BOSTON, MA—WS Packaging Group, Inc. has announced that Fred C. Tinsey has been appointed CEO effective March 31. Tinsey, a former WS Packaging director, joins the company from OE Quality Friction Corp., where he served as chairman, previously serving as CEO. From 1999 to 2005, he was president of Murray’s Discount Auto Stores. Earlier in his career he was a partner with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse and also served as vice president at K-Mart. He is currently a director of The Mattress Firm as well.
“We are very pleased to have an individual with Fred’s strong qualifications leading WS Packaging,” said WS Packaging Group chairman Art Byrne. “The company has a sustained history of growth due to its industry leading innovations, strong customer focus, strategic capital investments and lean centered principles to work to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions to our customers.”
Tinsey replaces Rex Lane who has left the company to pursue a personal business opportunity.
WS Packaging Group, Inc., with more than 45 years of experience, is one of the largest printing and label converting operations in North America. It operates 21 manufacturing facilities and produces high quality packaging products. Its customers range in size from small businesses to large, high volume manufacturers and consumer product goods companies doing businesses locally, nationally and in marketplaces worldwide. WS Packaging Group is majority owned by J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (JWC), a private equity firm based in Boston.