Palace Stepps is President and General Manager of Sonoco Recycling. He was formerly Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Technology of Sonoco’s paperboard and adhesives businesses. Before joining Sonoco, Palace held several commercial and technical leadership roles in containerboard and kraft and specialty papers businesses in his 27-year paper industry career. Stepps is a member of the Board of Directors for the Paper & Packaging Board, the group responsible for the program promoting paper and paper-based packaging in the U.S. Palace is also retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he served as a linguist.
He has an MBA from Winthrop University and a bachelor of chemical engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology.