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Howell Inducts Four New Members into 25 Year Club

October 2019

Four F. M. Howell & Company employees were inducted into its 25 Year Club during its 36th Annual Meeting on October 17, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview.

The Club, which now has 39 active employees and 71 retired members, was established in 1983 by George L. Howell, former Chairman of the Board, as part of the centennial celebration of F. M. Howell & Company. The Howell 25 Year Club gives special recognition to employees who have achieved 25 years of active service with the company and recognizes members who have continued their association with the company as an employee or retiree for 50 years.

Inducted into the 25 Year Club this year were Randy Barnes, Jeff Campbell, Tom Roehlke, and Susan Sullivan, who began their service to the company in 1994.

Katherine H. Roehlke, President & CEO, congratulated the new inductees and thanked them for their many years of loyalty and exceptional service to the company.


25 Year Club Inductees are honored during Annual Meeting on Oct. 17.
(Left to right) Tom Roehlke, Jeff Campbell, Randy Barnes, and Susan Sullivan

Howell Hires New Plant Manager for Folding Carton Plant

September 2019

Darin V. Carlson

ELMIRA, NY - F. M. Howell & Company recently hired Darin V. Carlson as its new Folding Carton Plant Manager for their Howell Packaging division.

"We are thrilled to have Darin join the Howell team," said Katherine H. Roehlke, President and CEO. "We are looking forward to working with Darin, as he has strong leadership skills and extensive industry experience."

Carlson has more than 25 years of experience in the folding carton industry. He most recently served as the President of Mankato Packaging in Mankato, MN.

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Robert K. Meriwether Joins Howell Board of Directors

May 2019

ELMIRA, NY - The Board of Directors of F. M. Howell & Company has elected Robert K. Meriwether to its Board effective April 25, 2019.

Meriwether retired from F. M. Howell & Company as Sales Manager, National Accounts in 2012 after 38 years of dedicated service. He held a variety of sales positions during his tenure with the company.

"Bob is a valuable addition to our Board of Directors," said Katherine H. Roehlke, Chairman. "He has a thorough knowledge base of Howell's products and services, and I'm looking forward to his contributions."

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Howell Elects New Officers

February 2019

ELMIRA, NY - F. M. Howell & Company Board of Directors elected two new officers at its Annual Meeting on February 14, 2019. Douglas A. Canfield and Gregg F. Lambrix were elected Vice Presidents.

Mr. Canfield joined the company in June of 2017 and serves as Quality Assurance Manager and Logistics Manager. Mr. Lambrix has been with the company since 1981 and holds the position of Director of Technical Services. "These individuals are significant contributors to the success of F. M. Howell & Company," said Katherine H. Roehlke, Chairman, CEO, & President.

Officers of the corporation re-elected were Katherine H. Roehlke, Chairman, CEO, & President; Trevor Ball, Vice President; Pamela A. Brayton, Vice President and Treasurer; Douglas M. McGinnis, Vice President; T. Brett Powell, Vice President; and John R. Alexander, Esq., Secretary.

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Kelly Receives "100 Proud" Award

December 2018

Sean M. Kelly

ELMIRA, NY - Katherine H. Roehlke, President & CEO of F. M. Howell & Company, recently announced that Sean M. Kelly has been named the recipient of the company's 2018 "100 Proud" Award. The award, first given in 1983, Howell's Centennial year, is presented each year by the Company President to an employee in recognition of outstanding work, attitude, and character.

In presenting the award, Roehlke credited Kelly with being a dedicated employee with a contagious "can-do" attitude. Kelly has been with the company since 1998 and works as a Truck Driver and a Warehouse Control Clerk. In recognition of his achievement, Kelly was presented with an engraved sterling silver bowl.

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Murphy Earns 5th President's Sales Award

December 2018

Kevin S. Murphy

ELMIRA, NY - F. M. Howell & Company, headquartered in Elmira, NY, presented its 2018 President's Sales Award to Jeffrey A. Hayward. The award is given annually to the salesperson who excels in demonstrating enthusiasm and commitment to the company's sales goals.

The award was presented at Howell's year-end sales meeting. In recognition of his achievement, Murphy was presented with a piece of Steuben glass. Murphy joined Howell Packaging, a division of F. M. Howell & Company, in 1988 as a Sales Representative. He represents Howell Packaging in the upstate New York and Pennsylvania regions, focusing on consumer packaging, medical device, and pharmaceutical packaging markets. Katherine H. Roehlke, President & CEO commented that, "Kevin demonstrates tenacity, patience, flexibility, and, most importantly, the ability to create excellent customer relationships."

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Brayton Elected Vice President

February 2016

Brayton

ELMIRA, NY - F. M. Howell & Company's Board of Directors elected Pamela A. Brayton a Vice President at its Annual Meeting on February 18, 2016. Brayton was also re-elected to her position as Treasurer and serves as the Company's Director of Finance.

"Ms. Brayton's contributions to our company have been significant during the short time she has served as Director of Finance," said Katherine H. Roehlke, Chairman, CEO, & President. Brayton, a Certified Public Accountant, joined F. M. Howell & Company in March 2014 and has over 25 years of experience as a finance and accounting professional. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA from the College of Saint Rose.

Officers of the corporation re-elected were Katherine H. Roehlke, Chairman, CEO, & President; Trevor Ball, Vice President; Douglas M. McGinnis, Vice President; T. Brett Powell, Vice President; and John R. Alexander, Esq., Secretary.

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.


Roehlke Elected Chairman of F. M. Howell & Company

December 2015

ELMIRA, NY - At its meeting on December 17, 2015, F. M. Howell & Company's Board of Directors elected Katherine H. Roehlke, President & CEO since 2008 and director since 2004, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Roehlke succeeds her father George L. Howell, who died on November 22, 2015 and served as Chairman since 2001. Howell had completed 60 years of active service at the time of his death. Roehlke is the fourth generation to lead the 132nd year-old family-owned business. She has nearly 30 years of service, having served in numerous capacities during her tenure with the company.

A graduate of Bucknell University and the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School, Roehlke serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Elmira Savings Bank, Southern Tier Economic Growth, Inc., and the Paperboard Packaging Council. She also serves as an Elder and Treasurer of Lake Street Presbyterian Church.

Founded in Elmira in 1883, F. M. Howell & Company provides packaging products and services to pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer products industries.





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