One of North America’s largest manufacturers of specialty food packaging, used by restaurants and supermarkets and a leader in packaging technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Daniels as Vice President, Strategy & Information Technology. Mr. Daniels brings over 30 years’ experience in plastics packaging and technology, manufacturing, and innovation with companies such as Monsanto, Solutia, and Honeywell and most recently was COO and co-founder of a successful consumer-electronics company acquired by Harman International.
“Rich’s unique skill set will help leverage Anchor’s leadership in product innovation, manufacturing automation, and consumer insights by utilizing the latest technology, integrated with our Oracle ERP system, to optimize our entire enterprise for the benefit of our customers,” stated Jeffrey Wolff, President of Anchor Packaging. “He has a demonstrated track record of crafting winning strategies and utilizing technology to enable the vision. Rich will have visibility across all functions, to transform Anchor’s IT capabilities into a greater competitive advantage in support our company’s mission to delight customers and be their supplier of choice.”
Robert R. Hermann Jr., Chairman & CEO of Hermann Companies, Inc., added “Our continued focus on safety, quality, and value-driven innovative products will drive increased sales and profits year after year for our customers and us. The creation of this new Board-level position is proof of our commitment to those customers and this industry.”
Rich is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and attained his MBA at Xavier University.
Anchor Packaging’s packaging solutions include unique technologies for the Home Delivery market, the consumers’ preferred choice in tamper-evident solutions, affordable, upscale, to-go packaging to merchandise prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets, and takeout meals offered by restaurants and other foodservice operations. Anchor’s unique product line includes stock and custom rigid packaging, as well as a broad line of cling film wraps.