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Joseph R. Palmeri Inducted Into ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders

By AICC Staff

June 4, 2019

width=400On April 2, during ICPF’s annual update to the AICC general membership at the AICC Spring Meeting in Miami, Joe R. Palmeri, co-owner and chief operating officer of Jamestown Container Cos., was inducted as the 25th member of ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders. Through the assistance provided to ICPF by Jamestown Container, the corrugated packaging industry, and Joe’s family, the lifetime recognition was received as a total surprise to Joe.

The Circle of Distinguished Leaders honors exceptional visionaries whose energy and talent have moved the industry forward in remarkable ways. These leaders are recognized for demonstrating a strong commitment to the continuing success of the global corrugated packaging industry.

Joe was nominated for induction by firms and individuals that made donations in his name to support ICPF. To date, these include Akers Packaging Service, WestRock, Harris Packaging, Schwarz Partners, FBA, Greif, Buckeye Corrugated Inc., AICC, Klingher Nadler, Smurfit Kappa, Cascades, Hood Container, Liberty Diversified International, Tom Skinner, Landaal Packaging Systems, International Paper, Central Package & Display, John & Gloria Bolender, Sumter Packaging, Chuck Fienning, American Packaging, and BCM Inks.

Those who wish to join in recognizing Joe with a donation can make a check payable to ICPF, and mail it to:

International Corrugated Packaging Foundation

113 S. West St., 3rd Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

*Please write “Joe R. Palmeri” in the check’s note margin.

Donations are fully tax-deductible and support the Circle of Distinguished Leaders program and ICPF’s educational initiatives for the corrugated packaging industry. Joe will be provided a list of donors. For more information on ICPF’s Circle of Distinguished Leaders, contact, call 703-549-8580, or visit

width=150Richard Flaherty is president of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation.