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Candidates from the newsletter of July 30, 2018


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

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com

46311 Sales Representative – This Michigan candidate has 14 years of experience selling poly bags, films, sheeting and bundling films, both printed and unprinted, with sales volume of $1.5 million in IL, MI, OH and IN

  • Provides sales development and account management services in the Midwest for multiple lines of flexible packaging products, including custom printed and unprinted packaging films, bags and sheeting for national and regional manufacturers, printers and converters

  • Negotiated contracts to represent manufacturers, and negotiated terms and territories for products represented, accounts managed and markets covered

  • Obtained $1 million in new sales in 2017 from select manufacturers in certain market segments, including food manufacturing and processing and specialty film applications

  • Set up new web site and created engaging content for mass distribution using direct mailing programs to increase market exposure

39752 Design Manager/Design Lead – This designer has 10 years of experience in paperboard, corrugated, rigid, plastic, thermoform and other materials, as well as Artios, Solidworks, TOPS and CAPE, and is in the San Francisco area

  • Built the global design center from the ground up – creating an open work space and bringing in a team of designers, top-end prototyping equipment and a test lab
  • Manages staff of 3-4 structural designers, a graphic designer and 1-3 hourly workers
  • Offers broad range of design and prototyping services focusing on smart, beautiful and efficient packaging solutions
  • Led a team of five designers on innovative packaging while meeting aggressive schedules
  • Critical in establishing transition from simply a packaging engineering group to internal design studio to compete with outside agencies
  • Focused on bringing creative, yet realistic, concepts to internal customers
  • Lead designer for most high-end projects, including paperboard, rigid box, corrugated, thermoformed plastic and injection molded plastic
  • Provided renderings and full-color mock-ups for stakeholder review

66103 Sales Representative – Sales professional and relationship builder with 25 years of experience selling corrugated, displays and folding cartons nationwide; lives in both NJ and FL

  • Sales manager for international manufacturer of corrugated packaging, displays and folding cartons

  • Responsible for initiating, developing and maintaining sales along the Southeast

  • Responsible for the development of new sales initiatives, point of purchase displays, packaging and fulfillment

  • Recruits, selects and assists in training new sales staff

  • Maintains customer contact, evaluates performance, manages conflict resolution, address complaints, and resolves both internal and external issues

  • Manages the permanent displays division

  • Oversees the design and development of permanent displays

  • Works with existing sales staff and outside agencies in the development and purchasing of permanent displays

  • Responsible for personally securing temporary display and graphic packaging to keep internal production lines busy

46764 Sales Representative – Pennsylvania candidate has two years of successful FIBC packaging sales and previous 11 years of sales in IBC and material handling products, is looking for a home-based sales position

  • Research and development of marketplace
  • Customer development and distribution setup
  • Flexible intermediate bulk containers
  • BOPP bags
  • WPP bag
  • Paper, poly and PE bags
  • Sales and service of intermediate bulk containers and material handling equipment
  • Steel, poly and blow molded IBCs
  • UN/DOT testing/recertification for intermediate bulk containers
  • Sales of mixers, custom IBCs/containers and ancillary equipment
  • Custom steel fabrication and design

79345 Lead Press Operator – This press operator has over 20 years of experience running KBA and Heidelberg presses, is located in NC and will relocate in NC, SC, TN or GA

  • Working supervisor running a Heidelberg XL105, 6-color plus coater
  • Works with shipping and receiving as well as scheduling to line up work for the press
  • Stays current with PMs as well as scheduled maintenance
  • Sets up, makes ready and runs jobs by color match or densities to reach internal as well as external customer requirements
  • Ran a KBA Rapida 152, 7-color press
  • After years of being a lead producer of product, was promoted to shift supervisor over three sheeters and six presses plus personnel, around 20 to 23 people total
  • Printed everything from cassette and CD packaging to food grade and pharmaceutical packaging

79313 Structural Designer – Candidate has eight years of experience in corrugated design of cartons and POP, plus some experience in folding cartons, using Artios, TOPS and Adobe; located in TX but will relocate Southwest or Southeast

  • ArtiosCAD
  • TOPS
  • Abode Illustrator
  • Worked in the design lab
  • Learned how to design more efficiently for production
  • Daily sample requests from over 15 sales representatives
  • Managed all activity for a broker, which included design, sales, shipping, billing and customer service

79347 Journeyman Pressman – This pressman has over 25 years of experience in commercial lithographic printing using Komori and Heidelberg presses in the Scranton, PA area

  • Solo operation of 28" 5-color Komori with aqueous coating
  • Responsible for quality and production throughout press run
  • Set up of press and make-ready, and adjustment of color and register
  • Loads paper and performs wash-up
  • Performs routine repairs and preventive maintenance as allowed
  • 1st pressman on 40" roll-fed 8-color perfecting press with inter-station UV and UV coating
  • Lead man on 2-man crew
  • Responsible for quality and production of press runs

79317 Sales Representative – Candidate has 22 years of experience selling food packaging items such as to go packaging, wrappers, plates and similar items in the food and processor industry; currently located in WI but would consider relocation

  • Results-driven territory manager/sales executive with impressive new business development, sales and account management track record
  • Insightful and persuasive negotiator credited with leveraging competitive market intelligence, closing profitable contracts, and advancing brand presence and market share
  • Dynamic communicator and liaison with reputation for building/sustaining collaborative professional partnerships and networks, earning loyal repeat and referral business, and increasing account volume and profitability
  • Knowledgeable and versatile professional with emphasis on quality, accountability and customer service excellence
  • Territory management, new business development, client consulting and relationship management
  • Project management and contract negotiations
  • Team supervision and performance management
  • SAP, SharePoint, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook

79281 Packaging Technician/Field Service – This person has 10 years of experience with electrical controls, PLCs, packaging equipment installation, capital equipment and repairs in Chicago, and is looking for a home-based position

  • Field electrical controls and packaging equipment technician providing remote and on-site technical support
  • Travels to customer sites across the nation to evaluate, install, maintain and repair custom packaging systems
  • Frequent use of Lenze servo drives and VFDs, with the ability to program and troubleshoot
  • Programs and troubleshoots Allen-Bradley PLCs
  • Able to evaluate other OEM’s PLC programs and edit for integration, controls and optimization
  • Diagnoses and programs packaging equipment HMIs
  • Able to use control skills to integrate other OEM systems with company’s production lines
  • Project lead on complete line of thermoforming vacuum packaging lines
  • Project and controls lead on complete line of tray sealer packaging lines
  • Integrated conveyors, scale systems, meat slicers, cracker placers, denesters and dosing equipment
  • Complete factory authorized testing of all packaging equipment before it's shipped out for install
  • Performs complete machine builds, with custom electrical, wiring, pneumatic configurations and peripheral equipment
  • Able to read blueprints and schematics to complete custom packaging lines from print
  • Works with customer project engineers to procure necessary and correct personnel for the project
  • Communicates with customer and engineering to implement field changes and creative solutions
  • Trains all customers and end users at all organizational levels on how to properly operate all products
  • Trains maintenance staff on proper maintenance intervals, operation and repair of all equipment
  • Constant use of Filemaker for service reporting and timesheets for payroll
  • Works independently with minimal supervision, making all travel arrangements through Concur
  • Maintains spare parts inventory, tools and manuals
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

54307 Sales Representative – This NC sales professional has over 25 years of experience selling rigid plastic containers, pallets and dunnage to food and manufacturing users, including automotive industry, in the Southeast

  • Devises innovative sales and marketing strategies and initiatives that drive sales, expand market reach, improve business development and increase revenues, regardless of economic climate

  • Consistently exceeds established goals and objectives by employing expertise in market penetration, new product development and implementation, annual business plans and reviews, and strategy execution

  • Cultivates lasting relationships with consumers, ensuring future, lucrative business opportunities and referrals

  • Developed extensive industry networks of satisfied clients and strategic partners

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, organization, multitasking and people skills

  • Boosted sales growth by 15% year-over-year despite down market, ensuring quality and timeliness with record-setting results through new product design and implementation

  • Acquired top-quality product line offerings through extensive networking with prior industry-leading contacts and referrals

  • Within first year of employment, converted more than 350K new units, despite declining economic climate, by generating significant new business within territory

  • Earned multiple awards and honors throughout tenure, including Worldwide Salesman of the Year twice and Highest Gross Margin Sales Leader 12 times

  • Consistently exceeded sales quotas year after year throughout 17 year tenure by developing new products and attracting new customers despite constantly declining territory

31485 Sales Representative – San Diego-based candidate with 25 years of experience selling web advertising/digital media, custom print communication, flexible packaging, POP displays, retail boxes and other value added printed products is looking for a regional, national or territory position


  • Dynamic and tactical sales professional with more than 25 years of success in driving revenue for highly technical products by employing expertise in sales, business development and relationship management
  • Results-orientated specialist with history of driving sales, developing strategy and cultivating strategic contacts within custom print and packaging and allied fields
  • Driven sales master, accountable for aggressively supporting regional development and expansion of organizations
  • Talented and proficient leader capable of hiring, training and propelling teams to excellence and mentoring individuals to achieve their highest potential
  • Expert communicator known for utilizing effectual negotiation and interpersonal skills to close large deals and enhance an organization’s bottom line
  • Inspirational and focused executive with ability to align organizational systems, unleash individual talents and build long-standing, collaborative relationships throughout an organization


72100 Maintenance Technician/Field Service – This person has 20 years of experience in repair and troubleshooting of a wide range of capital equipment, packaging equipment, PLCs and other electrical controls, and is looking for an opportunity out of home base in Ft. Wayne, IN area


  • Excellent customer service skills used to provide a variety of customized service packages to guarantee unprecedented reliability and performance
  • Electronics and machine technician with extensive hands-on production machinery repair and troubleshooting expertise
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of CNC applications and PLC on-line editing
  • Able to gain customer confidence and trust through strong personal skills, salesmanship and results
  • Utilizes career expertise to successfully conduct, assist and complete projects for an established customer base of both major and minor food producers; these include new and used production equipment installs and upgrades


79245 Sales Representative – Sales rep with 20 years of experience in independent sales of BOPP products, shrink films, boxes, tapes, bags and injection molded products is looking for new opportunity based out of Charlotte, NC/Rock Hill, SC area


40663 Business Development/Sales Management/Marketing – This candidate in Connecticut has 25 years of experience in lidding films, foil and pouch materials in the food, beverage and health care markets


  • Highly accomplished sales and business development professional with sales management, business development, product management and marketing skills, dedicated to the development of highly technical packaging for pharmaceutical and medical device products
  • Promoted to senior product manager for copolyester medical device films and PVdC films (2014)
  • Team member responsible for targeting strategic areas of growth which led to acquisition (turnover €65M) and $15M investment in a new extrusion facility (2012)
  • Played a strategic role in the investment, opening and staffing of a US films manufacturing facility
  • Promoted from North American sales manager to VP of sales and marketing manager at previous company (2004)


79280 Sales Representative – Candidate has 25 years of experience selling plastic films, labels and tapes in Chicago area for manufacturers and distribution, with background in adhesives


  • Performance-driven sales executive with notable success in multi-state territory development, accomplished through effective time and territory management
  • 25 years in sales has been spent calling on national corporations
  • Demonstrated the ability to influence the purchasing decisions involving a diverse customer base through effective time and territory management, conducting proper commercial sales investigation and providing effective communications
  • Formally trained in solution selling in a commercial setting to analyze the true nature of purchasing decisions, facilitated by enrollment in selling skill classes and seminars, coupled with the ability to listen and identify problems, and experience from on the job solution selling
  • Conducted in-depth territory potential sales analysis, aiding in establishing budgets, formulating sales strategies, assisting in the supervision of sales distribution and staff, and assisting in prioritizing actions and enhancing time and territory management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills achieved through being self-taught in several software programs, including Salesforce, Goldmine, ACT!, Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Extensive experience in working with chemists, trade persons and technical support staff, enhanced by excellent communication skills to facilitate critical information flow
  • Experienced in selling films, paper, adhesives and coatings
  • Performed cost justification for capital expenditures by performing time studies, cost to benefit analysis, and composing return on investment reports


79244 Sales Representative/Engineer – NC candidate has 20 years of experience in labels, labeling equipment and custom label systems with technical background, and is looking for new sales opportunity or project manager/technical opportunity


  • 14 years in manufacturing and quality management; 21 years in technical sales
  • Consistently top salesperson
  • Frequently praised for superior service
  • Detailed, hands-on engineer
  • Repeated success as a project manager
  • Sold labelers, inkjet and laser coders in SC, western NC and eastern TN
  • Averaged $640,000 gross profit on $2 million annual sales


23531 Sales Representative – Candidate has 20 years experience selling corrugated containers in Southern California


  • Motivated and accomplished sales representative attentive to details with outstanding follow-through
  • Proficient in building relationships, negotiating deals and closing sales
  • Detail-oriented and innovative self-starter and congenial salesperson
  • Excellent creativity while keeping industry standards in mind
  • Available to work a variety of hours and to commit long-term
  • Demonstrate new and innovative ideas in a professional manner
  • Raised business from zero to $2,000,000 per year
  • Designed new packaging resulting in a 30% savings and significant reduction in damages, resulting in extra savings
  • Won awards for fasted growing sales representative in first three years
  • Top current sales representative out of 10 in house and over 100 brokers




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