Leadership Development Program

Over the past 10 years, Graphic Packaging International has graduated more than 50 associates from a highly selective Leadership Development Program (LDP). Throughout the program's history, we have seen LDP associates grow into management and leadership roles across the company.  Many of our current leaders, including our CEO, Michael Doss, began their successful tenures with Graphic Packaging in the LDP. This is a high-visibility, 12 month program with a focus on engineering, finance, or sales. Learning curriculum and assessments, as well as hands-on-experience in these focus areas, provide a fast-track industry experience. You will develop relationships with executive leadership and a leadership mentor. After successful completion of the program, you will graduate as an LDP alumnus on the track to a leadership role within the company. 

The LDP Experience

  • Amy Fauchex

    LDP Class of 2018 Engineering Track

    West Monroe, LA

    Louisiana Tech University, Chemical Engineering

    "I saw the program as a way to further my career at GPI while participating in fast paced learning and forming relationships with my mentors, both peer and executive, as they have been examples of leadership to me" 


  • Ankil Patel

    LDP Class of 2018 Finance Track 

    West Monroe, LA

    Auburn University, Finance

    "The opportunity to learn a vast and diverse amount in the manufacturing industry in a short period of time without the need to come from a pulp/paper or manufacturing background is why I applied to the Leadership Development Program.  I belive this program will give me greater insight on which direction I would like to take myself within GPI in the coming years"

  • Jamie Gray

    LDP Class of 2018 Sales Track 

    Valley Forge, PA

    Temple University, Journalism

    "I am looking forward to fostering my professional skills in an environment that encourages me to ask questions I am also looking to get a solid set of tools that will set me up for a long and successful career."

  • Joseph Cusato

    LDP Class of 2018 Engineering Track

    Kalamazoo, MI

    North Carolina State University, Paper Science & Engineering

    "I was drawn to the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience as a process engineer, before starting a full-time position, as well as the multitude of resources and mentors who all have an interest in my success both during and after completion of the program. I hope to graduate from the program a stronger leader with the ability to be a successful engineer no matter which GPI mill I find myself in."



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