Executive Team

Joe Justin, CEO

Joe Justin attended Northwest Missouri State University for three years before joining the Marine Corps and spending part of his tour in Vietnam. When he returned, he completed his undergraduate degree and his MBA. He then took a position with Glad Trash Bags for six years developing materials that are still used in Glad Trash Bags today. Mr. Justin also worked as a plant manager and general manager with a slot cast film manufacturer, specialty film manufacturer and retail carry out bag manufacturer.

He was then was brought onboard to head up WhiteHall’s predecessor company, Hallmark Packaging, a manufacturer of products for the same industry we are in today. When the owners of that company decided they didn’t want to invest in the new equipment needed for it to remain competitive, Mr. Justin decided that he would take over the company, but change its focus from manufacturing to distributing. The new company, which he renamed WhiteHall ("white" chosen to project a clean, new image, with "hall" retained as a tie to their old company), hit the ground running with an established customer base, excellent product line, experienced team of industry experts and plans to expand.

Mike Russo, President

Mike Russo was promoted to President of WhiteHall Products in early 2010. Mr. Russo was previously CFO of WhiteHall Products since 1992. Prior to joining WhiteHall, Mr. Russo served as controller for Cleanse-Tech, a Brooklyn, NY chemical company. Before that he was field service supervisor for New York, NY-based computer company Mibar Enterprises.

Mr. Russo received his BS degree with a major in computer science and minor in business from New York Institute of Technology. He also received his designation as a chartered mutual fund counselor and passed the certified financial planning education program from the College of Financial Planning, Denver, CO.

Mark Justin, Vice President

Mark Justin joined WhiteHall Products working in an accounting/sales position in 1999. He was later promoted to director of sales and then to vice president in 2006. Prior to joining WhiteHall, Mr. Justin was a branch manager at Regan Marketing where he represented food lines including Tyson, Stouffers, Quick to Fix and Campbell’s. He also served as co-owner and manager of a Best Western franchise in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Before that, he was a sales manager for Solo Cup Company and Kellogg Company based in the Kansas City, Missouri market. Mr. Justin received his BS degree with a major in management from Missouri Western State University.