Polymer Packaging Family of Companies Promotes Two to Division President Roles

MASSILLON, OH—Chris Thomazin, president of the Polymer Family of Companies, has announced two top management changes.

Jessie Larabel has been named Division President of Polymer Protective Packaging, LLC (PPP), and Eric Howard has been named Division President of Polymer Film & Bag, Inc. (PF&B).

“These leadership changes were a natural progression as the Polymer Family of Companies moves to an enterprise structure,” Thomazin said. “We are fortunate to have these highly qualified and experienced leaders on our team.”

Larabel joined Polymer Packaging, Inc. in 2007 as sales manager and has served as vice president of PPP for the past two years. “Jessie has grown PPP and demonstrated leadership abilities in addition to increasing the number of packaging products supplied to the core group of customers,” Thomazin said.

Howard has 20 years of experience in polymer film processing and served as managing director of EzPlast Extrusion Systems in the Atlanta area prior to joining PF&B. “Eric helped launch PF&B with the first installation of the W&H Optimex II and Varex II co-extrusion lines, set up PF&B’s production capabilities and has it humming now,” Thomazin said.

Both Larabel and Howard will assume divisional profit and loss responsibility and will report to Thomazin. The changes became effective at the beginning of the year.

An enterprise structure is a company framework that is subdivided into various organizational units, which are grouped together for legal or business-related reasons. It also defines the various levels of hierarchy in the enterprise.

The Polymer Packaging Family of Companies is comprised of Polymer Packaging, Inc. (PPI), a leader in developing flexible packaging solutions for the consumer products industry; Polymer Protective Packaging (PPP) which provides custom protective packaging solutions that protect products from shock vibration effects and surface abrasion; and Polymer Film & Bag (PF&B), which manufactures superior quality films that are environmentally responsible through the design of stronger but thinner films that surpass properties of thicker conventional films.