WS Packaging Group Names New CEO
WS Packaging Group, Inc. has announced today that Fred C. Tinsey has been appointed CEO effective March 31, 2014. Tinsey, a former WS Packaging Director, joins the company from OE Quality Friction Corporation where he currently serves as Chairman, previously serving as CEO. From 1999 to 2005 was President of Murray’s Discount Auto Stores. Earlier in his career he was a partner with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse and also served as VP at K-Mart Corporation. He is currently a Director of The Mattress Firm (NASDAQ : MFRM).
“We are very pleased to have an individual with Fred’s strong qualifications leading WS Packaging”, said WS Packaging Group Chairman, Art Byrne. “The company has a sustained history of growth due to its industry-leading innovations, strong customer focus, strategic capital investments, and lean-centered principles to work to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to our customers.”
Fred Tinsey replaces Rex Lane who has left the company to pursue a personal business opportunity.
WS Packaging Group, Inc., with more than 45 years of experience, is one of the largest printing and label converting operations in North America. It operates 21 manufacturing facilities and produces high-quality packaging products. Its customers range in size from small businesses to large, highvolume manufacturers and consumer product goods companies doing businesses locally, nationally, and in marketplaces worldwide. WS Packaging Group is majority owned by J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (JWC), a private equity firm based in Boston, Mass., investing in middle-market growth companies. Since 1995, JWC has invested in over 40 companies, with a transaction value of more than $12 billion.