The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced today that Michael Wasson, chief operating officer of Tosca, is the new chairman of the Board of Directors. The RPA Board appointed Wasson to the role following his service to the organization as vice chairman.

Wasson joined the RPA Board of Directors in 2018 and was appointed secretary-treasurer of the association later that year. He chaired the RPA’s Operations & Logistics Committee in 2017. Wasson’s service to industry and professional organizations also includes his current position on the board of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). In his COO role with Tosca, Wasson provides company leadership and direction to all supply chain & plant operations functions.  He has over 20 years of broad-based supply chain and operations experience in large size organizations.

The RPA Board also appointed Ben Stoller, CEO of Paxxal Inc., as the new Vice Chairman; Kevin Mazula, CEO of RM2, as Secretary-Treasurer; and joining as a new Board member, David Kruger, president of TriEnda Holdings.

RPA also has hired Hillary Femal, principal of Freshwater Marketing, into a new staff role as chief marketing officer for the association. Femal served as RPA Chairman of the Board from 2015–2016. Her 15-year career in the reusable transport packaging business includes the roles of VP of sales and marketing for the nation’s largest recycled pallet company, 48forty Solutions, and VP of global marketing for a global leader in reusable plastic containers for fresh food products, IFCO Systems.