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 the packaging market.

  • Dave Reese

    Reese 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 Howard

    Howard 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.

  • Greg O’Brien

    The 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 HRD

    Your Talent Source
    Tampa, Florida

    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.

  • Tom Weber

    WeberSource, LLC
    Akron, Ohio

    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.

  • Richard ‘Dick’ Sanderson

    Sanderson/Source LLC
    Phoenix, Arizona

    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.

  • William L. Carley

    CarleySource, LLC
    Schaumburg, IL

    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. Howard

    Back9 Consulting & Executive Search LLC
    Chicago, Illinios

    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.

  • Les Faludi

    Advantage Search Ltd.
    Costa Mesa, CA

    Les Faludi has spent the past 14 years placing top tier sales management professionals with industry leaders within the industrial packaging arena. Although west coast based, Les’s reach covers all of the continental United States. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Les was western regional sales manager for a pressure sensitive tape company and prior to that, he had a very successful run with a major So Cal-based packaging distributor. Les is not just a recruiter. He is a partner to his clients who brings an unmatched understanding of their product offering and go-to-market philosophy.

  • Bill Gislason

    Better Source Recruiting, LLC
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Bill Gislason joined The Source Alliance® after thirty years of sales and company leadership roles in the printing and packaging industry – working for both privately owned and public companies. His leadership responsibility has included building and maintaining relationships with some of the largest consumer packaged goods industry companies globally, driving sustained company growth, and structuring best-in-class sales and marketing teams. Bill is a three-year veteran of the U.S. Army followed by six years in the Ohio Army National Guard.

  • Read Allen

    Allen Executive Search
    Columbus, Ohio

    With more than five years of experience in recruiting, Read specializes in sourcing top talent for roles in sales, engineering, supply chain, procurement, and manufacturing operations within the packaging industry. Acknowledged as one of the leading recruiters in this industry, he has a proven track record of success with some of the largest packaging manufacturers in the United States. His expertise and dedication have been instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous professionals and advancing the operations of various organizations, specifically in the rigid packaging and packaging OEM markets.