Chief Executive Officer, Crown Packaging Group & Golden West Packaging
Mr. Strickland was named CEO in March 2019 of both Crown Paper Group and Golden West, part of the Lindsay Goldberg portfolio company. Previously, Mr. Strickland led the Sales and Packaging of Crown Packaging Group. He also served as Senior VP of Corrugated Container for RockTenn and of Smurfit-Stone Container; Senior VP of Packaging for the Unisource Division of Georgia-Pacific; and Vice President of National Sales for Georgia-Pacific. In service to the industry, Mr. Strickland served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Forest and Paper Association and of the Fibre Box Association.
Chief Financial Officer, Crown Packaging Group & Golden West Packaging
Mr. VanSwol, who has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Golden West Packaging Group (another Lindsay Goldberg portfolio company) for the past year, has expanded his role to serve as CFO of both companies. David has spent his career in the corrugated industry and brings a wealth of financial experience to the company.
President, Port Townsend Paper Corporation and Crown Corrugated Company
Mr. Fernie began his pulp and paper career in 2006 with Smurfit –MBI, based in Ontario, as the Vice President and General Manager of the Canadian corrugated packaging business, after spending much of his career in senior leadership roles in the Aerospace industry. He worked at Western Concord in Delta BC as President before moving to Crown Corrugated Company in Vancouver. Mr. Fernie was appointed President of Crown Corrugated in 2015 and as President of Port Townsend Paper Corporation and Crown Corrugated in 2016. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from York University, and is a CPA, CMA in Canada.
Mill General Manager, Port Townsend Paper
Mr. Scott has been a Port Townsend Paper employee since January of 2005 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities including Pulp & Utilities Manager, Environmental Manager, Environmental & Engineering Manager and most recently, Maintenance Manager. Prior to coming to PTPC, Kevin worked for Simpson Paper, American Fiber Resources and Boise Cascade. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.
Mr. Straub began his career in the United States Navy, then began his pulp and paper career with Kimberly Clark. He joined Port Townsend Paper in 2011, worked in the Paper Machines department and moved into the position of Operations Manager. John is a graduate of University of Washington majoring in Forest Resources and Paper Science Engineering. He received his MBA from Delaware State University and received his Advanced Master’s Certificate in Lean Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
General Sales Manager
Mr. Wright joined Port Townsend Paper Corporation in 1984 and served in varying positions as Technician, Product Analyst, Technical Director and New Product Development Manager. Prior to his current role, he served as Export Sales Manager until 2004. He earned a BS from the University of Washington.