Going Forward- Part 1: New Breaking Down Boxes Episode Released

In the latest episode of Breaking Down Boxes, the captivating podcast produced by AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, hosts Gene Marino, President, Akers Packaging Service Group, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers and Lewisburg Printing Co., engage in a compelling conversation with Richard Brown, President and Co-Owner of The BoxMaker. 

Part 1 of Going Forward delves into key aspects of Richard’s career in the packaging industry that led him to The BoxMaker, offering valuable insights for listeners. 

“Our listeners will enjoy Richard’s story. He is a good friend and I have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for him, the founders of The BoxMaker and the team of professionals that work with Richard,” said Marino.

Richard’s journey in the packaging world began at 14 years old, working in his father’s distribution company. This hands-on experience and hard-working attitude led to his transformative climb from the warehouse floor to the executive boardroom. His story serves as a testament to the profound impact of practical experience in shaping a successful career in the packaging sector.

The podcast also explores the pivotal role mentorship played in Richard’s professional growth. With the support of several industry mentors, Richard gained invaluable insights during his formative years, setting the stage for his later successes in the industry. 

Richard Brown’s strategic approach to growth is another highlight. The emphasis on relationship-building before business discussions becomes a key takeaway for listeners looking to navigate the intricate landscape of the packaging industry.

“Richard’s odyssey will resonate with many Breaking Down Boxes listeners,” said AICC President Mike D’Angelo. “His traditional packaging background, shared in this episode, was a sound launching pad for his forward-looking embrace of new processes, and the resulting tremendous success he has had at The Boxmaker.”

The human side of leadership takes center stage as the episode sheds light on the delicate balance between career and family. Richard discusses the significant role family considerations played in his decision-making process, emphasizing transparent communication and the thoughtful evaluation of family dynamics as crucial elements in navigating career choices.

Going Forward Part II will cover Richard’s time at The BoxMaker. The episode delves into Richard’s leadership philosophy and innovative strategy to keep his company on the cutting edge. 

Listen to Going Forward Part I now on all major podcast players or at www.AICCbox.org/Boxes

Ox Box sponsors this episode, offering strength you can depend on. Learn more at www.OxBox.com.