Regional General Manager, Midwest
Jay Cook is an exceptional leader, consistently delivering outstanding results throughout his career. With over 25 years of experience in both the box and sheet feeder segments of the industry, Jay brings a fresh perspective on how sheet feeders can optimize their performance to better serve their customers. In 2010, he joined The Schwarz Partners Sheet Feeder team, now known as Corrugated Partners Group, as the Manufacturing Manager, where he dedicated his efforts to enhancing and expanding operations. Jay’s remarkable success led him to assume the role of overseeing the West Coast region from 2013 to 2017.
Recognized for his exceptional performance, Jay was appointed as the VP of Manufacturing for the Sheet Feeder team, where he played a pivotal role in developing and expanding what is now known as the “Manufacturing Services Group.” In 2022, Jay embraced a new challenge as the Regional General Manager for the Midwest Region, overseeing Flutes Corrugated in addition to Northstar Sheets, Alliance Sheets, and Independence Corrugated. His leadership and expertise continue to drive growth and success within these organizations.
Jay Cook’s remarkable career trajectory and extensive industry knowledge position him as a key influencer and invaluable asset in the corrugated industry. Through his strategic insights and unwavering dedication, Jay consistently exceeds expectations, propelling organizations to new heights of excellence.
General Manager, Flutes Corrugated – Zionsville Rd.
Tony Reilly, the General Manager for Flutes Corrugated, has been a key driving force behind the company’s success since its inception in 1998. He has brought a wealth of experience to the table, leveraging his expertise to bring innovative processes and consistency to the corrugated world. Tony’s leadership has been instrumental in creating a culture of excellence, where employees are empowered to take ownership of their work and strive for continuous improvement. He has fostered an inclusive work environment that encourages collaboration and open communication, allowing for the free flow of ideas and creativity.
Under Tony’s leadership, Flutes Corrugated has become known for its innovative processes, such as fully dyed corrugated sheets and the effective use of Asitrade laminators. He has also developed strong partnerships with paper mills, ensuring a consistent and reliable supply of high-quality materials. Tony’s commitment to excellence and focus on innovation have been the driving force behind Flutes Corrugated’s success, making it a leader in the corrugated industry.
Assistant General Manager, Flutes Corrugated – Hanna Ave.
Elvir Bilajac serves as the Assistant General Manager at Flutes Corrugated – Hanna Ave, bringing with him a wealth of experience and success in the corrugated business. With a proven track record, he now oversees one of the highest volume sheetfeeder plants in the country. Elvir’s journey in the industry began as a plant manager at Triumph Sheets in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he played an integral role in establishing the startup venture in 2019. With over 18 years of experience in the corrugated industry, Elvir’s passion for the field remains unwavering, as he continues to find each day exhilarating.
Prior to his role at Triumph, Elvir honed his skills and gained comprehensive industry knowledge at Alliance Sheets, a sheetfeeder plant under the Corrugated Partners Group, located in Bristol, Indiana. It was there that he worked his way up, truly immersing himself in the business and developing a deep understanding of the corrugated industry. Born in Bosnia, Elvir migrated to the United States in 2000, bringing with him a diverse background and a strong work ethic.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Elvir enjoys indulging in his hobbies, playing golf and soccer, and especially enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. With his dedication, experience, and enthusiasm, Elvir Bilajac continues to be a valued leader in the corrugated industry, driving the success and growth of Flutes Corrugated – Hanna Ave.
The leadership team at Flutes Corrugated plays a pivotal role in driving the success of our business. They are passionate about setting the tone, establishing clear direction, and propelling our organization forward. Our leaders inspire and motivate their teams, creating a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement. By fostering a positive work environment, they provide abundant opportunities for growth, both on an individual and collective level.
At Flutes, our leadership team places a strong emphasis on cultivating a robust organizational culture. They prioritize open communication, mutual respect, and teamwork, providing the ideal environment for our employees to thrive. Our leaders encourage innovation and creativity, empowering our teams to take ownership of their work and contribute their unique ideas. This inclusive culture fosters a sense of belonging and engagement, motivating our employees to consistently perform at their best and take pride in their contributions.
We invest in the professional development of our teams by offering training, mentorship, and guidance. Our leaders recognize and nurture talent, creating clear pathways for advancement and actively promoting from within the organization. By prioritizing the growth and well-being of our team members, our leaders foster a loyal and dedicated workforce. This not only benefits the individuals but also enhances our overall capabilities and competitiveness as an organization.