April 08, 2021

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Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

The RPA's Conference & Showcase: Power of Packaging 2021 is going DIGITAL. The event will now take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, on ZOOM. RPA has reformatted the conference to a virtual program, added supplier breakout rooms, and created plenty of opportunities for members to network with fellow distributors and manufacturers. Same great program from the comfort of your home or office!


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Industry News

Chris Stoler Joins Vanguard Packaging as Chief Executive Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 1, 2021) — Vanguard Packaging, founded in 1975, a leading designer and manufacturer of value-added point-of-purchase displays, today announces the appointment of Chris Stoler as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Stoler will be responsible for creating the infrastructure to grow Vanguard organically through its sales driven culture, eCommerce, and acquisition. Current CEO, Mark Mathes has announced that he will be stepping away from the day-to-day management of the business to take on the new role of Executive Chairman. Mark’s focuses going forward will be to lead M&A and to work to make the company a stronger national level display and packaging company. Read More

Showcase Your Company and Products Year-Round

RPA is pleased to offer advertising opportunities for our members. Multiple options are available for any budget and frequency.

  • RPA News: Our bi-monthly e-newsletter, The Power of Packaging, which is distributed to all RPA member companies and contacts, totaling more than 400 retail packaging professionals.
  • Scrolling Logos: Become an RPA Partner and your logo will be visible on every page of RPA’s website.
  • Product Showcase: Showcase your company and products on RPA’s home page in an advertisement linked to your website.
  • Social Media: Advertise in a paid social media campaign reaching RPA members and beyond. Provide us with your ad copy to help achieve your business goals.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to increase your company’s exposure in the retail industry and beyond. Review RPA’s new advertising flyer for more details and secure your advertising space today!

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Cathy Vick, Sales Development Manager, at cvick@retailpackaging.org or 410-940-6459.

Member News

Mr. Jerry W. Ritter of Doral Packaging/S. Walter Packaging Passes Away

Jerome "Jerry" W. Ritter, 86, of Bellefontaine, OH passed away peacefully at home on January 25, 2021.

Jerry was married for 61 years to Joanne Ritter, who survives him. He is also survived by his brother Jack (Carol) Ritter of Lancaster, OH, their three children, five wonderful grandchildren, and beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Logan County Education Foundation and the Ritter Family Grant. 

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, is honored to serve the Ritter family and encourages you to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com.

The RPA sends its condolences to Jerry's family and all who knew him.

You can read Jerry's obituary here.

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