George W. Wurtz III

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Bemis creates exceptional packaging for food, consumer product, healthcare, and industrial applications.

Our strategic objectives are to accelerate growth, focus innovation, and continuously improve, all aimed at delivering strong financial performance. In 2017, we launched “Agility” – our actions to fix, strengthen, and grow our business.

Our Vision is: passionate commitment to the growth and success of our customers will make Bemis the clear choice for inspired packaging solutions.



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George W. Wurtz III

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Appvion, Inc.

George W. Wurtz III is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Appvion, Inc. He continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of George Wurtz & Associates LLC, a boutique consulting firm, a position he has held since October 2015 and where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2011 to March 2012. Prior to rejoining George Wurtz & Associates, Mr. Wurtz co-founded Soundview Paper Company, a manufacturer of towel and tissue products, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 to October 2014, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 2014 to April 2015. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Wurtz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WinCup, Inc., a manufacturer of disposable, polystyrene cups, bowls and other products. From 1987 to 2006, Mr. Wurtz held various leadership positions at James River Corporation, an American pulp and paper company, which merged with Fort Howard Paper Company and formed the Fort James Corporation, which Georgia-Pacific LLC acquired in 2000. Mr. Wurtz served as Executive Vice President for Georgia-Pacific LLC until his retirement in 2006.

Mr. Wurtz has extensive experience in the paper industry, which has many parallels to the broader packaging industry. His extensive executive leadership experience, as well his corporate governance experience, make him a valuable addition to the Board.

Director since 2018

Bemis Board Committee:
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