accountant and later became the company’s controller. He branched out into operations and sales after moving to Smurfit Stone Recycling, where he worked for 15 years before joining Graphic Packaging International in 2012. He is a native of New York City and is the father of two teenage sons.