Industry Specialist - Packaging
Dave has over 20 years of experience in the plastic packaging industry. Most recently, Dave served as CEO of D&W Fine Pack, where he led the integration and consolidation of seven regional packaging companies into a large, nationwide packaging leader. Prior to Dave’s retirement in 2016, D&W Fine Pack was awarded Turnaround of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association. Dave currently serves on the Advisory Council for Graham Partners portfolio companies, EasyPak and VPET.
Dave began his packaging career in 1992 as CFO of Liquid Container LP, a manufacturer of plastic containers for the food and consumer products industries. He became President and CEO in 2006 and remained in that role until Liquid Container was sold to Graham Packaging in 2010. Prior to Liquid Container, Dave was a Senior Manager in the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen & Co. where he provided audit, tax and consulting services to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries.
Dave earned a B.S. in Agriculture and Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He currently resides in suburban Chicago.