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Retired Menasha Packaging Company President Inducted into Shop! Hall of Fame

NEENAH, Wis (News release) -- Mike Waite, past president and current board member of Menasha Packaging Company (MPC), was inducted into the Shop! Association Hall of Fame in November 2020. Shop! is the global trade association focused on enhancing retail environments and experiences.

Inductees are nominated by fellow members and chosen by a selection committee led by the immediate past chairman for Shop!. Award criteria includes 25 years of industry experience, significant contributions to the industry and community, and adhering to ethical business practices throughout their career.

Waite is one of three 2021Shop! Hall of Fame inductees.

"He was instrumental in shaping MPC's market position, elevating our brand, and securing some of the world's largest consumer packaged goods companies as top customers," said Mike Riegsecker, MPC's current President.

During his 37-year tenure at the industry's largest retail-focused packaging and merchandising supply chain solutions provider, Waite led MPC through a period of significant growth and success. He transitioned the company from a regional corrugated packaging business to the nation's largest independent retail-focused merchandising and packaging fulfillment and
services company.

"Mike strongly believed in the efforts of industry resources and partners, and knew that supporting and engaging these resources would not only make Menasha better, but would also make the industry better if we all worked together," Riegsecker said.

Waite's theory on leading and collaborating with the broader industry led Menasha to its longstanding support of and participation in national tradeshows, thought leadership events and panels. He was instrumental in the development of Menasha's Retail Platform, the Rii Advantage, which propelled MPC's merchandising display business and by developing collaborative relationships with channel-leading retailers.

"He believed in collaboration and transparency with our customers and developing true partnerships and relationships where everyone wins, and everyone gets better along the way," said Jeff Krepline, Menasha's Vice President of Business Development and Sales Strategy.



 


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