Stanley B. Bikulege Joins Coker Board of Trustees


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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Nov. 1, 2011 – Hilex Poly Co. CEO Stanley B. Bikulege has been elected to serve on the Coker College the Board of Trustees.

“While the social, economic and academic landscape of higher education today is challenging and complex, as an industry leader who is highly regarded as a champion of innovation and efficiency, Stan will bring invaluable insights to our board discussions,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt.  “Coker is most fortunate to have his support.”

“I welcome the opportunity to serve on Coker’s board,” said Bikulege.  “Hartsville’s future and, indeed, our nation’s future are directly linked to educational achievement.  By serving on the Coker board, I hope to help ensure that the institution’s tradition of academic excellence continues for generations to come.”

Since 2008, Bikulege has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilex Poly Co., the leading manufacturer and recycler of retail and grocery bags in the U.S.  He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Hilex. With headquarters in Hartsville and 10 strategically located manufacturing facilities across the United States, Hilex’s facilities include the world’s largest plastic bag recycling plant.  Mr. Bikulege is also on the Board of DG3 a supplier of printed products and services.

Bikulege has held a number of executive positions for both public and private companies in various industries. Prior to taking the helm at Hilex, Bikulege was an operating partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a mid-market Private Equity Firm.

He has previously held the positions of President and CEO for Renaissance Mark, a leading manufacturer of labels, President and CEO of Exopack, one of the largest converters of  flexible packaging in the U.S and Group President for Pliant Corporation.

Bikulege received a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University.

The Coker College Board of Trustees maintains broad responsibility for the mission, long-range direction, policies, and financial condition of the institution.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

 

 
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