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Flexible Packaging Association president and CEO to step down

Maria Donahue, the long-time president and CEO of the FPA, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2016.


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April 5, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

Maria Donahue, the long-time president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced plans to retire at the end of 2016.

A search for Donahue’s replacement has been initiated.

“Marla has done a phenomenal job connecting people and companies to advance the industry and promote the benefits of flexible packaging,” said Ken Swanson, president and CEO of Liqui-Box Corporation and former FPA chairman of the board. “Her knowledge of and passion for the flexible packaging industry is evident in the success of the association.”

Donahue began her tenure as FPA president in 2000. Prior to that, she served as the president of the Paperboard Packaging Council, vice president of the Foodservice and Packaging Institute and director of government relations for the Can Manufacturer’s Institute. She also served in the George H.W. Bush White House.

Headquartered in Annapolis, MD., the FPA represents producers of flexible packaging for retail and institutional food and non-food, and medical and pharmaceutical markets, and industrial applications.