WestRock Executive Brings Decades of Paper Industry Experience to Association Board
(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently named Linda Leone to its Board of Directors. Leone will serve as a board member on behalf of the Association’s Paper Division. She also serves as the Paper Division’s 2nd Vice President.
“ISRI is proud to welcome Linda to the Board of Directors,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “I look forward to Linda playing a key role in the further advancement of both the Paper Division, and the recycling industry as a whole.”
Linda Leone has been Regional Vice President of Recycling for the northeast U.S. and eastern Canada at WestRock (formerly RockTenn Company) since 2014. Her regional responsibility includes the management of recyclable commodities for WestRock’s internal mills as well as their domestic and export partners. Linda previously served as Vice President of Mill Supply and Vice President of Recovered Fiber Procurement Containerboard Mills for RockTenn. She joined RockTenn with the Southern Container acquisition in 2008 and had served as Fiber Procurement Manager for Solvay Paperboard LLC from 1995-2008. Linda has worked within the paper industry since 1989 in various roles with Domtar and Caraustar Industries. She also continues to work with the American Forest & Paper Association in its Recovered Fiber Sector.
“ISRI has been the voice of the recycling industry and a long-time partner with WestRock for many years and I feel very privileged to be asked to serve on the board,” said Linda. “I look forward to supporting the great work that ISRI brings to its members and recycling and on behalf of WestRock and WestRock Recycling I thank you for the opportunity.”
Leone replaces Crawford Carpenter on the Board, who retired from Caraustar.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.