CANADA – Clearlake Capital-Backed Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has named Peter Durette as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors.
Peter replaces Gregory Yull who retires from full-time duties after over 30 years with IPG, including 12 years as CEO and President
He will work with Mr. Durette and the Company as a board advisor to enable a seamless transition and to continue to support the Company.
Mr. Durette has more than 25 years of experience leading and transforming global organizations in the packaging sector with a demonstrated track record of profitable growth, operational excellence, and strategy development and execution.
Prior to joining IPG, he served as President of the Corrugated Packaging business at WestRock Corporation, the company’s largest division with more than US$8 billion in sales.
Prior to this role, Mr. Durette led a number of other businesses at WestRock and served as Chief Strategy Officer for the company.
While at WestRock, Mr. Durette was responsible for the post-merger integration of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn, which resulted in the formation of WestRock, and played a key role in scaling WestRock into one of the largest corrugated packaging companies globally.
Mr. Durette’s industry knowledge and operating experience are complementary to IPG’s mission to drive strategic growth.
“I am deeply honored by the opportunity to succeed Greg and build upon the foundation that he and his team have established over the years at IPG,” said Mr. Durette.
“IPG’s broad range of packaging and protective solutions, its track record of exceptional service and quality, and its core focus on sustainability provide a unique value proposition to its customers.
“It is clear to me that IPG is well-positioned to capitalize on both the continued growth of e-commerce and the d adoption of sustainable packaging alternatives.
“I am excited to join the Company and partner with IPG’s leadership team and employees, valued customers, and the Clearlake team to drive future success in the business.”
On his part, Gregory Yull, the retiring CEO said: “Leading IPG has been a great privilege, and I am confident that Pete’s experience aligns with IPG’s values focused on integrity, sustainability, customer satisfaction, and profitable growth.
“I am impressed by Pete’s track record and credentials and believe he is the right successor to lead the Company in this next chapter.
I know IPG is positioned to accelerate its growth and improve upon its foundation of operational performance under Pete and Clearlake. I look forward to collaborating with him to ensure a smooth transition for all of our stakeholders and continuing to contribute to IPG’s success as a board advisor.”
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) acquired IPG in June 2022 in a take-private acquisition.
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