Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom folding cartons, rigid setup boxes and paperboard specialty products, announced that it has welcomed two industry veterans, John Lackner and Kevin Kenjarski, to its leadership team. Lackner joined Colbert Packaging as vice president of corporate operations last month, and earlier this week, Kenjarski stepped into a newly created vice president of sales and marketing role.

John Lackner came to Colbert Packaging from Graphic Packaging, formerly Walter G. Anderson, where he served as director of operations, overseeing two manufacturing facilities in the Midwest. Prior to that, he spent 23 years moving up the ranks at MeadWestvaco (now WestRock) and its AGI Media packaging business. 

Kevin Kenjarski brings a dual background in plastics and paperboard packaging to the Colbert leadership team. His credentials on the paperboard side include serving as vice president of sales and marketing for Clondalkin’s specialist packaging division, which produced packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and personal care markets, and is now part of Essentra. He also spent a decade at MeadWestvaco in various sales and sales management capacities. Kenjarski is a customer-centric individual committed to fostering long-standing partnerships with customers.

Lackner and Kenjarski join a well-established executive team that also includes Nancy Colbert MacDougall, chairman of the board and daughter of Charles Colbert, the company’s founder; Jim Hamilton, president and CEO; Kraig Lang, CFO; and Bill Snyder, vice president of administration.