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Ware-Pak Names Keith Shay Principal and Chief Executive Officer

University Park, IL, August, 2009 - Keith Shay, President of Ware-Pak, Inc. since 1997, has become President and Chief Executive Officer of Ware-Pak, LLC, a new Ware-Pak operating company. In addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Keith Shay has assumed an ownership position in the new operating company. Mark Plechaty, former CEO of Ware-Pak, will remain President of the WP Holding Company.

"We want to emphasize that with our client service teams, virtual warehouse technology and facilities remaining intact, our publishing clients will experience no interruption in service," said Keith Shay. "These changes will enable Mark Plechaty to pursue other interests, which he has wanted to do for quite some time,"he added.

Keith Shay came to Ware-Pak in 1997 after serving in senior executive positions at both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies. His experience in storage, transportation and retail marketing helped him direct Ware-Pak’s total conversion from a homegrown computer system to fully integrated, real-time, warehouse management technology designed to meet the diverse needs of the publishing industry. The conversion not only included implementing the system, but designing, writing and adopting standardized procedures, training of new and existing staff and ultimately overseeing a phased transition of existing clients to the new integrated system.

With over 40 years of experience, Ware-Pak handles more than $190 million in sales for publishers in retail, educational and specialty book markets. Operating from Chicago's south suburbs, the company is strategically located to provide efficient service to customers shipping items anywhere in the United States.

For more information on Ware-Pak, visit their website at www.ware-pak.com or contact company president Keith Shay at 708-534-2600.

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