ABX creates state-of-the-art flexible packaging solutions that are effective, attractive, and sustainable. Our dedicated team of more than 900 professionals is committed to finding our customers the most effective and sustainable packaging solution possible, distinctively designed and engineered for maximum performance.
2005 Advanced Barrier Extrusions, LLC is established by three private owners in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
2007 The first three resin silos are installed at the facility and a railroad spur is constructed to accommodate railcar deliveries of raw materials
2010-2011 ABX expands, adding 30,000 square feet for warehousing.
2013 Another building expansion is completed, adding 15,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity
2015 Three additional resin silos are installed to accommodate growing demand
2018 ABX is acquired by Graham Partners, a suburban-Philadelphia based private investment firm
2019 ABX acquires Waupun, Wisconsin-based Flexographic Packaging Company – and with it, adds printing and laminating capabilities to the company’s suite of flexible packaging offerings
2020 ABX acquires the U.S. flexible packaging converting business of Berry Global Group, Inc (NYSE: BERY), adding six new manufacturing locations and complementary flexible packaging capabilities
Meet our leadership team.
Jason SantamariaChief Executive Officer
Jason brings to this position more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership and business transformation roles in public and private companies, including Blackstone, Serta Simmons Bedding, Newell Brands, Avery Dennison, and McKinsey & Company. Early in his career, he served as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps and as a Fulbright Scholar in South America. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ben StilwellChief Financial Officer
Ben is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience leading finance teams and organizations. Prior to ABX, he served as Chief Financial Officer for a private equity backed manufacturing firm, led Finance for a division of Berry Global for 15 years, and was a Nuclear and Mechanical Engineer for 10 years. Ben earned his Bachelor Degree from Murray State, a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University, and a MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.
Jon RickersChief People Officer
Jon is a senior Human Resources executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in multiple manufacturing organizations. Most recently, he served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for a $1.5B publicly traded global manufacturer. Jon earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska, and an MBA from the Cox School of Management at Southern Methodist University.
Every solution starts with a conversation - and we're good listeners. Whether you're looking for a barrier to extend your product's shelf life, eye-popping graphics to help it stand out on the shelf, or improved machinability for faster run rates on temperamental packaging lines, we'll use every tool at our disposal to give you the right advice and recommendations.
Knowledge & Experience
With decades of experience, our sales and technical staff has worked with nearly every packaging machine and application in the market. We use this experience to engineer packaging solutions that run faster and with less waste - whether you're running state-of-the-art high-speed lines or your oldest and most challenging machines.
Commitment to Partnerships
We are committed to building strong partnerships with every customer. We know that understanding your business will help us support your growth. That's why our dedicated operations, product design, and customer care teams strive to deliver our best to you, every time.
Have an issue with your current product, application, or
equipment? We thrive on challenges. Never ones to give up, we will work with you to help solve your most challenging packaging problems - and make a positive impact on your bottom line.
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