We are sad to report the death of Howard Neft, who passed away in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 25th, 2024. He was 80 years of age.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Neft graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, with a degree in Journalism. After graduation, he moved to Chicago where he worked selling advertising for the Chicago Tribune.
His journalism background led him to co-found NV Business Publishing, where he published trade magazines for the corrugated packaging and recycled paper industries. He was well known in the U.S. packaging industry. His career allowed him to travel extensively in North America and Europe. After a family trip to Scottsdale, AZ in 1995, he and his wife decided to make it their second home and enjoyed many trips back and forth as snowbirds. They retired to Scottsdale in 2008, after selling his stake in N.V. Publications.