Mark W. Kowlzan

October 14 - 16, 2019 | Denver, Colorado

Mark W. Kowlzan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Packaging Corporation of America

Mark W. Kowlzan has served as PCA’s Chairman since January 2015 and as Chief Executive Officer and director since July 2010.  From 1998 through June 2010, Mr. Kowlzan led the company’s containerboard mill system, first as Vice President and General Manager, and then as Senior Vice President – Containerboard.  From 1996 through 1998, Mr. Kowlzan served in various senior mill-related operating positions with PCA and Tenneco Packaging, including as manager of the Counce linerboard mill.  Prior to joining Tenneco Packaging, Mr. Kowlzan spent 16 years at International Paper Company where he held a series of operational and managerial positions within its mill organization.  

Mr. Kowlzan received an undergraduate degree in Natural Science from Assumption College, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, a graduate degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.