About PFFC's Editorial Staff

President/Editorial Director
Yolanda Simonsis

Yolanda Simonsis is a 39-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business Information), including Packaging Digest for five years and Converting Magazine for 12 years.

In 1995, Simonsis joined the staff of PFFC, assuming the position of Associate Publisher and Chief Editor. She also assumed the position of Editorial Director of Boxboard Containers Intl. from September 2000 through its closing in February 2002. In 2008 Yolanda led her staff to winning a "2008 Publication of the Year" award from the Printer's National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) for the September 2007 "Green Converting" issue. She now serves as President/Editorial Director of YTC Media Inc., the new owner of PFFC.

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Managing Editor
Claudia Hine

Claudia Hine joined the PFFC staff in January 1999 and served as its Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, and Senior Editor before being named Managing Editor in December 2003. Formerly, she was Managing Editor for Adhesives Age magazine. Claudia holds a B.A. in communications from DePaul University in Chicago and has spent her entire career in the publishing industry. Her background includes stints in sales administration, advertising production, and corporate communications.

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Senior Editor
Deborah Donberg

Deborah Donberg joined PFFC in June 1995 as Managing Editor until 2003 when she moved to the position of Associate Managing Editor. In 2009 Debbie became a Contributor and now serves as Senior Editor for PFFC in its exclusively electronic format. Prior to joining PFFC, Deborah served with Yolanda Simonsis at Delta Communications and subsequently Reed Business Information on Converting Magazine as its Managing Editor from 1984–1995. Before that she worked as Production Editor on Packaging Digest, which served as additional preparation for her long stint in the packaging and converting industries.

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Contributing Editor
Christine Pietryla

Christine Pietryla has worked with PFFC since 2011 and has been in the media and public relations industries since 1999. In 2002, she began consulting and has assisted many packaging, energy, healthcare, sustainability, and professional service clients by serving as their lead strategist, the company spokesperson, and primary communications counsel. Clients often hire her as an interim CMO during early growth stages. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Florida College of Journalism and proudly sits on its Public Relations Dept.'s Advisory Board.

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