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Berlin Packaging Promotes Rick Brandt to Executive VP of Sales--New Position Created to Support Growth beyond $700 Million in Annual Sales

By Berlin Packaging CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlin Packaging, a leading full-service supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures, today announced the promotion of Rick Brandt to the new position of Executive Vice President of Sales. The post was created in response to three years of growth that have doubled the company's sales to a projected $700 million in the current fiscal year. Brandt will oversee all aspects of the company's sales operations, including managing all sales offices and more than 110 sales representatives.
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Brandt joined Berlin Packaging in 2000 as a Regional Manager in the Chicago sales and distribution office. He was promoted to VP Sales for the East region in 2008. His prior experience includes sales and sales management positions at Avery Dennison and Earle M. Jorgensen Company.

"As Berlin Packaging continues to grow organically and acquisitively, our sales team needs a strong leader with both operational and strategic expertise to drive performance across the entire organization," said Andrew T. Berlin, Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. "Rick possesses exactly the leadership we need as we continue to grow sales in existing markets as well as expand into new areas."

About Berlin Packaging

Berlin Packaging is one of North America's premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 110 packaging consultants, and more than 80 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for seven years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1-800-2-BERLIN, BerlinPackaging.com, and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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