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Joseph C. Bartolacci to Deliver Keynote Speech at the 2017 Packaging Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum

Posted By: SGK April 03, 2017

The AWA & L.E.K. Consulting Packaging Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum 2017 is the premier international mergers and acquisitions event for all those involved or interested in the resin and fiber based packaging, coating, and converting sector. This unique event brings together senior executives from companies within the sector, private equity firms, investment banks, lenders, financial intermediaries, and other M&A experts.

Mr. Bartolacci, President & CEO of Matthews International Corporation, the parent company of brand solutions leader SGK, will address the trends driving change in the packaging industry today and why the successful packaging companies of the future will be those that begin creating a new path to value today.

He will share insights about how digital disruption has re-shaped the entire marketing landscape and how it’s changed the role of packaging today in the marketing mix. Mr. Bartolacci will also share his point-of-view on how the nature of strategic partnership will need to change in response to the digital disruption of the industry.

The conference hosted by AWA (Alexander Watson Associates) and LEK Consulting, takes place at the University Club of Chicago on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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About Joseph C. Bartolacci: Joe Bartolacci joined Matthews International Corporation in March 1997 as general counsel. In May 1999, he became president of Caggiati, the Company’s wholly owned bronze subsidiary in Parma, Italy, where he lived until January 2004. While in Europe, he acquired and managed nine businesses to create the largest packaging graphics group in Europe.

Joe returned from Europe to assume the role of president of the Company’s casket operations until September 2005, when he was appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer of Matthews and was also elected to the Board of Directors. On October 1, 2006, Joe was appointed president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining Matthews International, Joe was Vice President and General Counsel for Thrift Drug, Inc. Preceding Thrift Drug, Inc., he was an associate attorney at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, focusing on the corporate and taxation area with experience in litigation, real estate, and estate planning. Touche Ross & Co. is where Joe started his career as a senior auditor.

Joe serves as the chairman of the finance committee at St. Vincent College and is a member of the Federated Investors, Inc. Board of Directors.

Joe earned his BA in accounting at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law.