At Flutes Corrugated, our leadership team is deeply committed to fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork. We firmly believe in creating an environment where every team member feels supported, and where we collectively strive to be the best in the business. Our leaders understand the value of a cohesive team, where individuals have each other’s backs and work together towards shared goals. By emphasizing open communication, mutual respect, and a shared sense of purpose, we encourage a culture of trust and unity. Through ongoing training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities, we empower our team members to continually enhance their skills and knowledge, enabling them to deliver exceptional results. With our leadership team’s unwavering dedication to building a strong, supportive culture, we create an environment where everyone can thrive, and where our collective commitment to excellence drives us to be leaders in the industry.

Culture Driven Leadership

Jay Cook

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.

Tony Reilly

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.

Elvir Bilajac

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.