Jeff Carner is the Operations Manager at Global-Pak. He graduated from YSU and has 8 years of experience in the bulk packaging industry. He started out at Global-Pak continuing a warehouse career, and it evolved to him managing operations. He enjoys working at Global-Pak because it’s a fast paced environment and always holds different challenges and ways to meet customers needs. Jeff has a strong work ethic and problem-solving ability, which helps him find solutions for customers and do his job well. The customer is our boss, and he will do anything to help them. Jeff likes to spend time with his wife and his 5 adult children and go hiking. He also enjoys woodworking, and even created the cabinets for his house!
Jim Foster is one of the founders of Global-Pak and leads the company as our President. He received a bachelor’s in marketing and Business Management from Kent State University and has been in Packaging Sales for 27 years. 21 of those years have been spent growing Global-Pak into the international bulk packaging company that it is today. Jim loves business and delivering great customer service to customers. He knows the team has done especially well when a customer sends a thank you note for delivering great service, and our team doesn’t think we did anything out of the ordinary. He believes in treating others the way you would like to be treated, which has been the basis of our service philosophy. Jim excels at his leadership position because he tries to stay even keeled, and it allows him to think through a problem and offer “out of the box” solutions to customers problems. Jim loves visiting customers and seeing their operations, and he spends a lot of his time making sure they’re happy with the products and services. Luckily, he has a very supportive wife and 2 great daughters that have allowed him to be a workaholic. If he does take time off, he likes to spend it traveling and seeing new places – it gives him the chance to relax and recharge.
Nate Gotschall is our National Sales Manager, and a University of Central Florida graduate where he earned a bachelor’s in business administration. He likes traveling, exploring new places, and meeting new people, which is what drew him to sales. Nate enjoys working at Global-Pak because of the strong support system and how much they care about their clients and employees, in addition to being a progressive company that does things the right way. He stands behind our quality products and services. One thing he prides himself on is being a student of the sales craft. He’s continuously learning and trying to come up with creative ideas to provide the best solutions to clients. When Nate’s not traveling and strengthening his bulk packaging expertise, he’s watching sports, mainly College Football and NHL. He also loves cars, motorcycles, and anything that goes fast.
Jeff Zacharias is our financial genius, aka our Controller. He has broad experience in accounting and financial planning and analysis and holds an MBA in finance from the University of Toledo. He chose this profession because he’s analytical and a strong critical thinker, and everyone needs an accounting and finance department. Jeff (or JZ as we call him) enjoys working at Global-Pak because the work is fulfilling, and he enjoys his coworkers. He believes a business does not have customers unless there is value in what is offered, and that goes for internal and external customers. Jeff is a big Cleveland sports fan, and if he’s not spending time with his family, he’s golfing, fishing, or reading.
Paul Allen followed in his father's footsteps and became a salesman, as it was a natural fit for his personality and skills. He’s been in the sales profession for 25 years, and bulk packaging sales for 20, giving him strong experience in the industry. He enjoys working at Global-Pak because of their unique combination of quality products, competitive pricing, and high level of service, which is how he defines “great value.” Paul likes working for a company that treats its employees like family. He prides himself on being a trustworthy partner and packaging resource to his customers, in addition to being diligent and following through on his promises. His strong customer service and attention to detail help him bring the best value to his customers, and always puts them first. Paul likes to spend his free time watching movies, playing golf, or enjoying his very own backyard Koi pond.
Nick Good started working at Global-Pak while he was in college at Kent State. He transitioned from working in the warehouse into the purchasing department, and after graduation from there he started in a sales position and is now a Business Development Manager. His experience in both the warehouse and purchasing has given him strong background on both our company and job function, so he can better help customers. He strives to help the customer and believes we should always do what is right and whatever it takes to help them. Nick believes every customer is important, and no matter the size wants to deliver the same level of service to ensure everyone is getting the best we can offer. Nick spends his downtime playing basketball, golfing with his father and brother, or checking out breweries to try out the latest craft beers on tap.
Michael Rohan is one of our Business Development Managers and has been in sales for over 35 years. He graduated from Youngstown State University and is hard working and honest. Mike always has a positive attitude and will go the extra mile for customers and coworkers. He enjoys helping and talking with people, which is a natural fit for his role on our sales team. He says the people at Global-Pak are great and enjoys working here because of them. Mike has been married for over 30 years and has three great kids. He likes bike riding and golfing in his free time.
Brad Sturkey started in the packing industry in 2000, and joined our team as a Business Developer in 2019. He graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in History, and originally intended to go back to the Marines as an officer. At the time, the military was downsizing, so he chose to work for GE and found his way to packaging, eventually specializing in FIBC sales and general packaging consumables and equipment. Brad was excited to start at Global-Pak because the culture and atmosphere is so customer focused and growth oriented. He believes in doing what is right for the customer because it forges long-term relationships. Brad isn’t the type to “quote and hope” with his customers – he excels because he enjoys solving problems and getting involved in the nitty gritty to help the operators. In his free time, Brad is outside running mountain races, 50ks, and even participated in a 40-miler run on Mt. Mitchell, NC. He also loves fly fishing, hiking, and being in the water, but kicks back with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Judy, drinking craft beer, and cooking on his Big Green Egg.
Brady Webster is on his 10th year with our Global-Pak sales team. He’s stayed because he says Global-Pak has good people to work with, and good people to work for. He’s a hardworking, organized and motivated, and loves the challenge of sales (not to mention it keeps him from being behind a desk most days.) His strong industry and product knowledge help him excel at assisting customers, and he strives to show everyone what sets Global-Pak apart from the other bulk packaging suppliers. Brady loves the outdoors, and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and four wheeling. Currently, he has 3 kids and a 4th in route, which keeps him very busy – too busy to ride his motorcycle.
Jacquelyn Butler is part of our Customer Service team. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business from Muskingum University and is very detail oriented. Jackie is a strong member of our customer service team because she’s honest, sympathetic, true to her word, and has extensive knowledge of our product line. She enjoys working at Global-Pak because the people are great to work with and employees are treated fairly. She likes the flexibility with her work schedule so she can watch her son play hockey, which she loves to do! She is a Den Leader of her sons Cub Scout pack and participates at his school whenever possible. Jackie also loves animals: she’s an expert on sea creatures and trained her dog to be a therapy dog.
Robert Duncan has spent over 16 years working for Global-Pak Inc. He started in February of 2003, working in the warehouse recycling used bulk bags, then he moved up to backup delivery driver and warehouse help pulling orders and preparing for shipping. From there, he was brought up to assistant warehouse manager pulling and scheduling orders. In June of 2005 he began work in the customer service department and has been there ever since. He’s had the unique advantage of working all angles of the job from logistics to pulling orders, delivering to most of our local customers, and customer service. It is this unique advantage that he believes gives him the ability to understand and execute each and every quote, order and individual needs of our customers day in and day out.
Cindy Garver joined our Customer Service team in 2019. She has worked in all aspects of an office and found customer service roles are her favorite. She excels at customer service because she is a hard worker, organized, motivated, and personable, and will do whatever she can to make the customer happy. Cindy studied business at Youngstown State University, and even owned a company with her husband for many years, so she understands how every department affects each other. The reason she loves working at Global-Pak because it’s a company that cares about its employees and everyone makes you feel like family. Cindy has 2 chocolate labs that love to follow her around the house. She also has a son, Dylan, and enjoys watching his sports and academic achievements.
Kevin Gruelle, or KG, is part of our Customer Service team and our Inside Sales team. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio and has a total of four jobs in 40 years. He got involved in this profession because the timing was right, and the situation aligned. KG is a quick thinker and gets straight to the point. Those skills coupled with his good attitude help him to assist customers and pick up what they need quickly. Some fun facts about KG are that he’s an identical twin and twins run in his family (his mother and grandmother were both identical twins as well,) his Great Uncle Johnny Gruelle was the author of the original Raggedy Ann and Andy, and he played softball and race Motocross for several years. He’s like the Dos Equis Man, but even more interesting.
Tyler Kegelmyer attended Youngstown State University and managed a local grocery store before ending up on our Customer Service Team. He enjoys working with customers to make sure they are as happy as possible. He’s has a natural communication ability and is always positive and has a smile on his face on good and bad days. No matter what task is ahead of him, he looks at the same passion and determination as the next. He’s proud to work at Global-Pak because they have built an incredibly customer first, friendly environment. Tyler is a huge Notre Dame football fan and loves Cleveland sports. He has two ornery dogs, named Lincoln and Dexter. He’s also an avid golfer and started playing when he was five years old. (We should call him Tiger Kegelmyer.)
Our Logistics Specialist/Buyer, Cory Evans, graduated from Thiel College and has been with Global-Pak since high school. Over the years, he’s been promoted from summer warehouse help which helped him learn the basics of products and shipping, and now is on our purchasing team. He’s stayed with the company because he enjoys his relationship with fellow employees, the development opportunities, and that Global-Pak always does what’s right for the customer from the start. Cory’s attention to detail and ability to negotiate with vendors allows him to be a huge asset to our buying team and get the best rates for customers. He likes the challenge of his job, the fast-paced work environment, and that each day has new responsibilities and tests. Cory spends his time outside of work watching Shark Tank with his 2 dogs, Buddy and Leo. He also loves Mexican food and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dan Grendel is part of our purchasing team and has 5 years' experience in logistics after majoring in management from Hiram College. He has strong problem-solving skills and excels at time management and communication. This helps him to take care of customers needs by providing them with the correct products made to their specifications and making sure they’re delivered on time. He enjoys working at Global-Pak because of the people he works with, how well employees are treated, and he had the opportunity to travel to India with our team. Dan is an avid sports fan, and roots for the Cleveland trio of the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers, and the Michigan State Spartans. If he’s not watching sports, he’s helping coach his four children – Kameron, Avery, Kolten, and Sophia.
Kelley Leisure joined our Global-Pak Purchasing team in early 2019, and most of her experience has been in procurement for manufacturing operations in the medical, steel and food/spice industry. Her profession picked her because she started out in accounting and was asked to transition into purchasing after a departure in that department. She enjoys it because she can work with different people and solve new problems daily. Kelley is an asset to our purchasing team because she has great listening skills and being a strong critical thinker, helping her solve problems quickly and efficiently. She loves working at Global-Pak because of the office culture – there’s strong values on employment development and opportunities (and we’re well fed!) Kelley loves spending time with her husband, four children, two grandchildren, and three dogs (especially the three dogs because they’re always happy to see her.) She also loves traveling to places she’s never been and has a growing bucket list of places she’d like to see. She also bleeds Black ’N Gold and has an entire Black ‘N Gold room devoted to Pittsburgh sports teams, where she hosts her family gatherings and rivalries.
Denise Exline, our Account Manager, is a problem solver and is always quick find solutions. She picked her field because she enjoys accounting work and is a huge asset to our company because she is well organized, detail oriented, and friendly. Denise says Global-Pak is a great place to work because it’s a well-run company with many great hardworking employees. She loves spending time with her family and is her children’s #1 fan at their sporting events. Denise loves to spend time on Pinterest to get information for her decorating, and even redecorated our office space (which looks awesome!)
Jerod Carner has been at Global-Pak for 5 years, and currently works as a Warehouse Assistant while he’s attending Youngstown State University to major in Supply Chain Management. He chose his major after working with the company for a few years and wants to expand his knowledge about the industry. Jerod is very involved with quality control within the company and runs the top lift test machine. He is always willing to help customers out and test their bags for them. He enjoys working at Global-Pak because it’s given him the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about his coworkers. Jerod is a Cleveland fan, and he loves watching sports and spending time with his three beautiful dogs.
Our Warehouse Manager, Chelsi Mann, attended the University of Akron and has worked at Global-Pak for 2 years. She likes working at Global-Pak because it’s a close-knit company who cares for it’s employees and has a centralized atmosphere that allows everyone to complement each other’s strengths. Chelsi enjoys coordinating activities and organizing employees – the planning, scheduling, and problem solving her position requires gives her a sense of a job well done. She has worked hard to develop strong relationships with our freight carriers and strives to encourage our warehouse team to take pride in their work. Her management of shipping product accurately and efficiently has helped her provide the best possible service to customers and keep their businesses operating at their highest potential. Chelsi likes to spend her free time watching the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, or practicing her Calligraphy.
Lindsey Jeffreys is a Kent State University alumna where she studied advertising and marketing. She took an advertising class in college and loved the combination of business and psychology. Since graduating, she’s worked in media at several ad agencies, and is now taking on the challenge of directing the B2B marketing at Global-Pak. She believes that it’s important to make connections with customers and provide value with the products and services you deliver and strives to showcase all the value of Global-Pak through marketing. Lindsey’s experience in digital and social media spans back to the MySpace days, and her superpower is to find the best .gif for every situation. In her free time, she enjoys baking, remodeling her house, and watching Netflix with her husband.