Mike Farrell

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Mike Farrell
Adjunct Professor
A-217 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5462
Mailing address: 
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5462 USA

Mike Farrell is the Executive Vice President of the Mill Division at Graphic Packaging.  In this role he is responsible for 8 paper mills, 4 integrated virgin mills and 4 recycled mills totaling 3.8 million tons of annual production and annual sales of $3.0 Billion.

Mike has been in leadership positions with Graphic Packaging for 13 years. After starting his career as General Manager of the Middletown, Ohio mill, he moved to Sr. Manufacturing Manager, West Monroe, Louisiana mill. In 2013, he assumed the role of VP, Recycled Board Mills, where he led the exceptional safety, productivity and quality results of the CRB system. In January 2018 he was appointed to SVP, Supply Chain.  Mike lead the supply chain team and processes to support the SBS and Foodservice business integration and in mitigating our inflationary freight cost challenges.  Mike was promoted to EVP Mill Division in Sept 2018.  Prior to Graphic, Mike worked for The Newark Group in their mill division for 13 years in Mill Management roles. 

Mike holds a degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering Technology from Sault College and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.

Mike has two sons and a beautiful granddaughter.  His interests include working on his 66 Mustang, road cycling and football.