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FBA Technical Director Announces Retirement

For release Tuesday, August 29. 2023
For questions, contact: Rachel Kenyon (847)364-9637

Mary Alice Drain, Fibre Box Association’s (FBA) Director of Technical Services announces her retirement effective August 31, 2023.

“Mary’s expertise, professionalism, and dedication have greatly helped FBA and the corrugated industry,” said FBA President/CEO Bob McIlvaine. “She will be missed by her coworkers and industry colleagues who have worked closely with her over the years.”

Mary Alice significantly contributed to FBA’s success in her time with the association. She served the organization for two different time periods, resulting in over 18 years with the association. She has actively led the technical department for the last five and a half years and worked closely with FBA’s Technical Committee, Environmental Committee and Safety and Health Committee throughout her years with the association. She was responsible for recent research projects driving updates to the next edition of the Fibre Box Handbook.

“I have enjoyed my time at FBA and the people it introduced me to,” said Drain. “I appreciate being able to serve the industry and to increase the accessibility of technical information about corrugated packaging.”

Please join the FBA staff in offering Mary Alice best wishes for her retirement.

Technical questions can be directed to Chase Kammerer at (847)364-9615 or