KapStone Founders

Roger Stone

Executive Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board and a Director of the Company since its inception, Mr. Stone also served as Chief Executive Officer from the Company’s inception until January 2017 when he assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr…

Chairman of the Board and a Director of the Company since its inception, Mr. Stone also served as Chief Executive Officer from the Company’s inception until January 2017 when he assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Stone was a manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC, a private investment company, from July 2004 through December 2007. He was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Box USA Holdings, Inc., a corrugated box manufacturer, from July 2000 until its sale in July 2004. Mr. Stone was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Stone Container Corporation, a multinational paper company primarily producing and selling pulp, paper and packaging products, from March 1987 to November 1998, when Stone Container Corporation merged with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, at which time he became president and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and served in such capacity until March 1999. Mr. Stone is also chairman of Stone Tan China Holding Corporation, Stone Tan China Acquisition (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd., and Stone Tan China Finance and Investments Co. Ltd. He is a former director of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation; Morton International, Inc.; Morton Thiokol, Inc.; Autoliv, Inc.; and McDonald’s Corporation. Mr. Stone received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stone is the father-in-law of Matthew Kaplan. Mr. Stone’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience in the paper industry, sales, manufacturing, capital markets, finance, leadership of complex organizations, and international operations; his familiarity with board practices of major corporations; and his service as an executive officer.

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Matt Kaplan

Director, President, Chief Executive Officer

President and a Director since the Company’s inception, Mr. Kaplan also served as Chief Operating Officer from the Company’s inception until January 2017 when he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Kaplan was a manager…

President and a Director since the Company’s inception, Mr. Kaplan also served as Chief Operating Officer from the Company’s inception until January 2017 when he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Kaplan was a manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC, a private investment company, from July 2004 through December 2007. He was president, chief operating officer and a director of Box USA Holdings, Inc., a corrugated box manufacturer, from July 2000 until the sale of the company in July 2004. Mr. Kaplan began his career at Stone Container Corporation in 1979 and served as its senior vice president and general manager of North American Operations when Stone Container Corporation merged with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in November 1998. He was vice president/general manager of the Container Division with Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and a director of the company until March 1999. Mr. Kaplan served on the board of directors of Victory Packaging from January 2007 until late 2011. In addition, Mr. Kaplan formerly served on the board of directors of Magnetar Spectrum Fund and Pacific Millennium Paper Group Limited. He is a director of the American Forest and Paper Association. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kaplan is the son-in-law of Roger W. Stone. Mr. Kaplan’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his experience in the paper industry, sales, manufacturing, capital markets, and leadership of complex organizations; his familiarity with board practices of major corporations; and his service as an executive officer.

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Andrea K. Tarbox

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Andrea Tarbox is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. Previously, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2007. Ms. Tarbox played a key financial role in the acquisition by the Com…

Andrea Tarbox is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. Previously, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2007. Ms. Tarbox played a key financial role in the acquisition by the Company of the kraft papers business from International Paper Company in January 2007. Prior to joining the Company, she served an outside financial consultant to the Company. From March 2003 to March 2006, Ms. Tarbox served as chief financial and administrative officer for Uniscribe Professional Services, Inc. From July 1994 until February 2003, Ms. Tarbox was employed by Gartner Inc., last serving as group vice president of finance and treasurer. Prior to that, Ms. Tarbox assumed financial positions of increasing responsibility in several global companies including BP, p.l.c. and Fortune Brands, Inc. Ms. Tarbox began her career with Ernst & Young LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Tarbox earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. In 2012, Ms. Tarbox received the Chicago CFO of the Year® Award from the Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter.

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Randy J. Nebel

Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging

Randy Nebel is Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Nebel served as Vice President and General Manager of the Company and President of the Company’s Mill Division since August 2013. Prior to that, …

Randy Nebel is Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Nebel served as Vice President and General Manager of the Company and President of the Company’s Mill Division since August 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Nebel served as president of Longview Fibre from 2008 to July 2013 and vice president of mill operations and chief operating officer from 2008 to 2009. During his time at Longview Fibre, Mr. Nebel led the transformation of that company, achieving world class safety performance, excellent environmental performance and top tier financial performance. From 1997 to 2007 he served in various roles at Weyerhaeuser Company, including vice president and mill manager. Before that, Mr. Nebel worked at positions of increased responsibility at Crown Zellerbach Corporation, James River Company, and Georgia-Pacific LLC. Mr. Nebel has over 35 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry. He is a member of the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Nebel earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.

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