Memphis, TN 38197
Phone: (800) 207-4003
Sales: $23.6 billion overall; $50 million in ink sales (Ink World estimate).
Key Personnel: Mark S. Sutton, chairman and CEO; W. Michael Amick Jr., SVP, North American Papers, Pulp and Consumer Packaging; C. Cato Ealy, SVP, corporate development; William P. Hoel, SVP, Container, The Americas; Tommy S. Joseph, SVP, manufacturing, technology, EH&S, and global sourcing; Tim S. Nicholls, SVP, Industrial Packaging; Carol L. Roberts, SVP and CFO.
Major Products: Flexographic and specialty inks and graphic arts coatings.
Comments: With sales of $23.6 billion in 2014, International Paper is an international leader in industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers and pulp. Through its Optihue Graphics, Plates and Inks subsidiary, headquartered in Kenton, OH, International Paper manufactures the flexographic and specialty inks and graphic arts coatings it uses for its packaging operations.
International Paper’s packaging products run the gamut from food service, food containers, retail display and packaging, corrugated packaging and kraft paper bags, among others. The company has manufacturing facilities around the globe, including North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa.
Over the years, International Paper has made a series of major acquisitions. In 2008, International Paper acquired Weyerhaeuser Company’s Containerboard Packaging and Recycling business for $6 billion in cash.
In 2012, International Paper acquired Temple Inland, a corrugated packaging and building products company, for approximately $4.5 billion.