Paul J. Schutes, Executive Director of the Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100) and the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA)
Paul Schutes is the Executive Director of the Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100) and the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA), the 2 leading industry associations dedicated to expanding the use and improving the manufacture of recycled fiber products.
Paul holds degrees from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering and from the University of Bridgeport (CT) in Graphic Design. Paul is a paperboard and packaging expert with 40 years of experience in the industry. During his career in paperboard packaging Paul has held senior positions in packaging design, engineering, sales, and production.
As Executive Director of the RPA/RPTA Paul oversees all administrative, program activities, and member development of the organizations. In his role he works with North America’s largest brand owners, and retailers, as well as government and non-government organizations on a wide range of sustainability initiatives.