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President, Multi Packaging Solutions
Marc Shore is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Multi Packaging Solutions (“MPS”), a leading manufacturer of print-based specialty packaging for the healthcare, consumer and media end markets. Since its inception in 2005, MPS has experienced significant growth and now operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia and Europe, with approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Keys to the company’s success are Mr. Shore’s guiding principles: to provide products and services that surpass customer expectations, to differentiate the company in the marketplace, and to foster opportunities for employees.
Mr. Shore’s print and packaging career began at Shorewood Packaging Corporation (“Shorewood”), where he worked for over 28 years. He was named President of Shorewood in 1991 and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. During his tenure, Shorewood’s sales grew from $60 million in the United States to $700 million worldwide. Shorewood was sold to International Paper in 2000, where Mr. Shore continued to work as President of Shorewood and an officer of International Paper until 2004.
Executive Vice President, Multi Packaging Solutions
Dennis Kaltman was given responsibility for the global Branded Consumer market in February 2014, following the merger with Chesapeake. In this role, Dennis focuses on providing the best total value to MPS customers and maintaining a competitive edge through technical innovation and personnel development. He joined MPS in August 2005 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President in August 2007.
Dennis brings more than 20 years of experience in the print and packaging industry. He started his career with Queens Group, where he was Senior Vice President from 1990 to 1998. When Queens Group was acquired by Shorewood Packaging in 1998, Dennis was named Senior Vice President. In that role, he became intimately involved in the acquisition and integration of numerous specialty packaging businesses.
Following the acquisition of Shorewood by International Paper in 2000, Dennis served as Senior Vice President of the Home Entertainment Packaging Division until he joined MPS.
Executive Vice President, Asia and European Mergers & Acquisitions
Rick Smith was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President in February 2014, following the merger of Multi Packaging Solutions and Chesapeake. In this role, Rick is responsible for providing financial and commercial support for the company’s growth in the global healthcare market.
In addition, Rick oversees the Innovation and Asset Management teams in Europe, as well as the European company pension plans. Rick previously served as CFO for Chesapeake when the merger was completed, and has been with the company for 18 years.
In addition to a strong background in Finance, Rick has extensive industry experience in the commercial and operations areas, having managed the European label business for six years. A management accountant by training, Rick has worked for over 20 years in the print and packaging sector following a career in the mining and textile sectors.
Executive Vice President, European Healthcare
Mark Wenham was appointed to the position of Executive Vice-President at Multi Packaging Solutions in November 2014. Mark has responsibility for all European operations dedicated to the Healthcare market. Previously Mark served as managing director for Chesapeake’s UK, Ireland and Asia healthcare operations and has been with the company for 18 years. He has thorough understanding of the business through a variety of roles including responsibility for its Benelux sites and a management period in the U.S. A lithographic printer by training, Mark has worked for over 33 years in the print and packaging sector.
During his tenure, Mark has directed the business through a period of strong growth and he has overseen an unprecedented investment program resulting in new equipment at every location.
Executive Vice President, European Consumer
Tim Whitfield was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President Branded Packaging in February 2014.
Based out of the UK, Tim has responsibility for all of MPS’ operations focused on the branded sector in Europe. This part of the business has 12 facilities producing packaging for many of the world’s best known brands. Tim has been with the company for 19 years and has held a variety of roles across its paperboard and plastic packaging operations. An accountant by training, Tim has worked for over 25 years in the manufacturing sector following an early career in the automotive industry.
Tim’s previous experience includes management of Healthcare operations in UK, France and Benelux and he has had responsibility over the years for operations producing cartons, labels, leaflets and rigid boxes. Tim had a key role in the sale of Chesapeake to Carlyle Group in 2013.