Berlin Packaging, the world's largest supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, announced that Mark Lobring has been promoted to vice president of supply chain and now joins the executive leadership team.
With Lobring’s promotion, Berlin Packaging strengthens its unparalleled ability to find the best packaging products by working with its network of 900-plus domestic and international manufacturing partners. From the execution surrounding 40,000-plus packaging SKUs to the creation of 600-plus new custom molds built in 2018 to the responsible sourcing of billions of packaging components across five continents each year, the company’s dedication to supply chain precision and operational excellence helps its customers across all industries become more profitable.
Lobring now leads Berlin Packaging’s entire supply chain organization, including domestic and international procurement as well as the quality service division, which helps establish quality as a competitive advantage – altogether representing almost 100 employees around the globe responsible for supplying more than $1.4 billion of packaging products. The company’s supply chain organization supports their global team of 200-plus salespeople and 600-plus customer service professionals.
With nearly 30 years of supply chain experience, Lobring came to Berlin Packaging in 2018 and his dynamic blend of creativity, deal-making and leadership has already proven to be a win-win-win for the company’s customers, manufacturing partners and employees alike.
Berlin Packaging has grown at a 19 percent compounded rate over the last 10 years, offering packaging manufacturers a channel for above-market growth. Lobring is currently implementing a series of enhancements to bolster this growth – including adding team members, further strengthening training and rolling out a new sourcing algorithm to employees – all of which will help the company offer the right packaging products to each customer with even more speed.
“Mark’s positive contributions to our supply chain organization have been immediate with his ability to execute on Berlin Packaging’s unique business model of growing our customers’ bottom lines through our packaging products and services,” stated Andrew Berlin, chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. “Our team is comprised of individuals with relentless drive and a passion for excellence and Mark truly embodies these traits and attributes that contribute to our ‘Anything is Possible’ culture.”
Prior to joining Berlin, Lobring spent more than 20 years at Procter & Gamble working and managing teams of supply chain, sourcing and category management professionals.
Source: Company Press Release.