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Executive Vice President David Dreibelbis to Retire after 34 years at RockTenn; Operating Leadership Responsibilities Announced

2008-07-15 06:56:00

NORCROSS, Ga.–(EMWNews)–RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) announced today that David Dreibelbis, Executive

Vice President and General Manager of the Companys

Paperboard Division, will retire for health reasons after 34 years at


RockTenn Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, James Rubright, said, The

retirement of David Dreibelbis is a deep loss for RockTenn and for many

of us personally. David started work after college at our Dallas mill in

1974. He became head of RockTenns mill

division in 1992, and held that position continuously since then. It is

no surprise to anyone who has known and worked with David over the years

that RockTenn has the lowest cost, best performing recycled mill system

in North America with very high customer

satisfaction. We will miss his great skills and cheerful presence and we

wish him the very best.

Operating Leadership Responsibilities Announced

Mr. Rubright also announced the following operating leadership

responsibilities effective immediately.

Mike Kiepura becomes Executive Vice President of RockTenn with

responsibility for our consumer packaging folding carton business, which

includes 26 folding carton plants and our six coated paperboard mills.

Dick Steed becomes Executive Vice President of RockTenn with

responsibilities for our RTS joint venture with Sonoco Products Company,

four uncoated paperboard mills, two converting plants and our Seven

Hills joint venture with Lafarge North America, Inc.

Jim Porter becomes Executive Vice President of RockTenn with

responsibility for containerboard and corrugated packaging, including

the Solvay Paperboard mill and our box plant system.

Steve Voorhees, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of

Rock Tenn, also becomes Chief Administrative Officer of RockTenn.

About RockTenn

RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard,

containerboard, packaging and merchandising displays, with pro forma

annual net sales of approximately $3.0 billion. The Company operates

locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

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