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Steven P. Merzweiler Joins Landmark Plastic As Operations Director

March 12, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Landmark Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed and injection molded horticultural products, announced that Steven P. Merzweiler has joined the company as Operations Director. Merzweiler, son of Robert G. Merzweiler, Landmark’s Chairman & CEO, has spent the last couple years as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chicago. Merzweiler will be responsible for various corporate-wide initiatives with an emphasis on customer relationships and sales.

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Steve is a graduate of the University of Dayton with dual majors in entrepreneurship and marketing. He also earned an MBA from DePaul University with dual majors in finance and accounting.

Bob Merzweiler expressed, “Naturally for me this is a very exciting and major event. I also believe this is an extremely positive event for the Company; not only in terms of the immediate contribution Steve will make, but for the long-term future of the Company as well.”

Steve Merzweiler will be the fourth generation of family members in the horticulture business and the third generation in horticultural plastic packaging. Steve’s great grandfather, Alfred Glendenning, operated a greenhouse in Westlake, Ohio. Steve’s grandfather, Leo Merzweiler, founded his first plastics company in 1954 and was a plastics and horticultural packaging pioneer, devoting his entire career to both industries. The family’s thermoformed product innovations continued with his son, Bob, and the establishment in 1984 of Landmark Plastic Corporation. Bob Merzweiler, in addition to his role founding and running Landmark Plastic, has had extensive involvement in many industry and community organizations including being a founding member and past president of PolymerOhio and a member of the processor council of the Society of Plastics Industry (SPI). Bob is a past Chair of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), the Akron Community Foundation and Info Line.

Bob stated further, “We truly look forward to seeing Steve continue the family tradition of horticultural and plastic industry dedication and being involved in community leadership.”

Landmark Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer involved in the design, manufacturing and distribution of thermoformed and injection molded plant packaging products, from trays, packs and flats to hanging baskets and decorative pots. Landmark Plastic Corporation has manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities located in its 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art headquarters in Akron, Ohio. From this facility, Landmark has a North American distribution footprint and serves international customers in Asia and Europe.

Landmark has everything under one roof that customers need to move from concept to finished product. These capabilities include advanced materials testing procedures, computer automated design, extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding capability and a quality control program that involves the entire organization.

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For more information contact Steve Beall, VP, Sales & Marketing at Landmark Plastic Corporation @ 330.785.2200 or visit our website at www.landmarkplastic.com

SOURCE Landmark Plastic Corporation

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