Jon Kalin, sales and marketing manager for Rehrig Pacific, is the new chairman of the board. Drew Merrill, vice president of business development and strategic planning at Container and Pooling Solutions Inc., serves as vice chairman, and John Frey, president of Tosca Limited, is secretary/treasurer.
Bob Klimko, immediate past chairman of RPA and director of marketing at Orbis Corp., and Jerry Welcome, RPA president and CEO, are ex-officio members of the executive committee and the board.
Newly elected RPA board members include:
Robert Zachrich, vice president of sales and marketing, the Fabri-Form Co.;
Pete Budney, vice president of marketing, Orbis Corp.;
Phil Davis, senior perishables supply chain manager, the Kroger Co.;
Chris MacGrory, marketing manager, Reusable Packaging IPL Inc.;
Lewis Taffer, chief marketing officer, iGPS;
Tim Smith, vice president of business development, CHEP USA;
Jim Vangelos, CEO, Polymer Logistics (US);
Mike Hachtman, senior vice president of business development, IFCO Systems, N.A.;
Eric Frank, general manager, RPC LLC, Georgia Pacific;
Robert Engle, president, North America, Schoeller Arca Systems Inc.