GENE MARINO: Chairman AICC – The Independent Packaging Association

Gene Marino is the Chairman of the AICC – The Independent Packaging Association. Gene Marino was also the Executive Vice President, of Akers Packaging Services Group, and Executive Vice President of Rusken Packaging, Inc., an independent privately held packaging company headquartered in Cullman, AL with satellite locations across the southern United States.

AICC is proud of its long and strong history and the contribution that its independent members have made to the paper-based packaging industries. The future is filled with excitement as AICC programming has evolved to emphasize education, emerging leaders and technology.

Investing in people is the strongest way that a manufacturer can attract and keep employees. AICC has made that investment easier than ever to make. More than 60 online courses are available to every employee at every AICC member company included with membership. These courses range from the basics of various packaging media, to safety, to advanced content in customer service and everything else that successful box plant operations need.

Young people are the future of any industry. AICC’s Emerging Leaders program enables member companies to identify rising stars in the organization and have them participate in events with other young people. These events teach emerging leaders about the industry and also create an environment where they can “build their network.”  This network will serve them well as they grow in their company, in the AICC and in the packaging business.