Buffalo Grove, IL — HEXACOMB®, a BOISE® company and leading manufacturer of paper-based protective packaging and FALCONBOARD® graphic display boards, announced that Darlene Kober has joined the company as director of global marketing and strategy.

Darlene Kober joins HexacombKober has more than 20 years experience with multinational manufacturing corporations serving diverse industries such as packaging, specialty industrial products, medical devices and chemicals. She has held marketing and sales roles of increasing responsibility at Baxter Healthcare, Danaher Corporation, Morton International and Air Products and Chemicals.

Most recently, Kober was director, global marketing for Baxter Healthcare where she reshaped business unit strategy and initiated an acquisition that brought state-of-the-art technology to customers. Previously, she led marketing efforts for industrial coding and marking leader Videojet Technologies, a division of Danaher Corporation.

“Hexacomb is committed to building on the significant growth it has already achieved. This is why we have brought in a marketing professional who has consistently grown product lines at above market rates, expanded into new segments, and delivered profitable growth. Backed by her significant, proven track record, Darlene is the ideal person to help Hexacomb expand its global product footprint,” said Scott Daniel, president, Hexacomb.

In addition to her marketing skills, Kober brings strong process orientation to the position via Lean (Six Sigma) training and engineering experiences.

Kober holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Bucknell University. She is active in the Chicago chapter of the Business Marketing Association, serving on the Education Committee to elevate the focus of business-to-business marketing within MBA marketing curriculums.

About Hexacomb

Hexacomb, a BOISE® company, is a leading supplier of paper-based protective packaging and display boards. The company serves markets that value product protection coupled with environmental sustainability. This includes furniture, printing, automotive, textile, food, building products, energy, glass, and industrial. Hexacomb has nine manufacturing plants in North America and three in Europe. For more information about Hexacomb, visit www.hexacomb.com.

About Boise Inc.

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) manufactures a wide variety of packaging and paper products. Boise's range of packaging products includes linerboard and corrugating medium, corrugated containers and sheets, and protective packaging products. Boise's paper products include imaging papers for the office and home, printing and converting papers, and papers used in packaging, such as label and release papers. Our employees are committed to delivering excellent value while managing our businesses to sustain environmental resources for future generations. Visit our website at www.BoiseInc.com.

Source: Boise Inc.

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