Kevin Kwilinski Joins Portola Packaging as President and Chief Executive Officer


May 13, 2009

Kevin Kwilinski has been hired as Portola Packaging, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kwilinski arrives at Portola after a 10-year career with Graphic Packaging International, a global paperboard packaging company. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President-Supply Chain. He has also served as Director, Shared Services and Director of Sales and Manufacturing in Graphic Packaging’s Global Beverage Unit. Kevin has held the position of Plant Manager in several of Graphic’s converting operations across multiple operating divisions.

Mr. 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 also a certified Six Sigma champion.