The Source Alliance®…a network of former packaging industry executives, who have experienced the challenges of leading organizations, understand the requirements for success in today’s competitive marketplace and know packaging.
Our dear friend and colleague Ed McCarthy passed away in May 2018. He will be sorely missed.
Bill ReadReadSource, Ltd.
A co-founder of The Source Alliance®, Bill has thirty eight years of packaging industry experience. His background includes senior management experience with Packaging Corporation of America, Reynolds Metals Company, Sonoco Products Company, International Paper Corporation and Pactiv Corporation. He was also a co-owner of Pressware International, a dual ovenable tray manufacturer for the consumer and retail industries.
Bob RootRoot Source Ltd.
Bob spent over thirty years with the Reynolds Metals Company in their Flexible and Rigid packaging businesses. He held several senior management sales and marketing positions in both the field and at corporate responsible for the sale of packaging products to key customers in the Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Industrial markets.
Verne JohnsonVerne Johnson & Associates, Inc.
Rochester, New York
For the past two decades, Verne has been recruiting for the Packaging Industry. His area of focus has been on Engineering, Technical, Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing job functions primarily within the flexible packaging arena. Prior to becoming a recruiter he held Sales and Marketing Management positions with Cryovac, Crown Zellerbach and Van Leer.
Dave ReeseReese Source & Associates, Ltd.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Beginning with Procter and Gamble Dave spent thirty two years in sales and marketing management. His packaging background evolved through expanding sales, marketing and management assignments at General Electric Plastics, VP roles at Shell Oil’s subsidiary Rampart Packaging and Blessings Corporation/Edison Plastics as well as General Management at OMNOVA Solutions. His packaging experience was primarily in coextruded and thermoformed barrier and non barrier packaging/containers and rollstock.
Larry HowardHoward Source, LLC.
Chocowinity, North Carolina
Having a diverse packaging background, Larry has more than thirty years of industry experience. His product and market knowledge includes paperboard, rigid plastics, flexible and metal containers having held senior sales, marketing and business leadership positions with American Can, James River/Fort James and Huhtamaki.
Phil MurphreeMurphree Source & Associates, LLC.
Phil has over thirty two years of packaging experience having held executive leadership positions with PCL Packaging (President), Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering (President & CEO), QPF Films (President), Printpack (VP), James River (VP), and Crown Zellerbach. His background includes all areas of film extrusion, flexible packaging converting and extrusion capital equipment.
Greg O’BrienThe O’Brien Group
Northern Virginia / D.C. Area
Greg has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University and over 20 years of experience in the Packaging Industry as an engineer, sales person, and recruiter. He has real-world experience working with packaging materials and machinery in household products, personal care, and food & beverage applications.
Jeffery “Jeff” Swoyer MS HRDYour Talent Source
With more than 35 years of HR experience and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Villanova University’s MS HRD program, Jeff has been the senior HR leader in several world class organizations. Jeff has also taken on diverse business challenges including Plant Management and Continuous Improvement assignments. His packaging experience includes Alcoa Flexible Packaging, Portola Packaging and most recently he was VP HR for D&W Fine Pack LLC.
Gene GiordanoLinxSource, LLC
Orange County, California
Gene has over 35 years of comprehensive experience within multiple packaging material and technology platforms. He has held senior leadership positions in marketing, sales and operations for MeadWestvaco, Graphic Packaging Intl., as well as, mid-sized entrepreneurial enterprises. He possesses experience in multiple market sectors with significant expertise in pharmaceuticals, medical device and personal care at the national and international level.
Tom WeberWeberSource, LLC
Tom has 39 years of diverse packaging experience. He is recognized by industry peers to be knowledgeable and well informed in all sales, marketing, and production processes, various types of plastic and paperboard converting equipment, and technically proficient in Leadership Training and Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies. He managed multiple facilities in operations, managed regional business units as General Manager, and successfully directed a privately held company as its President. His career includes tenures with Tenneco, Caraustar, North America Packaging Corporation, Core Systems LLC, and CardPak.
Mark MaleyMaleySource, LLC
Mark has 35 years of leadership experience in the paperboard, industrial packaging and consumer packaging space. He has led multi plant business units and held senior positions, in both commercial and operational roles, for Caraustar, Packaging Corp of America and Jefferson Smurfit Corp. His broad experience spans coated and uncoated paperboard, tubes and cores, folding cartons and set-up boxes on a regional and national level.
Richard ‘Dick’ SandersonSanderson/Source LLC
Dick brings 35+ years’ experience in all aspects of marketing to The Source Alliance Partnership. Dick has previously been President/CEO of 3+ firms, including a start-up CPG company. His experience includes new product development, sourcing, package design, production, testing, pricing, marketing, communications and supply chain management. He also successfully helped sell two marketing firms and the CPG company. This experience, and his contacts, complement the deep packaging experience of the other TSA partners.
R. Andy JacobsRAJSource LLC
With an MBA in International Economics from UC Berkeley, Andy has over 40 years in the packaging industry, He is a leader in developing, commercializing and optimizing packaging systems and teams. With his in-depth packaging format expertise; glass, metal, plastic, or flexible, creating value has been a common thread of his successes. Given his diverse background, these goals have been achieved with global companies such as Continental Can, Campbell’s Soup, Church and Dwight, Combibloc, Printpack, and Tekni-Plex. Key to any winning team are the people, The Source Alliance and RAJ Source delivers.
William L. CarleyCarleySource, LLC
Rigid containers (metal and plastic), labels, flexible packaging and contract manufacturing all came in to play as Bill held a series of increasingly senior positions with companies including Continental Can, Alusuisse, CCL Label and Marietta Corporation. At various times Bill had responsibility for organizations of up to 150 salespeople and 200+ associates in operations. He has extensive experience with FMCG marketers in the food/beverage and especially in the personal care and household sectors.
Kevin M. HowardBack9 Consulting & Executive Search LLC
Kevin is an accomplished senior executive with broad functional experience in the plastics, packaging and capital equipment industries. He has earned roles with escalating responsibilities as a P&L owner, sales leader, marketing executive and procurement director for companies such as Arkema Chemicals, GE Plastics, Pliant/Berry Global, Provisur Technologies, Schur Packaging, DS Smith Packaging and Polyair Packaging. His broad experience spans plastic resins, extruded plastics, printed and converted plastic packaging, protective packaging, bag-in-box packaging as well as food processing capital equipment on an international level.