Golden West Packaging Gears Up for Growth with New Leadership and Investments

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Golden West Packaging Group, a leading West Coast manufacturer of custom packaging solutions, assembled a new senior leadership team on May 13, 2024, signaling a strategic shift towards accelerated growth and enhanced customer service.

Industry veteran Mark J. Favre, with a proven track record in optimizing operations, takes the helm as Chief Executive Officer. Joining him are Brian McDonnell, who brings 17 years of financial expertise from Smurfit Kappa Group, and Doug Keim, a customer-centric leader with experience at Honeywell Building Technologies.

This seasoned team complements the existing leadership of Chief Operating Officer Kelley Wenter, Chief Sales Officer Eric Gordon, and Head of People and Culture Melissa Price. Together, they boast extensive experience driving growth and fostering customer-centric approaches within the packaging industry.

Golden West further bolstered its commitment to innovation by investing in new equipment, including a Bobst 64” Masterflute In-Line Laminator capable of producing high-strength, lightweight packaging for their Sacramento facility. Additionally, they're expanding printing, die cutting, and folding gluer capacity across California and the Pacific Northwest. These investments align with the company's long-term growth strategy, emphasizing best-in-class technology to enhance manufacturing capabilities and ultimately support customer success.

Golden West Packaging Group remains dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and staying at the forefront of innovation. "We're excited to leverage our new leadership team and cutting-edge technology to solidify Golden West's position as the premier packaging solutions provider on the West Coast," Favre and Wenter stated in a joint statement.

Recognized for its high performance and commitment to customer success, Golden West Packaging Group stands as the largest mill-independent provider of customized post-print corrugated boxes and folding cartons on the West Coast. The company combines local expertise with global reach to deliver tailored packaging solutions that help customers sell more products.