CHSAA Distinguished Alumni
   Each year the Centralia High School Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni from all walks of life and occupations.  Annette Chores was a member of the induction class of 2019 and was honored in ceremonies at the high school and the Centralia Community Arts Center.

Robert Comper

Class of 1972


President Americas, GladesGuppy Packaging Malaysia


Certificate Drafting Technology, Mechanical/Architectural, Kaskaskia College, 1975

Associate of Applied Science, Engineering Technology, Kaskaskia College, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Minor Manufacturing Processes, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1991

Outstanding Contribution to Profession

Coordinate merger acquisitions absorption small printing companies in Singapore for Singapore Press Holding/Times Publishing working to keep small printer bankruptcies from occurring.

Government and Product Team lead setting u McDonald's in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Develop and launch Hub and Spoke manufacturing location system for McDonald's Asia, 1.5 billion in spending per year.

Find, develop, and groom new packaging suppliers for McDonald's packaging in Asia, getting small Asia packaging suppliers into the Quick Service Restaurant business which are now large corporations in Asia.

Coordinate acquisitions absorption of contracts by Oracle Corporation working within their M & A team many of which were multi-billion dollar deals.

Develop and launch automated global AR Invoicing system for Oracle Corporation saving three million dollars per year.

Develop, coordinate and secure major contract for Guppy Plastic Industries with McDonald’s North America, five million in sales per year.

Pioneer in developing and launching Compostable Packaging products into the Quick Service Restaurant industry with McDonald’s USA being a major customer, with compostable development continuing into other packaging items.

Coordinate merger of Guppy Plastic Industries Malaysia and Glades International Philippines resulting in GladesGuppy Packaging, creating the 5th largest Quick Service Restaurant consumer packaging company in Asia servicing .

Currently working with Governments and Quick Service Restaurants in Asia via project “Blueskye” which creates a marketplace of support for recycling, composting, collection, material selection, etc, allowing recycled materials to be listed in global commodities markets.


Nominated to be on the board for the Master printers Guild Singapore, 1991-1992

Recognition award by McDonald's India on successful opening of their first store, 1996

Paul Harris Fellow, 2009, 2011, 2013-2015, 2017, 2019, and 2019

Nominated to the Board as VP. Singapore America Business Association

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