Charles Malo and Mike Lafave on Breaking Down Boxes

People, Planet, Profit: Breaking Down Boxes- New Episode Out Now

Gene Marino, President, Akers Packaging Service Group and AICC Past Board Chair, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers & Lewisburg Printing Company and AICC Past Associate Board Chair, speak with Michael Lafave, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Kruger Packaging L.P. and Charles Malo, President And Chief Operating Officer, Cascades Containerboard Packaging during a special episode of Breaking Down Boxes recorded during the recent AICC Canada/ Canadian Corrugated Case Association (CCCA) Tabletop Conference in Toronto.

Morelli said, “Mike and Charles are two really special people who were kind enough to give their time to us to discuss a variety of hot button topics.  Their perspective on people, the planet and profit is something that I truly felt inspired by and I think something our listeners will really enjoy.

Listeners can get in the minds of these two titans of the industry as they discuss inflation, living company culture, sustainability, and employee retention during this episode. 

Using specific examples, Malo walks through simple ways small things can have a big impact on everything from the environment to employee relations. Lafave shares his thoughts on how a focus on facilities impacts his workforce and defining helping team members be proud of the company they work for. 

“This was a real special opportunity for Gene and Joe to get into the heads of two very dynamic leaders in our industry.  Naturally, there are take aways for AICC members, but the reality is, there are take aways for everyone,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo.

Both guests share stories about how their families have influenced their leadership styles. They also outline the top three things that keep them up at night.  

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