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Harry Voss Dies at 78

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Harry Voss

Harry Voss, former CEO, president and owner of Diamond Packaging, Rochester, New York, died on Feb. 28 after beating cancer for over a decade. He was 78.

He earned a BBA in industrial management from Clarkson College of Technology. After college, he joined the Marine Corps and as a rifle company commander achieved the rank of captain. Voss joined Diamond in 1965 and was a powerful force in the packaging industry for over 40 years.

In 1973, he bought controlling interest of Diamond. He led its transformation from a company with 13 employees and $750,000 in sales to a global industry leader providing packaging products and services to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. In 1997, he co-founded the North Atlantic Packaging Alliance (NAPA), which later expanded to the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA). He contributed his wisdom and knowledge to various trade, educational and community organizations, serving as chairman of the National Paperbox Association (NPA) and on the board of directors for the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). In 2012, he was recognized by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information, visit www.diamondpackaging.com.