We want to thank the individuals below who have volunteered to be nominated and voted on by their peers to potentially serve on the CPA Board of Directors for a two-year term.
Directors are the members voice of the association and help guide and manage its operations. They will be asked to provide leadership and decision-making regarding important issues requiring CPA’s activities, operation and direction.
This year we will elect 2 board members - 1 General and 1 Associate.. Regular members (CoMans and CoPacks) vote for Regular Members Board Directors and Associate Members vote for Associate Board Directors. Your Ballots will reflect the candidates you can elect.
Please review these bios as you will be asked to vote in the board election at the conclusion of the annual event ENGAGE in February. You will be sent a ballot and voting will close 30 days from that date.
Lake Tool & Manufacturing, INC.
Bio: John Bialecki is CEO of Lako Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., and General Counsel for The Zeven Corporation, a Delaware holding company. John has been on the PMMI Business Intelligence Committee for the past 6 years and the CPA Annual Meeting Committee for the past 4 years. He was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award at the CPA Annual Meeting in 2022. John is a resident of Delaware and is married with 4 children.
Peoria Production Solutions(PPS)
Bio: Dan is President/CEO of Peoria Production Solutions(PPS), which is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization that provides Packaging services for Industrial clients, as well as Consumer Brands, Food and Beverage, and the Automotive Industry. The PPS Mission is to be the premier employer of individuals with disabilities. Currently, 62% of our workforce fall into that category.
A Native of Indiana, he graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Business Management, as well as an MBA. Dan has been in his current role since 2019 and was in a similar role at Aurora Specialty Textile Group for 5 years before joining PPS. In his four years at PPS, he has overseen a doubling of revenues and employment in that time. Dan's plans are to take their Mission on the road and expand into other areas within Central Illinois.
Vice President Sales/Owner
Bio: Graduated Michigan State University with degree in Merchandising Management, Graduated with MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. Started my career at Cloud Corporation as Customer Service Representative and Senior Account Manager. Was leader in the development of water soluble pods. After company was sold started Matt Pak with fellow Cloud employee Ted Kunach and we continue to grow in the flexible pouch (food) market and design and build our rotary style high speed drum machine.
Vice President of Sales
Bio: Paul grew up in Toronto and played competitive hockey, golf & baseball as a kid. Paul attended the University of Victoria and competed in the NAIA while playing for UVIC's Varsity Golf Team. He started in Supply Chain with Solarsoft (sold to Epicor) and has been involved in Copack since he started with Nulogy in 2013. Paul has a wife (Tenley) and two children (Grayon, 5 & Sloane, 3) and coaches youth hockey and baseball, and they love skiing as a family. Paul has completed a total of 81 marathons since 2010.