Mark Staton has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia-based PaperWorks Industries, Inc., succeeding Richard LeBlanc, Interim President & CEO since January 2012.
Previously, Staton was CEO of D&W Finepack, a leading thermoformer supplying both the foodservice and consumer packaged goods markets with 14 manufacturing facilities throughout North America. Prior to D&W Finepack, Staton spent six years as CEO of Associated Packaging, a portfolio company of Castle Harlan, which culminated in the successful sale of the company to Sonoco Packaging in 2010.
Staton has held various roles with Huhtamaki, a public Finnish packaging multinational, in both the UK and US, and from1998 - 2004 was CEO of Huhtamaki Americas and a member of the Executive Committee. Staton earned a BA with honors from the University of West of England, majoring in Finance and Marketing.
Jack Knott, Managing Director at Sun Capital Partners, commented: “Mark Staton brings twenty-five years of packaging experience, international expertise, and proven merger and acquisition experience to PaperWorks. His experience spans rigid paper, thermoformed and injection molded plastics, along with paper/film based flexible packaging. We are excited to have an executive of Mark’s caliber lead PaperWorks.”