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IP Veteran Steve Bowden Joins Quality Associates as President and COO

Friday, April 12, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Quality Associates, a provider of contract packaging solutions, announces that Steve Bowden has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer effective April 2nd. He will report to the Board of Directors and will manage all aspects of ongoing business operations. 

Bowden comes to QA after more than 26 years with International Paper. He served IP in various manufacturing and commercial roles including Mill Manager at the company’s Augusta, GA, mill and Business Manager for the Coated Paperboard Division.

Bowden joined xpedx, IP’s distribution business, as Vice President and General Manager of the Stores division in 2006. He was named Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy and an Officer of International Paper in 2010.

"I believe my experiences and background are very much aligned with the strategic direction and growth objectives of QA," Bowden said.  “This is a great opportunity for me to engage with a capable team and a solid organization to achieve great success. I look forward to working with everyone.”

“We are excited to have Steve join our leadership team,” commented Delores Epps, owner and CEO of Quality Associates. “Bringing him on board is in alignment with our growth plans, and he will help us take an important step forward in the strategic positioning of Quality Associates.” 

Steve, his wife Susan, and their three daughters will continue to reside in Mason, OH.

Founded in 1987, Quality Associates is a leader in the contract packaging industry. It is a full service POP company with extensive experience in retail display management and assembly as well as secondary packaging. QA’s headquarters is in Cincinnati, OH.


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