After starting Two Sides North America almost a decade ago, and building it into the highly successful printing industry advocacy group it is today, Phil Riebel is retiring as President of the organization effective today. Kathi Rowzie, who’s been running the day-to-day operations of Two Sides since last March, now becomes its new President. Two Sides North America is an independent non-profit organization that promotes the sustainability of print and paper products. Since 2010, Two Sides’ Global Anti-Greenwash Campaign has convinced 710 companies to either substantially change or altogether remove misleading anti-paper statements from all of its communications – including many of the world’s largest corporations. Rowzie’s career spans more than 30 years in corporate and consulting roles with Fortune 500 companies, including extensive experience in the paper industry and with industry customers. A long-time advocate of Two Sides, her association goes back to the organization’s beginnings, when as a consultant, she was instrumental in helping launch the Two Sides website, educational tools and marketing materials.
“Everyone who’s worked with Phil over the years knows him as a trusted colleague and passionate advocate for the sustainability of print, paper and paper-based packaging,” said Jeff Hester, Chairman of the Two Sides North America’s Board of Directors. “Our industry has benefited enormously from his efforts to build Two Sides into an organization whose voice is recognized and respected across the paper value chain and among many of North America’s leading corporations. As Phil moves on from his Two Sides role to pursue other opportunities within the industry, I want to thank him on behalf of the board of directors for his dedicated service to our Two Sides members and our industry. Though Phil is stepping down, he’ll remain associated with Two Sides’ mission as a valuable advocate in our strategic efforts. Kathi continues to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives that will be critically important as increasing consumer, government and ENGO attention to the sustainability of print and paper products makes Two Sides’ work more important than ever. The board looks forward to working with her as we seek to take Two Sides to the next level,” Hester added.
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