Supplier Patrick Industries Inc. announced today the appointment of M. Scott Welch to its board, according to a press release.

Welch, 55, is the president and CEO of Elkhart, Ind.-based Welch Packaging Group, one of the largest independently owned corrugated packaging companies in the United States. Welch has served in his current role since 1988. Prior to that, Welch was a co-owner of Elkhart Container from 1985-1988.

“We are pleased to welcome Scott to our board, and are confident that his leadership, experience, passion, and enthusiasm will be a valuable resource to Patrick as we execute on our strategic plan and continue to focus on increasing shareholder value,” said Todd Cleveland, Patrick president and CEO.