The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) announced Patrick Willink as its new President at the CPI Council Meeting held on 22 May.
The Group Chief Technology Officer and Director at James Cropper plc will serve as president for the next two years.
"I'm honoured to take on the role of president of the CPI,” said Patrick Willink. “The CPI has a vital role to play for the UK paper and associated industries within the challenging manufacturing environment we currently face. I'm looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead."
CPI is the leading organisation recognised by UK Government, and the community at large, as the authoritative and effective voice of the UK paper-related industry, defending its interests and promoting its achievements and potential. The CPI represents 70 member companies involved in the supply chain for paper, comprising recovered paper merchants, paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers and makers of soft tissue papers.
Phil Wild CEO of James Cropper plc commented “I would like to congratulate Patrick on his appointment with the CPI. As James Cropper's Chief Technology Officer I know that the commitment and guidance that he will bring to the role will ensure that the CPI will continue to be a strong voice for the industry.”