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ICPF Announces Nominations to Circle of Distinguished Leaders

By Caitlin Salaverria

September 13, 2023

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC and the Fibre Box Association (FBA), nominated Dennis Colley and Pete Watson for induction into ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders.

The program honors exceptional individuals—leaders whose vision, creativity, and energy have moved the corrugated industry forward.

Colley spent 35 years at International Paper, where he held management positions in mill operations, converting operations, global containerboard, and supply chain. He just recently retired from FBA, where he led the association as president and CEO for the past 12 years. He had also managed the International Corrugated Case Association as president and CEO since 2016.

Watson retired in 2022 after 22 years with Greif Inc. He served as executive chairman, president, and CEO since 2015 and held multiple other leadership roles during his time with the company. Prior to his time with Greif, Watson served as vice president and general manager at Concept Packaging Group and general manager for Union Camp Corp. He also served on the FBA board of directors and was chairman of the association from 2015 to 2016.

If you would like to join in recognizing Colley or Watson, firms and individuals can make donations in their names to support their recognition at the 2024 FBA Annual Meeting at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, May 6–8. Firms and individuals making donations will be recognized during the induction ceremony for Colley and Watson and in a subsequent news release to the packaging trade media.

Contact ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria at if you would like to join in recognizing Colley or Watson by making a tax-deductible “nomination donation” to ICPF. The foundation will then forward an invoice with mailing and automated clearinghouse instructions for your accounting department.

Click here for more information on ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders and to see who has been honored in the past.

Caitlin Salaverria is president of ICPF.