George Staphos is a managing director and co-sector head in Equity Research at BofA Merrill Lynch, based in New York. From 2009 to the present, he has also been a member of the department's US1 committee. Regular research publications produced by his team include the Packaging & Paper Wrap-Up and BofA Merrill Lynch Corrugated Surveys. Staphos has been voted a member of the well-regarded Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for 27 consecutive years by portfolio managers and buy-side analysts who invest in packaging and paper stocks, including 20 No. 1 rankings in the past 21 years. As a result, he was also inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame in 2011, and has also been voted No.1 in Greenwich in the past as well. Staphos has been with the firm since 2003 and past experience includes analyst and management positions at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney and PaineWebber. He has a BS in management & marketing from New York University and an MBA in finance from the Columbia Business School.