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Hill & Markes, Inc. Welcomes New Board of Advisor



Hill & Markes, wholesale distributor in Amsterdam, NY, is thrilled to announce the addition of Ted Jackson to their advisory board.

Ted Jackson is a Senior Vice President of Operations for the Paper Operations of Novolex, North American leader in packaging. As a senior operations executive he has developed and led successful value creation strategies for a broad range of public and privately held companies over a 20+ year career. He's had extensive involvement in leading performance improvement programs to achieve remarkable improvements in margin growth, cash flow and shareholder value through a variety of profitable pricing, supply chain strategy, manufacturing productivity and distribution programs across the globe.

“Ted Jackson brings invaluable supply chain, M&A, and human relations experience to our company as a member of our Board of Advisors,” said Jason Packer, CEO at Hill & Markes. “We are grateful to be able to share in Ted’s industry and manufacturing insights which will better support our planning and development for today and into the future.”

In addition to his impressive credentials and experience, Ted Jackson is a transformational leader that finds strategic solutions to complex situations through cross-functional team building, organizational leadership and data driven focused execution that will enhance company goals.

“It’s truly a privilege and honor to be a part of the Hill & Markes Advisory Board. I am very excited about the opportunity to help the company develop supply chain strategies and to design plans to support profitable growth and improved cash flow,” noted Ted Jackson. “Exploring how to maximize returns on human capital and company culture through diversity, equity and talent management initiatives is another focus area that I am looking forward to contributing to. I have deep respect for the Hill & Markes legacy as a multi-generational family business and am looking forward to helping the organization advance through the next phase of growth and innovation.”

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