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Executive brings 30 years of consumer packaging experience to leading folding carton platform
Alsip, IL – Accord Carton (“Accord” or the “Company”) announced today that Tommy
Conner has been named President & Chief Executive Officer and has joined the Board of
Directors. Accord is a leading independent folding carton converter primarily serving the
food, beverage, and household products markets.

Mr. Conner brings nearly 30 years of experience in the folding carton industry to the
Company across a number of operational, commercial, and leadership roles. Most
recently, Mr. Conner served as the Vice President of Operational Excellence at WestRock
where he was responsible for implementing operational best practices across nearly 300
global folding carton and corrugated converting facilities. Prior to that, Mr. Conner held
various senior roles in WestRock’s Consumer Packaging Division, including leadership of
its Food & Beverage Packaging division for the Americas. Earlier in his career, Mr. Conner
held positions of increasing responsibility at MeadWestvaco and Graphic Packaging.

Throughout his career, Mr. Conner has consistently demonstrated a keen ability to build
and lead exceptional teams, develop and execute strategies to accelerate growth, and drive
operational excellence. Mr. Conner earned a degree in chemistry and engineering from
Jacksonville State University and an MBA in finance from Auburn University.

It’s an auspicious time for Mr. Conner to join Accord as the Company transitions to its next
phase of accelerated growth following its acquisition in 2023 by Mason Wells, a private
equity firm that specializes in partnering with family-owned packaging companies. Mr.
Conner is replacing former Accord CEO Robert Codo, who retired after nearly 40 years
with the Company his grandfather founded and after nearly 30 years serving as CEO.
Through the decades, Mr. Codo led the Company’s transition to focus on large format
production capabilities and food and beverage end markets, oriented the Company around
a customer-centric culture, and substantially grew the Company’s base of customers. Mr.
Codo will remain involved with the Company as a member of the Board of Directors.

“I’m honored to be entrusted with the leadership of Accord and look forward to building
upon what the Codo family has established over the past 80 years as the Company enters a
new chapter,” said Mr. Conner. “My passion is delivering great results for our valued
customers and that’s in perfect alignment with the core values of the Accord organization.
I’m thrilled to join the Company and partner with the Accord team to drive further success
in enabling growth for our customers.”

About Accord Carton

Accord designs and manufactures custom folding cartons for private label and branded
consumer goods, primarily serving the food, beverage, and household products end
markets. With its headquarters facility located in Alsip, IL, Accord has been focused on
delivering superior quality and customer service to its customers for more than 80 years.
For more information, please visit the Accord Carton website at

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