Effective immediately, Kevin Kwilinski has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia-based PaperWorks Industries, Inc. PaperWorks is an operating company of Sun Capital Partners, Boca Raton, FL.
Previously, Kwilinski spent more than four years as President & CEO of Portola Packaging in Batavia, IL. Portola, acquired by Silgan Holdings in October, is a manufacturer of stock and custom tamper-evident plastic closures and containers for dairy, juice and other food segments. Prior to this, Kwilinski was with Graphic Packaging International where he served in numerous leadership roles, including most recently as Senior VP – Supply Chain. He also served as Director, Sales & Manufacturing for GPI’s Beverage Division, headquartered in Golden, CO. He has an extensive background in operations and engineering positions with GPI, James River, and International Paper.
Kwilinski received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Greenville College and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a certified Six Sigma Champion.