Dr Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, has been appointed First Vice Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). The Klingele Group is one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and packaging made of corrugated board. The ICCA is the global association for the corrugated board industry. Its goal is primarily to promote public awareness of the industry, represent its concerns and support the activities of its members. These include international global players in the industry, but also national and supranational associations, such as the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO), whose Chairman is Dr Jan Klingele.
As the newly elected Vice Chairman, Dr Klingele wants to particularly encourage an exchange on best practices between members and external experts, identify common issues and derive an action plan from this. He also wants to support the members of the association in positioning the corrugated board industry as a solution provider for environmental and climate protection.
Dr Klingele is convinced that there couldn’t be any better time for this than at present: “Some of the dramatic pictures of the plastic waste in the world’s oceans have brought about a change in awareness in politics, business and society.” When looking for solutions, the corrugated board industry is predestined to take on an important role: “Corrugated board is 100 percent recyclable, complies with the highest hygiene and environmental standards and, as a packaging material, is simply the best recyclable product”, Dr Klingele explains.