It’s Science: 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 Charlie Hodges, President and Chief Operating Officer for Hood Container Corporation, in It’s Science, the latest episode of Breaking Down Boxes

Hodges has nearly 50 years in the industry and has held roles at many major companies, but he found his home at Hood Container. Inspired by a high school teacher’s passion for chemistry, Hodges went to Georgia Tech to become a chemical engineer. After graduation, he followed in his father’s footsteps and began working at Union Camp Corp., where he was given his first real taste of the pulp and paper industry. 

In this episode, he shares his concerns about workforce development, how leadership expectations have changed, and what it means to truly build a company culture and hold everyone accountable to it. 

“Charlie has always had a well-deserved reputation as one of the smart guys in our industry.” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo, “This edition of Breaking Down Boxes gives real insight as to why Charlie has earned that reputation. What an incredible and applicable lesson in leadership, history and humility.”

In addition to his forward-looking ideas, Hodges shares a fascinating history of the industry. 

Hear the whole story in It’s Science, available now on all major podcast players or at

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