Mr. Mehiel is the Principal Shareholder and Chairman of the board of U. S. Corrugated.
Mr. Mehiel is the former Chairman, CEO and Principal Shareholder of Box USA, which he founded in 1966. The Company was built primarily through the acquisition of financially troubled competitors, many in Chapter 11. When sold to International Paper in 2004, Box USA was the Nation’s largest independent producer of corrugated shipping containers operating 22 corrugated packaging facilities and two containerboard mills, all located within the continental United States. Mr. Mehiel is also the former Chairman, CEO, and Principal Shareholder of Sweetheart Cup Company, North America’s largest producer of disposable table top products for the away-from-home dining market. The company was acquired by its principal competitor, Solo Cup Company, on February 27, 2004.
Mr. Mehiel is an Independent Director and Member of the Board of Sober Steering Sensors, LLC, a former Member of the Board of The Milano School for Management and Urban Policy at the New School, a Member of Business Executives for National Security and a former Trustee of the Westchester County Medical Center. From 1989 until 1993 he was a trustee of the Windward School in White Plains, New York one of the region’s premier providers of education for learning disabled children. He served for ten years as a Trustee of the Purnell School in Pottersville, N.J., an independent high school for girls who have not succeeded in a traditional competitive academic setting.
Mr. Mehiel is a member of Holy Trinity Cathedral, New York City. He is a former member of the Archdiocesan Council, the Lay Leadership of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Americas, and continues as a member of its Leadership 100 Group. He is an Archon of The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the world’s oldest Lay Religious Organization.