Paul T. Stecko

Chairman | Packaging Corp. of Americapaultstecko

B.S Metallurgy, Penn State University
M.S Metallurgical Engineering, Penn State University
Masters in Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh

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Penn State Chapter, 1965


Mr. Stecko is Chairman of the Board of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) which is a leading producer of corrugated packaging products and uncoated paper in the United States.  PCA operates eight paper mills and 94 corrugated products plants in 26 states.

Mr. Stecko retired as CEO of PCA in July 2010, after serving as Chairman and CEO since 1999.

A native of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, Mr. Stecko graduated with a B.S. degree in Metallurgy from Penn State University.  He spent the first 10 years of his career working in R & D at Westinghouse’s Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.  He joined International Paper in 1977 where he rose to the rank of Vice President, Coated, Bristols & Converting Papers.  In 1993 he joined Tenneco, a conglomerate, as President and Chief Executive Officer of PCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenneco.  In 1998 he was named Chief Operating Officer of Tenneco and in 1999 remained at PCA as Chairman and CEO when the company was sold by Tenneco to a private equity firm before emerging as a public company in 2000.

Honors & Activities:
Alumni Fellow, Penn State University
Director, State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
Director, Smurfit Kappa Group
Director, Tenneco
Former Director, American Forest & Paper Association

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