This year’s recipient of the Corrugated Division Leadership and Service award is Richard White, Regional Sales Manager, New Finishing Equipment, at MarquipWardUnited.
This award is presented in recognition of White’s outstanding leadership and exceptional service to the corrugated division, which have resulted in significant and demonstrable benefits to its members.
He has been a TAPPI member since 1979 and an active participant in both Chicago TAPPI Local Section and the past Atlanta Local Section, serving as Chair of the Atlanta Local Selection in the late 1980’s.
Richard served on the Flexo Printing and Graphics Committee, the End User Advisory Committee and the Production Committee. He has been a presenter at many TAPPI conferences and also an instructor at TAPPI Training Seminars. White was a member of the Corrugated Packaging Council from 2005-2009 serving as the Division Chari from 2006-2009 and then Chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee through 2011.
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized by my peers in the industry where I’ve spent my entire 37 year career,” said White. “It’s especially gratifying because, through TAPPI, I’ve received so much more than I’ve given through the years. My TAPPI involvement has been invaluable because it has provided the opportunity to gain the technical knowledge I needed and to make very valuable business and technical contacts while also building a lifetime of friendships.”
White received his B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He began his career with Harper Corporation of American in Charlotte, NC in Inside Sales and has been Regional Sales Manager with MarquipWardUnited since 2008.