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Ralph Young


Alternative Paper Solutions

Ralph serves as the Technical Advisor to the AICC and is involved in the ASKRALPH membership service touching more than 350 members and associates each year.  He spent his entire corporate career in the forest products industry investing the last 36 years in the paper and corrugated packaging segment. He has worked in woodlands, primary manufacturing, sales and sales management, marketing, business planning and communications, with four different assignments in product development. He was there when the industry moved to ECT from Mullen and now right weight packaging. His companies have included Champion International-twice, Georgia-Pacific (Great Southern Paper), International Paper and Mead Containerboard.

He is a well known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering. He is also an often requested writer for trade publications. His current consulting company has taken him into the areas of technical expertise in legal cases, economic research, product placements for foreign manufactures, mergers and acquisitions, developing process improvement programs, and connecting with non-profit organizations.  He is a member of TAPPI, ASTM, and IOPP. Ralph has contributed more than 72 article to BoxScore, authored white papers, E leaning modules, education content for The Packaging School, and the Corrugated Packaging Essentials seminar.

He earned a BS in Forest Management and an MBA. He consumes life with his wife of fifty-two years in Roswell, GA where together they invest in the lives of their four grandchildren, and he ministers as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and as Chaplain of Trail Life USA Troop 317.



Lightweight Linerboard: The continued trend for lighter materials

Day Two

Friday, 15 November, 2019

  • Exploring supply and demand for lightweight linerboard across Europe and North America
  • Machinery innovations and technology advances

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