Ben has over 40 years of experience in the plastics, packaging, and chemicals markets, including a long history with P&O Packaging. He most recently served as the President, CEO, and Director for P&O, a leading producer of co-extruded converter and protective packaging film, located in Dalton, Georgia.
Ben acquired P&O Packaging with the backing of Pinecrest Capital in 1998 and subsequently sold it to Viapack, Inc. in 2007, a portfolio company of Red Diamond Capital (an affiliate of Mitsubishi International). During his ownership of P&O, Ben achieved 10 years of consecutive top line growth and more than doubled profitability.
Blaige & Company advised Pinecrest Capital and P&O on the sale to Red Diamond Capital.
Previously, Ben served as founder and partner of Engineered Films Corporation, which he sold in the late 1980’s to Atlantis Plastics, a portfolio company of Trivest Partners. Prior to Engineered Films Corporation, he spent approximately 20 years with Dow Chemical Company in materials technology, process engineering, and marketing.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Texas Tech University.
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Study to analyze the industry in M&A