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Marcella Kupraszewicz

Sales Manager

Work History

July 2016Present

Sales Manager

Gascogne Packaging USA

Sales Manager for Flexibles Product Line

•Create customized solutions for existing clients based on their respective production needs. 

•Reestablish relationships with former clientele base through calls, email, and in-person meetings.

•Educated Gascogne on benefits of PackExpo. Constructed cross functional team to collaborate exhibiting plans. Secured exhibitor booth and organized meetings with target prospects.

•Identify potential partnerships for Gascogne to expand upon within US markets. Infiltrate prospective markets by determining leads through extensive research.

May 2015July 2016

Packaging Engineer

Bay Valley Foods

Packaging lead for Dry Dinners, Liquid Beverages, and Pickles

•Drove npd packaging for Liquid Coffee Creamers platform. Worked with packaging suppliers and line mechanics to create designs that exceeded customer expectations, minimized trial risk, and expedited timing without compromising quality.

•Managed research development for Dry Dinner multipacks. Created initial film process to minimize order lead times and optimize production for new equipment. Implemented SOP over $2.3 million business and applied findings across other THF business units.

•Established root cause analysis for Microwave Cups quality issue. Assembled core team to discuss and execute testing plan. Found immediate solution and implemented findings to win customer bid.  

•Built strong business relationships with world class material and equipment vendors including  WestRock, Fort Dearborn, Midland Packaging, Robbie Flexibles, Bell, Ring Containers, Berlin, Graham, Silgan, Printpack, SMI, and Texwrap. 

•Collected packaging specifications from suppliers. Composed and managed said specifications across multiple business units, using SAP. Converted specifications to be utilized for BOMs between SAP and PDM.

June 2014Dec 2014

Packaging Co-Op

Kraft Foods

•Leveraged creative skills to drive $3.9 million in packaging productivity for Easy Mac Cup 8ct cases. Optimized cup orientation by inverting cups driving a decrease in the size of the secondary packaging. Worked through CAPE software to increase unit load efficiency by 43%.

•Lead research to resolve a chronic quality issue impacting Taco Bell Dinners Kits. Created testing plans and executed them in multiple markets across North America. Analyzed research data and identified solution. Created plan for solution implementation.

•Composed packaging specifications using Kraft’s internal system, Meridian. Worked with Kraft Master Data team to establish packaging specification changes from Meridian to SAP.

Education

20102015

Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science

Michigan State University

•Competed for Michigan State University as a varsity athlete. Established strong relationships with teammates, coaches and trainers to drive team success.

•Balanced full class work, practice and work while continuing to post lifetime best performances in the pool and in the classroom.

•Inspired trust in teammates and was elected by them as a member of Swimming Leadership Committee responsible for nurturing the relationship between the team and the coaching staff. 

•Built strong personal relationships with teammates, identified mentors, learned from their experiences to enhance personal success. As senior swimmer, became a mentor to underclassmen to ensure their success along with the teams.

•Recipient of 2014 Spartan of the Year Award

•MSU Packaging Mentor/Mentee Program. Served as a mentor to incoming packaging students. Established periodic one on ones checking in on mentee’s experience and progress with Packaging’s academic curriculum.

Activities & Societies: MSU Varsity Swimming & Diving, CoPPAC, & Pi Kappa Gamma