Article |

Richard Giesen, former owner of Continental Packaging Solutions, passes away

Richard (Dick) Giesen, former owner of Chicago-based packaging distributor Continental Packaging Solutions, died April 19, 2013, at 83.
Print Reprint

Continental was acquired in 2012 by Berlin Packaging, Chicago, IL. Founded in 1936 as Continental Glass Co., it initially supplied glass bottles to well-known brands such as Pepsi, 7-Up, Dr Pepper, and Jim Beam.

In 1988 Giesen was part of a buyout team that built a company with branches from coast to coast and mainland China and offered value-added services ranging from component assembly and package decoration to warehousing and logistics management. Prior to his time at Continental Packaging, he served as president and chief executive officer of several Chicago companies.

Survivors include son Mark Giesen, chairman of the National Association of Container Distributors.


Related Sponsored Content

44 Best Package Designs: 2015
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.


Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.