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2017 President Kevin Duncombe

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Kevin Duncombe Named 2017 President of Leading Trade Association

Western Pacific Pulp & Paper’s President to Lead Statewide Recycling Association

San Gabriel, Calif., March 22, 2017 – The Association of California Recycling Industries (ACRI) has selected Kevin Duncombe from Western Pacific Pulp & Paper, based in Downey, as its 2017 President. Mr. Duncombe recently served as Vice President and will succeed Adam Holt from Allan Company in leading the statewide association.


“I have been active in ACRI since 1990 and for the past several years I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors and working with recyclers throughout the state,” stated Kevin Duncombe, ACRI President.  “I am looking forward to working with our membership to protect the rights of independent recyclers and promote the development of responsible recycling policy statewide.”


Kevin Duncombe began his career in the recovered fiber industry after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Mr. Duncombe moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to join Western Pacific in the export department, quickly becoming Vice President and General Manager in 1993 and President of the company in 1998.


“ACRI is committed to protecting the environment and promoting free market principles and ethical practices,” stated Duncombe.  “On behalf of the thousands of men and women employed by our industry, and who daily divert large quantities of paper, plastic and metal commodities from California’s landfills, I will ensure our voices and priorities continue to be heard in Sacramento and throughout our state.”


Duncombe, who resides in Orange County, was recently installed as ACRI President, along with the 2017 Board of Directors, at the association’s Annual Meeting held in Southern California.


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About the Association of California Recycling Industries: The Association of California Recycling Industries (ACRI) is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of independent recyclers throughout California.  For more information about the Association of California Recycling Industries please visit: www.acrinow.org.