Donald R. Droppo, Jr. named President & CEO of Curtis Packaging
Monday, January 11, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Sandy Hook, CT - Curtis Packaging Corporation, one of the nation's leading producers of luxury packaging, has appointed Donald R. Droppo, Jr. as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Droppo has previously served as a Senior Vice President, responsible for Marketing, Sales, Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. In his new role at Curtis, Droppo will be responsible for all aspects of the company.
Prior to joining Curtis Packaging in 2003, Droppo held various finance and marketing management positions at General Reinsurance, a Berkshire Hathaway company in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds degrees in both Marketing and Finance.
Donald R. Droppo, Sr. will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, after serving as Curtis Packaging's President and CEO for 20 years. "Don Jr.'s strong executive leadership and personal qualities have been responsible for the vast growth and success of Curtis," he said, "Don led Curtis in becoming one of North America's most environmentally sensitive companies, earning many awards and accolades."
"He also championed the development and branding of proprietary Curtis printing innovations including CurtCHROME, CurtCRYSTAL, CurtCOAT, InvisibleDOT, Piano Black & SBR."
Don Droppo, Sr. explained: "Curtis has a long history as a family business, which included five generations of the Curtis family and now the second generation of the Droppo family." I am very proud of Don Jr.'s skills and accomplishments, as well as the loyal, dedicated men and women of Curtis," he said.
The newly appointed Curtis Packaging President has also acquired a strong reputation as a practical ecologist. Largely due to his personal commitment to the environment, Curtis Packaging became the first printing and packaging company to be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) & Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) certified, to run the entire enterprise on 100% renewable energy and to be 100% carbon neutral in its production operations.
"Curtis is a terrific company with a rich history of innovation, superior quality and outstanding talent. I am very honored to have the opportunity to lead and build upon its success," Droppo, Jr. said. "I am proud of our strong "Luxuriously Responsible" brand positioning in the luxury packaging segment. Often times we describe the inspiration of Curtis as the fusion of Aston Martin and Patagonia."
Mr. Droppo, Jr. and his wife Amy C. Droppo, reside in Connecticut with their 3 children.