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Candidates from the newsletter of June 14, 2017


To speak with any of these candidates contact Ray Swiatecki at 800-548-3506 ext. 3275 or

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com

40698 Sales Representative/Account Manager – Recently relocated from Texas to northeast Iowa with 23 years of experience in printing/packaging industry selling commercial sheetfed and packaging printing, large format digital, UV flatbed on various substrates as well as POP, plus strong background in ink sales and pressroom consumables

  • Very successful in managing multiple territories in many states
  • Solid and focused on generating new business and providing superior client relations
  • Picked up accounts that exceed $2 million in annual sales
  • Thrives on cold calling and enjoys knocking on new doors as it sets up new challenges
  • Has all the necessary communication skills to call on any size company and at any level of management, including the CEO

74461 Sales Representative – This sales person has over 26 years of experience selling plastic foodservice products, molded plastic containers and industrial products in the Pacific Northwest

  • Sold industrial supplies and safety equipment to manufacturing facilities
  • Developed relationships with prospective customers and presented solutions by anticipating customer needs
  • Coordinated sales agreements with managers
  • Negotiated pricing and applied strategic selling techniques
  • Current sales growth over 150%
  • Sold thermoformed plastic foodservice disposable items through distributors
  • Led sales meetings and trained distributor sales representatives
  • Net territory sales were 121% of forecasted plan and more than 150% of previous year-to-date sales
  • Responsible for territory of $2.3 million

67752 Regional Sales Representative - 20 years experience selling a wide range of  packaging machinery and capital equipment. His territory is in the western states and he is located in Southern California.

  • Sales and marketing professional with 20 years of award-winning, multi-million dollar sales
  • Comfortable selling to CEOs, managing and guiding engineering groups and training channel sales managers on how to most effectively represent product group
  • Primary focus has been in processing, packaging and automation for the medical, food and industrial sectors
  • Well-versed in selling multi-line and standalone equipment, with a focus on integrating automated and robotic turn-key system solutions

74026 Production Manager/Production Supervisor – This candidate has six years of experience in corrugated box industry supervision, and is currently located in the Midwest but will consider relocation

  • Six years of experience in the box industry, working from entry level into management
  • Operated both a 38'' and a 66'' Ward flexo, Ward die cutter, 4-color Langston flexo and Sun wax cascade machine
  • Previously ran his own business, where he learned leadership responsibility and motivational skills
  • Oversees all production, material receiving, shipping and waste disposal for 3rd shift converting, including staging for all sheets from in house corrugator and outside vendors
  • Responsible for all loads and dock departures from 1 am to 6 am
  • Supervisor over seven pieces of converting equipment
  • Duties include all team managing, shift staffing, goal setting, payroll, safety toolbox and department meetings

72396 Sales Representative – Candidate has 10 years of experience selling plastic bags, food packaging and industrial packaging in the Pacific Northwest

  • Creates, develops and plans business strategies for sales growth
  • Utilizes relationship building and problem solving strategies to meet company goals
  • Increased sales by 20% in just five months
  • Brought on eight new end users in just six months
  • Specialized in food and industrial packaging, consulting with customers to resolve issues
  • Utilized selling strategies to add new business, leading to yearly 10-20% increase in sales
  • Established relationships with distributors to grow new and existing business
  • Managed 30 distributors and brokers in Oregon, Idaho and Montana

74567 Plant Manager/Design/Sales – This versatile manager has 27 years of experience in crating and pallets in industrial and Department of Defense segment; currently located in NC but will relocate for new opportunity

  • Opened a new plant to service a major aerospace manufacturer
  • Responsible for all day-to-day functions with necessary support from corporate ownership
  • Handled the sales and engineering of custom wood packing for domestic and export shipping
  • Designed crating for various Department of Defense contractors
  • Handled major accounts for the division
  • Under previous ownership served as operations manager and vice president of sales
  • Took control of the manufacturing process to cut lead time from 12 weeks to three
  • In charge of all departments, including engineering, tooling and production
  • Handled major customer tours of facility and visited theirs to bring cohesion to our processes

74217 Sales Representative/Sales Manager – With over 25 years strong experience in packaging equipment and packaging supplies, this candidate is looking for a new opportunity in Southern California.

  • Over 30 years of experience within the packaging, shipping and labeling industries, working a wide variety of industries, including medical, food and baking, packaging, industrial, mailing and print graphics
  • Provides sales training support on packaging and equipment for both distributors and end users, addressing applications that provide the most cost effective saving methods for the end user and profitability for the employer
  • Develops strong customer relationship with distributors and end users
  • Strong independent worker as well as a team player
  • Continue to stay informed with the ever changing market trends and developments within the industries and equipment development


58856 Director/Operations/Plant Manager – Candidate has 35 years of experience in folding cartons and corrugated, and is looking for a new opportunity from Chicago to Indianapolis, west to Champaign and east to Cincinnati


  • General manager, vice president, director level, operations, sales and quality experience
  • Generated sales records and new business records
  • Multi-plant operations experience
  • Industry records for  ISO 9001 implementations, upgrades and certifications
  • Industry records for non-conformance reductions
  • World record for client’s quality certification
  • FDA compliance, GMP, cGMP and HACCP implementation and management
  • FSC/SFI implementation and management experience
  • Sony Green Partnership management  experience
  • SQF Level 3, AIB implementation and management experience
  • CPSIA, CONEG and REACH compliance experience


73219 Sales Director/Sales Management – Southern California candidate has 26 years of experience selling foodservice packaging such as plastic and paper products to chain accounts, distributors and end users


  • Accomplished sales professional with 26 years of proven leadership with growth-oriented foodservice packaging manufacturers
  • Motivational, influential leader by example with success in leading organizations through successful transformation and growth
  • Proven ability to recruit, mentor and promote sales, marketing, HR, operations, quality, R&D and executive staff members, instilling a culture of collaboration and customer focus
  • Recognized by peers and customers for integrity, professionalism and expertise in identifying ways to maximize profit margins and revenue growth, a proven track record in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to increase revenue growth, launch new products and expand market reach
  • Demonstrated track record of driving profitable growth, collaborating with cross-functional operations, finance, R&D, culinary and brand management teams


64459 Structural Designer/Manager – Professional designer with 17 years of experience in corrugated/POP, designing and supervising structural and graphic projects and providing technical assistance in the field, with a background in project management and Artios/Kongsberg


  • Professional designer with more than 14 years of experience in structural and graphical design
  • Design and project manager for seven years
  • Corrugated specialist
  • Packaging and display design
  • Conceptual print production technology
  • ArtiosCAD and Kongsberg experience


68298 Packaging Engineer – This engineer has over 24 years of experience in packaging, design and project management in products like toys, confection, cosmetics and electronics; prefers West Coast but will consider other locations


  • Packaging engineer with diverse structural design and materials testing experience
  • Responds quickly with package designs that are aligned with marketing requirements by effectively gathering information and producing optimal solutions
  • Demonstrates creative thinking and initiative when developing new concepts and collaborating well with teams
  • Offers packaging design solutions, drawing from experience in multiple fields, including cosmetics, consumer products, confection and computer software
  • Designs with chipboard, corrugated, plastics, flexible, VUF blisters, etc.
  • Able to dissect projects and look at them from many angles to ensure the best design
  • Experience with project management and multi-functional teams
  • Improves product visibility, branding and recognition to support increased sales
  • Driven to produce the best possible package options within time and budgetary constraints
  • Breaks problems into parts and use logic to analyze the issues
  • Technical skills include ArtiosCAD, Score, Illustrator, Photoshop, Mac, Windows, Microsoft, SolidWorks and cutting tables
  • Comfortable in manufacturing environment with machinery


74219 Sales Director – With 23 years of experience in extruded blown poly and PET, closures and components, this NJ candidate is looking for a sales or sales management position and will relocate


  • Promoted to manage the northeast region and rebuilt the northeast office, hiring five account managers
  • Generated $55 million in annual sales, providing plastic packaging and blow molding equipment to the personal care and household markets
  • Collaborated with corporate headquarters to develop and implement effective sales strategies and develop budgets
  • Worked collaboratively with all levels of the organization to ensure cross-functional decision making
  • Won new accounts and drove $3 million sales growth with client
  • Led 15% growth in existing accounts
  • Developed a sales process within CRM, built in SAP, to monitor and ensure that leads and opportunities supported the budget objectives
  • Grew account from $10 million to $15 million in annual sales within two years
  • Moved company into largeware extrusion business, displacing incumbent supplier
  • Won $3 million in new business from a competitor, securing a 90 million unit commitment
  • Built a development plan with technical team to simultaneously develop 16 new blow molds
  • Hired, trained and coached account managers and national account managers
  • Built a team of account representatives that consistently outperformed their peers
  • Led teams to develop and implement an employee recognition plan


48146 Plant Manager/Process Improvement/Project Management – This candidate is experienced with electrical maintenance/PLCs and field installation of corrugated machinery


  • National account customer support leader
  • Plant manager in a corrugated packaging facility while leading 30 associates
  • Field service technician for the corrugated packaging industry for seven years
  • PLC and drive systems (B&R, Allen-Bradley, GE, ABB, Siemens and Reliance)
  • Industrial electrical maintenance supervisor for six years
  • Supervisor of 25 men in the US Navy as an E-6 while receiving 4.0 evaluations


71406 Regional Sales Manager – Candidate has over 20 years of experience selling packaging equipment in the food and beverage industry such as fillers, palletizers, case packers, conveyors and inspection equipment throughout the eastern half of North America, and is looking for a new opportunity out of the Tampa Bay area

  • Specializes in new business development and major market expansion

  • Combines entrepreneurial drive with business management skills to drive gains in revenue, market share and profit performance

  • Communicates a clear, strategic sales vision, effectively training and coaching both veteran and junior sales team members

  • Cultivates excellent relationships with new prospects and existing customers

  • Able to turn around lagging operations and prepare companies for fast growth and profitability

  • Key skills include new business development, turnaround and high growth strategies, P&L management, customer relationship management, strategic planning, staff training and development, operations management, contract negotiations, key account management, and budgeting and forecasting

73876 Plant/Production Manager – Candidate has 16 years of corrugated experience, with prior plant management experience unrelated to packaging, and will consider relocation


  • Hands on, energetic, action-driven management leader with strong business acumen as well as successful experience in operations management, customer relations, leadership development, cross-functional team leadership, team building and delivering positive outcomes with strong and sustainable gains
  • Able to identify and implement strategies to reduce costs, increase revenue, strengthen customer relationships, improve business practices and drive profitable growth
  • Broad-based management skills, with strong planning, communication, organizational and decision-making ability to successfully direct concurrent projects
  • Mentors staff and encourages a team environment for high levels of employee confidence and satisfaction
  • Excels in dynamic and demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused
  • Areas of expertise include team building/leadership, safety management, lean manufacturing/Six Sigma, union relations, strategic planning, manufacturing excellence, leadership development, customer relations and ISO 9001 quality management


63303 Senior Plant Manager/Production Manager – This folding carton professional with over 30 years of experience is looking for a new opportunity on the East Coast, Southeast or Southwest


  • In charge of production and concerns with lean manufacturing
  • In charge of six direct reports
  • No loss time accidents over an eight year period with a total recordable incident rate of less than .08% per year
  • Helped increase production from $47 million to $130 million+
  • Opened markets, including pharmaceutical, food and consumer packaging
  • Developed employee training programs to improve efficiencies in manufacturing
  • Managed a plant workforce of 250 employees
  • Created in-house automated die room to bring manufacturing under one facility
  • Led the upgrading of equipment for the plant, including three 56” 7C KBA Rapidas, 50” 7C KBA Rapida, 41” 7C Chameleon w/UV, two 18” 5-6C narrow web flexos, 10C Omet flexo, five blanking die cutters (including Bobst 145, 142CER2, 130 and 106 Sprintera), eight gluers (including Bobst Masterfolds) and three windowers


67983 Project Engineer/Maintenance Mechanic – This West Coast engineer with 25 years of experience in installation and programming high speed printing machinery and related PLCs/VFDs, relay logic and motor controls is looking for a contracted position in the Anaheim, CA region


  • First rate electro/mechanical technician with managerial and supervisory experience with project development, process documentation, design and troubleshooting
  • Designs, rebuilds and troubleshoots high speed printing machinery, including PLCs, VFDs, high and low voltages and amperages, motor control, relay logic and temperature controls
  • Contract assignments involving industrial electrical construction of Class 1 Division 1 installations while installing latest technology of robotic paint and electro-plating equipment
  • Ground floor installation of new machinery
  • Troubleshot both electrical and mechanical issues, with emphasis on PLC and VFD problems
  • Hired and trained a new maintenance crew to be able to facilitate a 24/7 production operation
  • Developed a daily, weekly, monthly and semiannual preventive and predictive maintenance program
  • Organized and procured machine parts and maintenance necessities, including the need for outside contract services such as machine shops
  • Built and organized a new parts department through the use of the MP2 program



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