As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based, Berlin Packaging, Andrew Berlin oversees North America’s largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier™ of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. Under Mr. Berlin’s leadership since 1988, the company has experienced strong growth, and Berlin Packaging now has sales approaching $700 million. Much of this growth is attributable to the innovative concepts and products he has brought to the packaging community and his innovative approach to strategy.
Berlin Packaging has over 33,000 available SKUs, over 100 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. It 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 over seven years.
It also has an array of complementary businesses that function to enhance customer relationships and quantifiably improve his clients’ profitability, including: Studio One Eleven, a design and marketing services division bringing extensive experience in branding and package development; Berlin Global Packaging Group, global sourcing experts providing smooth management of transportation and logistics to ensure parts arrive on time and 100% problem free.
Mr. Berlin’s passion for winning with customers through a unique corporate culture earned Berlin Packaging a case study in The Human Equation by Jeffrey Pfeffer (Harvard Business School Press), which demonstrated the company’s successful use of the “mutuality of obligation” principles. Mr. Berlin’s respected status in the packaging industry has led to several public speaking engagements and accolades, including quotations in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Business Week.
Mr. Berlin is involved with several philanthropic causes and civic activities, and he is a Limited Partner of the Chicago White Sox and the Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Silver Hawks.
Mr. Berlin’s education includes a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review.