President and CEO
Menasha Corp | Neenah
James Kotek has been president and chief executive officer of Neenah-based Menasha Corp. since 2004. A manufacturer of corrugated and plastic packaging, Menasha Corp. has about 7,000 employees across its 112 facilities in North America and Europe. The company ranked No. 18 on Deloitte’s Wisconsin 75 list of the largest private companies in the state, based on sales revenue.
Between its two businesses – Neenah-based Menasha Packaging Co. and Oconomowoc-based ORBIS Corp. – its products and services include retail merchandising packaging, displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services.
Kotek joined Menasha Corp. in 1991 and held various financial, management, marketing and manufacturing positions before being named president of ORBIS Corp. In that position, he oversaw two of the largest acquisitions in the company’s history – LINPAC Group Limited’s North American material handling business in 2006 and Norseman Plastics Holdings Ltd. in 2008.
Kotek currently chairs the ThedaCare Board of Trustees and is former chair of United Way Fox Cities.
Education: Bachelor’s, University of Notre Dame; MBA, Marquette University