Coastal Container Names Paul Doyle as CEO and Bill Baumgartner as President

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Last Updated: May 27, 2014

Coastal Container and Coastal Automotive Corporation today announced that Paul Doyle has joined the company as chief executive officer. Doyle brings more than 20 years of manufacturing leadership experience to the company.

“We are very pleased to welcome Paul to our team,” said Brent Patterson, who is stepping down as Coastal CEO and will remain as the company’s chairman. “Paul has produced great success in building high-performing, high growth organizations and we are excited about the talents he will contribute as we head into a period of significant growth for our company.”

Doyle, 55, served as president and CEO of Grand Haven-based GHSP from 2007 until earlier this year. He had previously served GHSP as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and as VP of Human Resources. A native of Portland, Oregon, Doyle has lived and worked in West Michigan since 1993, when he joined the former Donnelly Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from West Virginia University. He is also a graduate of the Notre Dame Program in Executive Management.

As CEO, Doyle will have leadership responsibility for Coastal Container and Coastal Automotive.

Also announced was the naming of Bill Baumgartner as president of Coastal Container. Baumgartner has been with Coastal since the company’s founding in 2007. A graduate of the Michigan State University School of Packaging, Baumgartner has more than 22 years of packaging industry experience. Baumgartner assumes day-to-day leadership of Coastal’s packaging business.

“We are making an all-out commitment to growing the business and getting the right leadership in place is a critical part of the equation,” Doyle said. “Bill’s experience at Coastal and within the industry is a tremendous asset for leveraging the technologies and products that will drive our container business forward.”

Clarence Martin, president of Coastal Automotive, will also report to Doyle. Based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Coastal Automotive provides of superior energy-management materials to the automotive, motorsports and packaging industries.

Coastal Container (Holland) and Coastal Automotive (Rochester Hills) provide packaging products and services to clients across the Midwest. Coastal maintains an ISTA certified design lab, able to perform more than 30 material and package tests and has earned recognition as a leader in innovative packaging solutions. The company currently employs more than 200 people at its various locations. For more information visit: HYPERLINK “” or HYPERLINK “”

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