Chicago: Berlin Packaging hires Richard Chapman as vice president of Supply Chain. A seasoned procurement and supply chain executive with over 25 years of corporate experience, Chapman will lead all aspects of Berlin Packaging's domestic and global material sourcing and purchasing, supplier relationships, Berlin's industry-leading Quality and ISO initiatives, and product development programs. He will also assist with the integration of future acquisitions.
Chapman comes to Berlin Packaging from HAVI Global Solutions where he was senior director of strategic sourcing. At HAVI Global Solutions, a supplier of supply chain solutions and packaging to companies in the Quick Serve and Fast Casual restaurant categories, Chapman was responsible for packaging and operating supply procurement; he was also instrumental in leading the expansion of the resin packaging category and developing and commercializing innovation and raw material risk management tools.
Prior to his time with HAVI Global Solutions, Chapman served as category director of packaging for Kraft Foods North America, responsible for food packaging spend. Other executive posts have included senior purchasing manager at Motorola as well as senior buyer positions with International Jensen and Shure Brothers. Through his career, Chapman has managed purchasing budgets of up to $1 billion.
"Rich is a seasoned supply chain professional in the packaging industry," notes Andrew T. Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. "His breadth of experience and proven record in providing sourcing solutions across a diverse range of materials and concepts will be a real asset to our customers and suppliers alike. Rich's insights, management skills, and overall acumen will be a true competitive advantage in our expanding industry."
Chapman is a graduate of Brown University where he played football and earned a degree in Economics.