Board of Directors and Committees

Officers and Directors

Headshot of Kevin WhiteheadPresident
KEVIN WHITEHEAD, Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
Headshot of Tony SwederskyVice President
Tony Swedersky, E-Pak Machinery, Inc., Change Parts, Oden
Headshot of Stephen EstokSecretary/Treasurer
Stephen Estok, Graham Packaging Co.
Headshot of IRIS THOMASAssistant Treasurer
IRIS THOMAS, CDF Corporation
Headshot of Sam MerendaImmediate Past President
SAM MERENDA, JR., Graphics 2 Press

Headshot of Marcia McCulloughDirector
LYNNE BROPHY, Bericap North America

Headshot of Matthew MillerDirector
MATTHEW MILLER, Miller Wood Products, Inc.
Lorne SparksDirector
LORNE SPARKS, Volpak America /R.A. Jones
Headshot of SONDRA TOWDirector
SONDRA TOW, South Atlantic Services, Inc
Headshot of HENRY WOLFEDirector
Headshot of WAYNE WYNGAARDDirector
Wayne Wyngaard, OEC Graphics Inc.



Long Range Planning

  • Chair: Al Luther, Custom Printed Products
  • Liaison to the BOD: Sam Merenda, Graphics2Press
  • At-Large: Michelle Braun, Berry Global
  • At-Large: Grif Carnes, Third Coast Terminals
  • At-Large: Mark Childs, Polyethylene Containers
  • At-Large: John Gossett, Smurfit Kappa North America
  • At-Large: Kimberly Hunter, Valvoline
  • At-Large: Wayne Johnson, Mold-Rite Plastics
  • At-Large: Brian Walker, Warren Oil Company, LLC
  • Jayna Mull, ZXP Technologies
  • Mike Profetto, Gold Eagle Co.
  • Ross Quantz, Honorary Member
  • Andy Rapp, WS Packaging Group
  • Steve Ruble, Valvoline
  • Ron Sarto, Change Parts, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Wagg, Biederman Enterprises Ltd
  • John Whittenhall, Stronghaven Group

Technical Education Committee

  • Chair: Tom Golinski, Valvoline
  • Co-Chair: Chris Kugel, Phillips 66
  • BOD Liaison: Tony Swedersky, E-Pak Machinery, Inc., Change Parts, Oden
  • Tom Bishop, Berry Global
  • David Gutierrez, Gold Eagle Co.
  • Steve Leedham, Change Parts, Inc.
  • Mike Licata, Yupo Corporation America
  • Matt Smith, E-PAK Machinery, Inc.

TEC Industry Focus Groups:

  • International Committee
  • Packaging-Containers and Components
  • Plant Operations (Blending, Packaging, Automation)
  • Safety, Health and Environment
  • Supply Chain Management (Warehouse, Shipping, and Receiving)


Brenda J. Baker
ATD Management, Inc.
1519 Via Tulipan
San Clemente, CA 92673
Tel: 949-369-7102
Cell: 949-285-3841
Jeffrey L. Leiter, Esq.
Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter, Chtd.
1707 L Street, N.W.
Suite 560
Washington, D.C. 20036 
Tel: (202) 466-6502
Fax: (202) 331-7510