WestRock Company announced the future retirement of Jeff Chalovich, president of Corrugated Packaging and chief commercial officer, after a 23-year career with WestRock.

“Jeff is well respected across the industry as an expert in corrugated packaging, and he has led the commercial and corrugated team incredibly well during his time with our Company,” David Sewell, president and CEO.

In addition, the company announced a new commercial and operational leadership structure aligned with WestRock’s goals of leveraging the power of the enterprise, accelerating innovation and leading in sustainability.

Patrick (Pat) Lindner is assuming the role of president, Commercial, Innovation and Sustainability. In this role, Lindner is responsible for leading the company’s strategy, marketing, innovation, sustainability, enterprise commercial operations and machinery business.

Patrick Kivits is assuming the role of president, Consumer Packaging. This business includes folding cartons and specialty packaging in the branded consumer, healthcare and food and beverage businesses.

Pete Durette is assuming the role of president, Corrugated Packaging, leading the converting sales and operations for the corrugated box business.

John O’Neal is assuming the role of president, Global Paper. This new organization combines the sales and commercial operations of the Consumer and Corrugated paperboard and containerboard businesses. Tom Stigers is now responsible for the operations of all WestRock mills in the role of president, Mill Operations.

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