Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers' Association (PSSMA) Elects New Chairman 

Mark Ushpol, President, Mondi Industrial Bags North America to Lead Association’s Membership

COOPERSBURG, PA (January 23, 2017) – The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association (PSSMA) has elected Mark Ushpol, president of Mondi Industrial Bags North America, as its new chairman for 2017-2018.

Mark Ushpol has served as Mondi Industrial Bags North America’s president since August 2015. Previously, Mark worked for Domtar Corporation, as president of Domtar Personal Care North America and as president of Ariva, Domtar’s paper and packaging distribution business, where he was a member of Domtar’s Management Committee.

Before joining Domtar, Mark worked for Mondi for 13 years as the marketing and sales director of Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper based in Vienna Austria, and prior to that was divisional marketing manager of Mondi Group in South Africa. He also served as a Director of the National Paper Traders Association (NPTA) Board from 2012-2013 and represented Mondi on the Confederation of European Fine Paper Industries (CEPIFINE) from 2006-2009.

“We’re delighted that Mark has agreed to serve as the chairman of PSSMA,” said Greg Storat, PSSMA’s newly appointed president. “His active involvement in paper and paper packaging businesses over the years has prepared him well to lead our industry’s united efforts for the benefit of all U.S. paper shipping sack manufacturers and their stakeholders.”

Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Economics and Law. He is married to Kelly and they have twins Adam and Cait, who are high school seniors. The family lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Don Belmont, CEO, Werthan Company, was the previous PSSMA chairman.  “The members of PSSMA join me in thanking Don for his dedicated efforts on the industry’s behalf during his tenure as Chairman”, said Dick Storat, PSSMA’s outgoing president.  During his time in office, PSSMA’s membership grew and new member services were initiated.

For more information, contact PSSMA at info@pssma.org.