SAAC Installs 2009 Board of Directors
February 17, 2009

The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) honored its board of directors during the February installation dinner held at the Ca Del Sole restaurant in Toluca Lake, California.

MWV Announces Jonas as President of Personal & Beauty Care Business
December 9, 2008

Richmond, Virginia-based MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) announced Thomas Jonas has joined the company to lead the Personal & Beauty Care business, effective December 1. In his role, Jonas will focus on driving strategic growth strategies for the MWV Personal & Beauty Care business through product development and commercialization, expansion throughout new and existing markets, and efficient management of the business’s global manufacturing capabilities. Jonas most recently served as general manager of Montreal-based Alcan Beauty Solutions and was a member of the executive board of directors for Alcan Fragrance & Cosmetic. “The global MWV Personal & Beauty Care business serves the world’s most recognized and

SAAC Announces 2009 Board of Directors
November 25, 2008

The Canoga Park, California-based Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) announced its list of new officers and board members whose terms of office will begin on January 1, 2009. The 2009 SAAC officers include: President - Rick Greene, MAS, HALO/Lee Wayne Corporation, Sterling, Ill. Vice President - Les Dorfman, CAS, AITG/Eighth Floor Promotions, Celina, Ohio Secretary/Treasurer - Kim Bakalyar – PromoShop, Los Angeles 2009 Directors: Drake Harrison MAS, Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, Calif. Julie Ditchik, Pinnacle Designs, San Fernando, Calif. Thea Schroeder, CAS, Beanstalk Logo Promotions Kaili Yang, Pacific Western Sales, Brea, Calif. Kristi DeLeo, Vantage, Avenel, N.J. Craig Reese, Jack Nadel International,

Lewis Named CFO of MWV Community Development and Land Management Group
November 25, 2008

Richmond, Virginia-based MeadWestvaco Corp. announced Mark Lewis has joined the MWV Community Development and Land Management Group as the new chief financial officer, effective November 10. In this role, Lewis will focus on enhanced strategic planning, as well as overseeing financial analysis, reporting, and operations and information systems support. “The Community Development and Land Management Group is growing a sustainable real-estate business and providing sustainable cash flow and earnings to support growth in the packaging platform,” said Ken Seeger, president, Community Development and Land Management Group. “Mark’s real-estate finance knowledge and leadership will add strength to our team of talented leaders.” Mr. Lewis joins

MWV Announces Plans to Close Grover, North Carolina, Packaging Plant
November 18, 2008

Richmond, Virginia-based MeadWestvaco Corporation announced in an effort to streamline costs and improve operational efficiencies, it will discontinue operations at its MWV Beverage Media Packaging plant in Grover, North Carolina. The facility produces packaging for the media and entertainment industry. Some production at this facility will transfer to other MWV Packaging plants, and the company’s capacity to supply these products will not be affected. Closure of the Grover facility, expected by early 2009, will maximize the company’s operations and resources, enabling MWV to more efficiently serve its media customers around the world. “The decision to close the Grover facility was a difficult but necessary

MWV Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
November 3, 2008

Richmond, Virginia-based MeadWestvaco Corporation reported third quarter 2008 income from continuing operations of $46 million, or $0.26 per share. Sales from continuing operations increased 8 percent to $1.81 billion in the third quarter of 2008 compared to $1.68 billion in the third quarter of 2007. Overall sales increased due to growth in bleached board; home, garden and beverage packaging; as well as improved pricing across all businesses. Profitability, however, was lower due to historically high input cost inflation, downtime due to the Gulf storms (which negatively impacted year-over-year productivity improvement in the quarter) and the effects of unfavorable foreign currency exchange. “We are

MWV Introduces Natralock Packaging
October 28, 2008

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 300,000 people visit the hospital annually as a result of injuries incurred while trying to open plastic packaging, ranking “unintentional cut/pierce” as the fifth most common cause of nonfatal injuries. Global packaging solutions company MeadWestvaco, based in Richmond, Va., has developed a packaging solution to help avoid the injuries often associated with opening plastic clamshell packaging. Natralock security packaging is an alternative to clamshell packaging that is designed to satisfy environmental sustainability objectives, deter theft and increase brand security. Natralock packaging starts with a recyclable, theft-resistant, laminated paperboard. This is then