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Candidates from the newsletter of February 1, 2021


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

Email ray@swiftrecruiters.com


70146 Operations/Process/Converting Manager – Candidate is experienced in paper, containerboard, corrugated and pulp at manufacturing level and mill, and is looking for opportunity with 100 miles of Columbia, SC

  • Highly effective operations and production management professional with extensive experience in paper converting, capital management and managing continuous improvement efforts
  • Rapidly able to identify and correct process gaps to enhance performance and drive business excellence
  • Recognized for achieving quick positive results in difficult environments
  • Responsible for safety, quality, cost, productivity and availability for food and industrial packaging operation
  • Responsible for leadership staff of 12 and workforce of 160 employees
  • Responsible for maintenance scheduling, maintenance spending budget and availability
  • Worked with production and maintenance to set and schedule daily, weekly and monthly maintenance priorities
  • Realized productivity increase of 12% and yield improvements of 4%
  • Functioned as training lead and developed training systems


86063 Regional Sales Representative – This person is experienced in sales of labels, forms, packaging paper and specialty paper rolls, and is located in Illinois but will consider relocation to St. Louis area

  • Utilizes more than 20 years of consultative sales, regional sales and project management experience
  • Worked with industries that include hospitality, industrial and services across the country and internationally, including market-leading, Fortune 500 companies
  • Delivers unparalleled customer service through proven problem-solving skills with an exemplary record of sales success
  • Hunter by nature with a no fear attitude and comfortable working with C-suite and VP executives
  • Regional sales manager for Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee
  • Successfully increased sales in market from $2.5MM to $2.75MM
  • Additional responsibility included custom product estimating and purchasing raw paper material for all three plants
  • Achieved top representative numerous times during tenure with over $300K in sales annually


39458 Sales Representative – Candidate is experienced in sales of a wide range of films for labels, flexible packaging and pouches to distributors and converters in the Midwest

  • Highly accomplished senior sales executive with a track record of consistently exceeding established sales and prospecting goals in the packaging and printing manufacturing industry
  • Technical knowledge in unsupported BOPP and PET films (clear, matte, cast and metallized); barrier film for food packaging and other markets; heat sealable and non-sealable slip modified films, lidding and shrink; PE (clear and white); laminations for pouches; self would label films; and soft touch coated PET for pet food bags, health and beauty, cosmetics, etc.
  • Sells films, barrier and specialty for the packaging and labeling industries
  • Current territory volume $12.5MM, 12% growth over the past year
  • Territory covers IL, WI, MN, IA, MO, KS and AR
  • Specialized in shrink films for beverage and packaging
  • Previously prospected and identified new customers in the packaging, printing and industrial sectors throughout North America
  • Markets included food packaging, labels, folding cartons, flexographic printing, laminating, pouching, distribution sales, and end user technical sales and support


34291 Sales Representative – This person most recently sold paper products and tissues in the restaurant industry but has industrial sales experience selling co-extruded flexibles, films and packaging distribution products; New Jersey located but would relocate to eastern seaboard

  • Highly motivated and accomplished sales professional with a record of always exceeding sales, profit, and market share goals
  • Expert in consultative and solution-selling with proven ability to rapidly assess competitive markets and capitalize on sales opportunities
  • Strong planning, prospecting, cold-calling, presentation and sales skills along with persistence and commitment to goal achievement
  • Inherited current distribution partners, and tasked with significantly expanding product category lines within current distribution, while building new partnerships with new and increased distribution in the New York metropolitan area
  • Closely tracked market trends, absorbed competitor product knowledge and delivered energetic, in-depth presentations
  • Received 100% customer service satisfaction with excellence in service
  • Increased territorial sales by 25% within two years
  • Provide vital quarterly reviews that capture market business sales, both new or lost, with heavy scrutiny of areas for potential sales opportunities for the company


86783 Chief Financial Officer – Candidate has over 20 years of high level financial experience with companies in the corrugated, folding carton, paperboard, label and print industries

  • Highly motivated and accomplished sales professional with a record of always exceeding sales, profit, and market share goals

  • 20+ years of expertise in advancing financial and business performance for manufacturing and distribution companies

  • Track record of fueling business growth, profitability and efficiency through financial strategies, M&A activity, improved processes and cost reductions

  • Savvy strategist in short- and long-range planning based on comprehensive data analysis of various interdependent variables, leveraging robust technology and reporting

  • Led all aspects of finance, including long-range planning, P&L, M&A planning and due diligence, annual budget, financial analyses, reporting, compliance, analytics, strategic initiatives, treasury, risk management, accounting and IT

  • Propelled 250% company growth in 2.5 years, increasing EBITDA from $30M to $50M and sales from $200M to $500M through four acquisitions

  • Saved $90K annually, reduced debt by $5M, and improved cash management

  • Improved EBITDA by $9M/year through strategic initiatives

  • Partnered with a 3PL group to lower freight spend by $1M

  • Facilitated removal of $500K per year in warehouse overtime costs, $1M in repairs and maintenance, and 10% higher machine utilization

  • Saved $800K yearly by lowering credit card fees for customer payments, transitioning to new raw material delivery carrier, and consolidating shipping provider accounts, cell phone accounts and software licenses


75323 Corrugated Designer – Florida candidate is experienced in corrugated box design, plant maintenance and engineering, is UN certified in box design, and will consider relocation in the Southeast

  • 16 years in a corrugated box plant focusing on higher efficiencies, profit increases, waste reduction and quality assurance
  • Experience in all aspects of corrugated boxboard plant (corrugation and conversion equipment), blown plastic film, twine and self-adhesives conversion systems
  • Effectively trained in quality certified systems that have been assessed and certified meeting the requirements of ISO-9001:2008 and integrated ISO-14001:2004 audits
  • Trained in equipment calibration meeting requirements for NIST certified patterns
  • Proficient in quality assurance and customer satisfaction based on TAPPI requirements for paper testing
  • UN packaging certification process (design and testing)
  • Designs UN and non-UN corrugated boxes based on clients’ requirements
  • Manages box making and printing process
  • Improves existing packaging options


86735 Customer Service Representative – This CSR is experienced in the corrugated industry, has Amtech experience and is looking for new opportunity in a warmer climate

  • Knowledgeable and dedicated customer service professional with extensive experience in the chemical and corrugated industries
  • Solid team player with outgoing, positive demeanor and proven skills in establishing rapport with clients
  • Articulate, energetic and results-oriented with exemplary passion for developing relationships, cultivating partnerships and growing businesses
  • Daily invoicing and billing
  • Reviews and evaluates customer orders to determine acceptance based on product availability, equipment availability, loading appointment availability and the most efficient logistical arrangement to maximize freight economics
  • Works with sales and marketing departments to ensure correct pricing, payment terms and freight terms are entered for each order
  • Submits appropriate federal regulatory documents or automated filings as needed for export shipments
  • Works with freight forwarders to coordinate bookings and shipments of export orders, troubleshooting as necessary


84527 Customer Service Representative – Candidate experienced in the corrugated box industry is looking for new opportunity in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

  • Managed over 20 accounts while helping to implement customer service policies and procedures for a rapidly growing company and customer base
  • Managed warehouse accounts and tracked inventory levels
  • Configured new items and set up specs for existing and new customers
  • Ordered all tooling necessary: cutting dies, print plates, machine maintenance needs and parts
  • Created daily reports for the scheduling, production, shipping and design teams to achieve customer satisfaction and on time delivery
  • Previously managed 12 national accounts and eight local accounts with a sales volume of $10M/year
  • Assisted with the scheduling and production teams daily in production meetings to achieve customer satisfaction with 98% on time delivery
  • Worked with the sales team and their customers to design a portfolio to adapt each customer’s individual needs
  • Instrumental in working with accounting and sales to reduce AR to less than 30 days


86170 Purchasing/Inventory Manager – This person is experienced in purchasing of sheetfed/digital papers, inks, coatings and packaging/shipping supplies, and is looking for new opportunity in the St. Louis area

  • Experienced purchasing/production manager displaying sound judgment in managing and controlling expenses
  • Consistently develops processes to improve the effectiveness of the department and overall operations of the organization
  • Identifies cost saving solutions to strengthen cost-profit ratios
  • Ensures all expenditures are in the best interest of the organization, while maintaining the highest standards of quality
  • Self-managed annual profit of $100,000+ through custom calendar program for franchisees
  • Self-managed 18% profit on annual purchases of approximately $1,000,000+
  • Purchased sheetfed, web and digital papers and supplies, inks and coatings, and packaging, shipping, bindery and fulfillment supplies
  • Inventory management, lead on forestry management, vendor/supplier selection, purchase order creation/management and more


85587 Regional/National Sales Account Manager – Pennsylvania candidate is experienced in sales of paper, plastic packaging (blow molded and injection molded) and foodservice disposables in Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

  • Goal-driven, persistent, tenacious national sales account management professional demonstrating award-winning sales records in highly competitive industries
  • Expert in managing all phases of sales development cycles, from prospecting and cold calling through detailed presentations, contract negotiations, closing and program implementation
  • Experienced in calling on multiple channels, including QSRs, casual dining, snack/bakery, gaming/casinos, hotels/lodging, healthcare facilities, 3rd party foodservice operators, manufacturing, grocery/supermarket, C-stores, redistribution and foodservice distributors
  • Managed profitable growth and development of assigned accounts within the commercial division to maximize sales potential, exceed budgeted growth parameters and develop future expansion
  • Managed business worth $20 million
  • Strategically planned for and managed target account proposals, programs, promotions and timelines to ensure that sales opportunities were identified and properly pursued
  • Held full management accountability for market execution, program compliance, sales, operational expenses, and profit and loss
  • Directed supply chain optimization and productivity improvement programs between the customer and company


74356 Sales Representative – Candidate is experienced in sales of corrugated and packaging supplies; located in the Northwest but would consider opportunity in Los Angeles area

  • Hard working professional with over seven years of selling experience in the packaging industry
  • Proven track record of growing business organically, while maintaining relationships with long-term customers by building trust and a demonstration of care and understanding for their needs
  • Comfortable working with executive level positions and currently managing a book of business over $4 million in top line annual sales
  • Grew inherited book of business by over 40% within first year through organic growth, remote sales and in field prospecting, exceeding first year sales target by 13%
  • Reduced individual account’s overall packaging spend by over $200K through structural redesign and alternative materials
  • Opened over 20 new accounts in 2020, generating over $700K in new sales
  • Specializes in custom retail packaging to promote brand awareness and targeted market growth
  • Manages Seattle metropolitan area, selling to direct end users as well as distributors
  • Targeted industries include food and beverage, medical, cosmetic products, manufacturing and aerospace
  • Successfully navigated end of year price increases with no accounts lost


85878 General Manager/Sales Manager – Candidate is experienced in distribution sales of general packaging products and supplies; Pennsylvania located but will consider moving

  • General manager/sales manager with experience in all aspects of operations and sales related to paper, packaging and distribution
  • Consistently increases sales while improving operational performance at poor performing facilities
  • Builds strong customer relationships based on trust
  • Identifies and manages strong and weak performers within sales and operations
  • Responsible for customer relations and sales growth in a territory with $3,000,000 of packaging business
  • Customers are steel manufacturers and food processors
  • Closed large facility supply contract in 2019; developed, planned and led installation of 2000 soap, towel and tissue dispensers across 10 different plants
  • Closed, planned and managed a large co-packing POP display project that was delivered on time to a large retailer in 2019
  • Strengthened company’s relationship with a large frozen food manufacturer by redesigning multiple cartons to provide savings for them and their customers


77783 Production Manager/Corrugator Superintendent/Fabricating Supervisor Candidate has over 15 years of experience in corrugated and paper plants, and will relocate within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

  • US Navy veteran with proven success leading people, teams and projects in multi-shift manufacturing organizations (union and non-union)

  • Skilled at identifying root causes and implementing processes to boost productivity, safety and operating efficiency in turnaround and high-demand ISO environments

  • Track record of delivering results on time and on budget

  • Directed a three-shift paper plate and bowl operation

  • Oversaw four salaried foremen, six salaried assistants and 100-120 machine operators, balers and product packers along dozens of plate machine lines

  • Developed and implemented a safety observation/recognition program requiring a small amount of supervisory time completing monthly audits; contributed to a 50% reduction in recordable injury rate from one year to the next

  • Increased department efficiencies from 75-80% to 90-94%; tracked production by daily employee contribution and trained low performers to improve their skills

  • Previously managed all aspects of a three-shift corrugator operation, including production, quality and shipment of finished sheets


76246 Sales Representative This person has sold corrugated, POP, foam, wood, crates, high end print, litholam, plastic corrugated, food and industrial packaging in New England; located in Massachusetts and may consider relocating in the Northeast

  • Sixteen years of outside sales experience selling packaging solutions to multiple manufacturing industries
  • Strong knowledge of the packaging industry, providing clients with peace of mind knowing they will be getting sharp, meaningful information/support
  • Constantly in pursuit of finding more creative advances in design, engineering and supply to solve any packaging challenge
  • Consultative selling of various custom designed packaging: POP, corrugated, foam, wood crates, high end print, litho laminated, plastic corrugated, food packaging, retail packaging, labels, fulfillment, inventory management and more
  • Industries serviced include medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, industrial manufacturing, games, wine, liquor, beer, seafood and restaurants
  • Maintained and grew 68 accounts in the New England market, combination of new business development and account management
  • Current book of business carries $4.5M+ in revenue, with clear potential to double


82908 Press Operator/Shift Supervisor Candidate is experienced in folding cartons/commercial printing, operating Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Miehle, Manroland, Ryobi, Miller, ABDick and Nilpeter flexos, and is looking for opportunity in Atlanta area

  • Experienced and goal-oriented pressman with a track record of getting the job done quickly and efficiently without wasting company money
  • 30+ years of experience operating Heidelberg, Komori, Miehle, Manroland, Ryobi, Miller, ABDick and KBA equipment
  • Supervisory experience as well as great customer service skills via communicating effectively with customers
  • Vast experience printing on plastic, stock and thin paper up to board stock for various food-sized containers, boxes, pamphlets, magazines, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Supervise employees in litho department
  • Give assistance when needed with running press (KBA 56" and 50" with coater)
  • Schedule jobs as needed
  • Operated 6-color 40" Heidelberg CD with coater, 5-color 29" Heidelberg CD with coater and 77" Miehle with coater





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