American Institute of Packaging and the Environment adds new senior director

Brian Wagner will head environmental initiatives and packaging developments as the Senior Director of the American Institute of Packaging and the Environment.

Brian Wagner joined the American Institute of Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) as Senior Director. His responsibilities will include the development of “future of packaging” programs and member development and retention.

"AMERIPEN represents so much of what I am about—passionate about packaging, sustainability, innovation, and making a significant difference for individuals and organizations,” Wagner says. “I look forward to this great opportunity."

Wagner is a leader in the packaging industry with 30 years of entrepreneurial business and technical experience. In addition to co-founding Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS), Wagner has also worked for Kellogg's, Sara Lee, Multiform Desiccants, Carton-Craft Corp., Burger King, and General Foods. In 2011, Wagner worked as Vice President of Consulting Services at Havi Global Solutions, after the company acquired PTIS.

"Brian brings an incredible knowledge of the packaging industry as well as a vision for how packaging can contribute to a better society and healthier planet,” says Jeff Wooster, President of AMERIPEN. “We are excited to have him joining our team."

Through the past 16 years, PTIS assisted more than 250 global client organizations to achieve better results through developing future-focused growth and productivity initiatives, as well as consumer and market insight, design, brand innovation, sustainability, and organizational strategy.

In 2008, Wagner was inducted into the Michigan State University School of Packaging Hall of Fame and was recognized as 2008 Western Michigan Business Review – Thought Leaders. In 2016, Wagner received the Reister-Davis-Brody Lifetime Achievement award in food packaging.

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