ASPI 2018 Fall Meeting


ASPI 2018 Fall Customer Alignment Meeting

October 1-3, 2018 • Omni Hotel at the Battery • Atlanta, GA

Customer Host

Graphic Packaging International Logo

Limited space remaining. We will likely cut off registration before the event begins.

The eleventh annual ASPI Fall Customer Alignment meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1-3, 2018.  Graphic Packaging International is the customer host.

Every fall, the ASPI Customer Alignment meeting is hosted by a leading pulp, paper, or packaging company giving attendees the rare chance to network with their customers’ senior executives. The meeting traditionally includes breakout sessions and panel presentations.


 2018 Fall Preliminary Schedule

(Subject to change)

Monday, October 1

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

ASPI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Meeting Reception and Welcome Dinner
(Open to all meeting attendees)

Tuesday, October 2

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast (Open to all meeting attendees)

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM

Welcome and Introductions
ASPI President, Carl Luhrmann, Senior Vice President, Andritz Inc. and Mike Farrell, EVP, Mill Division, Graphic Packaging

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM

Overview of Graphic Packaging
Mike Doss, President and CEO, Graphic Packaging

9:05 AM - 9:45 AM

Technical Resources Group/ Innovation
Jeffrey Sloat, Director Research and Development, Graphic Packaging

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The Suppliers Role in Safety
Walter Bowles, VP Health, Safety and Environmental, Graphic Packaging

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Graphic Packaging Sustainability & Advocacy
Lena Zodda, Marketing Manager, Graphic Packaging

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Partnering with Graphic Packaging in Strategic Sourcing
TBD, Graphic Packaging

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Capital Management At Work
Robert Miller, SVP Engineering and Technology, Graphic Packaging

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Americas -- Overview & the Role Suppliers Play
Spencer Maurer, SVP Foodservice, Graphic Packaging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graphic Packaging Mill Managers Roundtable
Mill Managers: Jeff Hargrave, Joe Fierst, Scott LeBeau, Graphic Packaging
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Wednesday, October 3

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast (Open to all meeting attendees)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

External Speaker Presentation
Chip Dillon, Vertical Research Partners

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Procurement Manager Panel Discussion
Moderator: TBD, Graphic Packaging

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions:
#1 Capital Investment - Best Practices in Capital Planning and Execution, Rusty Miller, Graphic Packaging

#2 Chemicals/ Materials - Stakeholder Engagement and TCO Improvement, Anne Marie Lochner, Graphic Packaging

#3 MRO/ Services - Waste Elimination, TCO Improvement, Outage Planning and Execution, Mike Smith & Mark Daniel, Graphic Packaging

10:45 AM

Meeting adjourns for Graphic Packaging attendees

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ASPI Business Meeting  (Open to all meeting attendees)

12:00 PM

Meeting Adjourned

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ASPI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)