Faith Not Fear: New Breaking Down Boxes Episode Released

Hosts Gene Marino, President, Akers Packaging Service Group, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers and Lewisburg Printing Co., speak with Steve Young, AICC Ambassador at Large, in Faith Not Fear, the latest episode of Breaking Down Boxes

Young has had a birds-eye view of the industry for decades thanks to his storied career at AICC. “Some people get into the corrugated business by design, by family or by accident. I got in by the grace of God,” said Young. In this episode, he shares a fascinating history of AICC and the circumstances within the industry that led to its creation. 

“Knowing Steve all these years I knew he would not disappoint! It was great to dig into his history, especially as AICC will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year,” said Marino.

Succession plans rarely go off without some bumps in the road. Young discusses the succession process, which elevated him to the head of AICC, and eventually led to his brief departure from AICC in the mid-90s. 

“Breaking Down Boxes has shared so many great AICC member stories,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo, “now you can hear the AICC story, capably told by the man who provided indelible leadership for more than 30 years, Steve Young.”

Looking to the future, he also shares his thoughts on where he thinks the industry is headed.

Hear the whole story in Faith Not Fear, available now on all major podcast players or at

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About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which serves independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box manufacturers and suppliers with education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company and employees at all locations have access to member benefits. AICC offers free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC delivers success.