For U.S. and Northern Mexico operation
Smurfit Kappa Group has appointed Eduardo Rubio as the new CEO for Smurfit Kappa North America (SKNA). He will begin his responsibilities leading this operation of 4,900 people on October 1st.
Rubio is a Chartered Accountant, with an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Before his current position as Vice President for the SKNA Mexican Corrugated operations, he was Director of Finance for the Packaging Group, General Manager for the Tijuana Box Plant and Regional General Manager of the Baja California area with the incorporation of the Mexicali Sheet Plant to his responsibilities. He joined the Company in 2010.
The SKNA operations include 13 corrugated operations and one folding carton plant both in the U.S. and Northern Mexico, a paper mill in Forney (Texas), and several recycling facilities. SKNA is also a leading producer of honeycomb with three plants in Northern Mexico and also four packaging solutions plants. The operation also includes the regional Experience Center in Dallas and a sales office in Chicago.
Rubio will be based in Dallas, reporting to Juan G. Castaneda, CEO Smurfit Kappa The Americas.