The Board of Directors of AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has unanimously approved a transition plan which will name Michael D’Angelo President of the Association when current President Steve Young steps back in June of 2019. Al Hoodwin, CEO of Michigan City Paper Box and Chairman of AICC, made the announcement Wednesday, April 18, during the closing general session of AICC’s 2018 Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
Hoodwin noted that AICC’s Board of Directors has made succession planning an integral part of AICC’s long-term strategic planning. “When you look back over the past 44 years that AICC has helped the Independent manufacturer grow and prosper, there has been one individual who has been a constant in this organization’s leadership for 35 years of its existence, Steve Young,” says Hoodwin.
“So, when your Board had the great challenge of finding an individual to carry forward this remarkable organization we found an individual who:
- has over 35 years of experience working for one of our industry’s most well-respected supplier companies.
- Served as Chairman of ICPF.
- Who in the past two years has partnered with Steve Young in building a strong AICC operational team to deliver the tools and programs Independents need to succeed in today’s marketplace.
“This individual is Mike D’Angelo.”
Hoodwin reported that over the next 14 months AICC’s Board of Directors will by making the “necessary arrangements for a smooth transition for Steve Young’s stepping back and naming Mike D’Angelo the next President of AICC.” Hoodwin also reported that AICC will retain Steve Young in a consulting ambassador role beginning June 30, 2019.