Mark V. Howley, CEO, has over thirty years experience with barrier packages and modified atmosphere packaging machinery, including premade bags, rollstock laminates, one-way valves, manual packaging equipment, and vertical and horizontal form fill and seal. Mark moved from suburban Philadelphia to the Seattle area over ten years ago as a part of the management team, and spearheaded the management buy out of PBi. Mark spent many years in his early career with Fres-co System USA (PA) and Mahaffy & Harder (NJ), and has personally visited 100+ packaging companies throughout Asia, India, Europe, Canada and the USA.
Mark has been published in a range of industry magazines and technical publications, and he frequently speaks at trade conventions. Mark and his family live in Suburban Seattle.
Glenn Sacco, President, Glenn is responsible for all aspects at PBi that contribute to bottom line performance on a day to day basis and operates out of the Lansdale, PA office. He has experience in a wide range of industries including coffee, pet food, snacks, specialty foods, chemicals and medical packaging. Glenn has spent over 20 years in the flexible packaging industry, working with barrier packages and modified atmosphere packaging machinery, including premade bags, rollstock laminates, one-way valves, manual packaging equipment, and vertical and horizontal form fill and seal.
Glenn has been a frequent speaker at trade shows and is a former member of the Allied Services Committee of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. By actively participating in trade associations and contributing to industry publications, Glenn approaches packaging by immersing himself in the markets he serves. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.
Cassady Laton, Chief Operating Officer, Cassady has responsibility for purchasing, accounting, inventory control, vendor management and custom printing project management. Cassady works out of the Woodinville, WA, headquarters and offers over ten years experience as a manager at PBi. In addition to his responsibilities in Operations, he frequently visits domestic and international vendors.
Cassady and his group are active members of the Gravure Association of America. He and his family live in Seattle, WA.
Bill Walters, Vice President of Technical, has over thirty years of experience in flexible packaging, including work with Fres-co, Allied/Honeywell and Avery Dennison. Bill’s hands on experience with one-way valves, custom printed multi-ply laminates and troubleshooting complements PBi’s sales/service and QC/product development capabilities. Bill is intimately involved with Quality Control and Product Development of PBi one-way valve product line, and our vendors. He frequently visits our domestic and international vendors to review QC/Product Development.
Bill is an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and operates out of the Lansdale, PA offices. He and his family live outside Philadelphia.
Robert Hepburn, Vice President of Sales, oversees all aspects domestic and global sales, including growth management, training, and development for PBi. Robert has been with Pacific Bag for over 15 years and has an extensive background on our products, customers, and industries we markets and sell to. He has written and contributed to several packaging industry articles, white papers, and blogs. Robert works out of our Woodinville, WA address and travels both domestically and internationally visiting customers, attending tradeshows and managing outside sales reps. Robert and his family live in Suburban Seattle.
Kelle Vandenberg, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, is responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing strategies, tradeshow affiliations, and corporate social responsibility programs & community outreach. Additionally, Kelle oversees PBi Custom Print Division and drives the art & design team for PBi. With over 12 years at Pacific Bag, Kelle is highly knowledgeable of the role packaging plays in brand identity, promoting your product, and point of purchase sales. With over 20 years in management, prior to PBi, Kelle has worked in both the coffee and hospitality industries respectfully.
Active in her local community and the global coffee community, Kelle serves as president of a local theatre booster board, and currently is the Vice President of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance—Global. She also is a free-lance writer and columnist and lives with her husband and four children in Bothell, WA.