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Kathy BolhousKathy Bolhous
FPA's Vice Chairman
Charter NEX's CEO

Kathy Bolhous is Chief Executive Officer of Charter NEX Films & Next Generation Films, two leading specialty polyethylene film suppliers to the food, consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries. The two companies merged in May 2019 and are dually headquartered in Milton, WI and Lexington, OH. The combined entity operates 11 manufacturing facilities across the United States.

During the past 10 years, Kathy has led Charter NEX through several transformational acquisitions, as well as significant organic growth. She has over 30 years of experience in plastics manufacturing and has been a trailblazer in her field. She has held senior leadership roles at Appleton Paper, Cascade Engineering and Magna-Donnelly. Kathy has been a Board Member of the Flexible Packaging Association since 2011, where she currently serves as the Vice Chairman.


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