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American Packaging Corporation's President and CEO Peter Schottland Elected to Camp's Board of Directors
New Haven, CT - October 25, 2011 - American Packaging Corporation President and CEO Peter Schottland was recently elected to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Board of Directors, formalizing a commitment to the Connecticut-based Camp's mission that began at its founding nearly 25 years ago.
"Camp is so very fortunate never to have known a time when the spirited generosity of American Packaging Corporation and the Schottland family has not been wholeheartedly supporting our campers," said Ray Lamontagne, chair of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Board of Directors. "Peter personifies this unwavering loyalty and Camp is truly fortunate to have such an accomplished businessman on its Board during this exciting time in its history."
A graduate of Ithaca College, Schottland began his career at Kidder Peabody and joined American Packaging in 1986 as operations manager of the Rochester facility. In 1999-2000 he served as vice president of sales and was named CEO in 2000. He has been a member of the Flexible Packaging Association Board of Directors since 1996 and was the Chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association in 2006. He has been a member of the Board of Directors at the Business School, College of Charleston since 2000. Peter Schottland and his wife Susan have been married for 28 years and have four children.
"Camp has been the direct beneficiary of Peter's special kind of leadership over the years, which comes from the unique interplay of a keen business sense and an extremely generous heart," said Camp's CEO James Canton. "In recent years, the Schottland family has taken the fundraising success of Camp's Big Apple Circus Halloween Bash in New York City to new heights, one example of many that showcases an unwavering commitment to the spirit of Camp's founder Paul Newman.”
About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a nonprofit, year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp will serve more than 17,500 children in 2011. All services are provided free of charge.