Driving Mr. Hanan: Breaking Down Boxes- Episode One- Greg Tucker

Gene Marino, Executive Vice President, Akers Packaging Service Group and AICC Board Chair, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers and AICC Associate Board Chair interview Greg Tucker, CEO & Chairman, Bay Cities in Driving Mr. Hanan, the first episode of AICC’s podcast, Breaking Down Boxes.

“Kicking off AICC’s podcast series with someone as dynamic as Greg Tucker is going to be a real treat for not just our members, but for anyone who runs a business. When you consider all that Greg and Bay Cities have accomplished in the industry, and for both AICC and ICPF, as well as the fact that he could just as easily be shining elsewhere if things had gone a little differently at the beginning of his career, it’s an incredibly compelling story,” said Michael M. D’Angelo, AICC President. 

Although his dreams once rested in the entertainment industry, Tucker explains how he eventually shifted the focus and culture of a lifestyle packaging company into the diverse company that is Bay Cities today. He also tells the story of how it all began by “borrowing” a jet ski and driving Bill Hanan, then leader of Bay Cities, home from the airport as a young college student. 

Morelli said, “Greg, one of the more colorful characters in the industry, has had an impact on my career and the careers of so many in AICC. We are excited to share his story and dig into who he is, how he grew into this industry, and talk specifically about the processes that he put in place to get Bay Cities to where it is today.”

With degrees in personnel management and marketing, making samples may not seem like the obvious next step, but it is the one Tucker took. This led him into sales and eventually to run the company. 

“Greg has quite the history in our industry. He is incredibly willing to share his experiences and advice, and he has a lot of both to offer. We are so lucky to have him as our guest and friend,” said Marino.   

New episodes drop the first Monday of every month. Driving Mr. Hanan will be released Monday, March 7. 

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