Steve York, Keynote Speaker

September 19 - 21, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

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Kick-off Your Corrugated Week Experience Hearing From This Noted Industry Leader

Steve York
What I Learned in My 46-Year Summer Job in Corrugated Packaging that Might Help You

Tuesday, September 20 10:30am


Steve York has been a noted leader in the corrugated industry for over 46 years, and now serves as a sought-after contributing consultant. During his opening Keynote, Steve will share his unique career journey beginning in 1974 with a four-year stint as a summer/hourly employee at US Corrugated in Lincoln, IL, to his retirement in 2020 as the Senior Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing Services at WestRock.



Along the way, Steve recounts the myriad of lessons learned, the ups-and-downs, missed opportunities and successful techniques honed while striving to be the best leader he could be in the challenging world of corrugated packaging. He will also share insights into how he developed a successful process of targeting and differentiating between true and false bottlenecks and their relationship to employees, customers, safety, quality and productivity. Steve will conclude his remarks with the industry challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon, as well as some personal career wisdom on being the best leader you can be.

Steve began his fulltime professional career in 1979 at Container Corporation of America, and throughout his many years of service also worked at Gaylord Container, Temple Inland, International Paper, Weyerhauser, Jefferson Smurfit, and WestRock. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Murray State University and currently resides in Spokane, WA.