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Yupo Corporation Makes Leadership Changes

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Paul Mitcham has been named president and chief executive officer of Yupo Corporation America, the Chesapeake, VA-based division of the Japanese synthetic paper manufacturer. He replaces Masakuni Fukutome, who is returning to Yupo’s headquarters in Japan as General Manager, Administration Division.

Mitcham is the first American to be promoted to such a position and will direct Yupo’s strategic growth initiatives, which include an expansion at the Chesapeake facility. The expansion will provide higher capacity, additional employees and let the company explore new markets in specialty packaging.

In a related move, Yupo has appointed Stephen Shultz, an industry veteran with three decades of experience in specialty packaging innovations and sales, as Vice President of Sales. Tom Barrett, a Yupo sales executive, will assume the responsibilities for managing the Technical Service Group.

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