Board of Directors

Meet The CPA Board of Directors

CPA is comprised of great team members who all work together to make the organization flourish.

Michael Collins
Michael Collins - Director

Term expires: April 2022

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Sterling Contract Packaging, Inc.
1875 Moore-Duncan Highway, Moore SC, 29369
P: 864-587-5511 | W: www.sterlingcpi.com

Education: He graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1987, where he earned a degree in Economics while serving as a member of the Varsity Golf Team and a brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Present Working Experience: Michael Collins is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Contract Packaging Inc., located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  During his 18 years with Sterling, the company has experienced incredible growth, allowing the company to build a 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in 2016. 

Personal: When Michael isn’t helping a CPG with their retail packaging deadline, he can be found on the golf course or snow skiing with his two children.  He became involved with the CPA in 2007 and most recently helped with the development of the new RFQ tool on the CPA website. 

Jennifer Cusick
Jennifer Cusick - Director

Term expires: April 2022

Director, Sales Operations

Trividia Manufacturing Solutions
89 Bridge Street, Lancaster New Hampshire, 03584
P: 603-707-5117 | W: www.trividiams.com

Education: She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine and MBA from Plymouth State College.

Present Working Experience: Jennifer Cusick, Director of Sales Operations, joined Trividia Manufacturing Solutions (formerly P.J. Noyes) in 2010.

Jen has 30+ years of sales, technical, and management experience in various industries, most recently in the manufacturing of EPA and FDA regulated consumer products. Jen’s career began as an engineer in the paper industry and progressed to plant management in security paper manufacturing and towel/tissue converting. In addition to a brief stint in commercial banking, and prior to joining Trividia, Jen was the President of Tender Corporation and also completed the financial organization of a greenfield build local food cooperative.

Personal: Jen has a passion for outdoor adventure, and was a board member and volunteer for the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team in Franconia, New Hampshire for  ~10 years. Jen now lives on the coast of Maine with her husband of 30+ years and Lord Byron, the cat. If not working, Jen can be found hiking, skiing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, or running.

Patty Dodson
Patty Dodson - Vice President

Term expires: June 2021

Patty Dodson was the founder of Exact Packaging, opening up her facility in 1991 with 8 employees. In the past 25 years Patty had grown the business to employee 100 + full time employees and an additional 300 during the peak season.

Exact Packaging is a temperature controlled contract packaging warehousing, fulfillment and distribution center with two facilities in Pontiac and Quincy Illinois.

In 2015 Patty stepped down as the CEO to Director of Sales and Marketing so she could concentrate on building new and current business and building relationships with her customers to maximize the best customer service in her industry and to grow with the CPA board to build strength and leadership in the organization.

Patty has more than 40 years’ experience in running all phases of a business. She formally co- owned Fosdick Poultry in Fairbury, Ill. She currently holds executive positions with the Greater Livingston County Economic Division, The CPA, and CCMSI Illinois Workers Comp.

She supports, attends and chaired the Livingston County Relay for Life for nine years. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, traveling, visiting customers, and attending many sports events for her eight grandchildren with her husband Berley.

John Hayward
Jon Hayward - Treasurer

Term expires: June 2021
Vice President, Bonded Pac LLC
5709 North Graham Street, Charlotte, NC 28269
P: (704) 597-9638

Jon Hayward is Vice President of Bonded Pac, the contract packaging division of Bonded Logistics, a third party logistics provider. Based in Charlotte, NC, Jon has been instrumental in the division’s move to a 218,000 sq. ft. dedicated facility where they provide a variety of contract packaging services. His focus is managing the significant growth Pac has seen from current customers while expanding into new verticals and technologies. Jon is active with the CPA, serving for three years on the Annual Meeting Committee, including committee chair in 2015, prior to accepting a position on the Board of Directors in 2016.

Jon joined Boned Pac as General Manager in 2010. Prior to that, he played an integral role as Partner/Director of Sales and Marketing during the 2008 start-up of Olde Mecklenburg brewery. Jon’s early career was with Coveris Advanced Coatings, a flexible film coater and converter, where he spent 18 years in various engineering, operations, and commercial roles, most notably as Senior Director of Sales & Marketing.

Jon has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University as well as an general management MBA from Wake Forest. He resides in south Charlotte with his wife of 26 years, Kim, and has two children, Alyson and Jacob.

Nikki Johnson
Nikki Johnson - Director

Term expires: June 2021
Executive Vice President, Kala
1275 S 1600 W, Orem, UT 84058
P: (801) 235-9595 | W: withkala.com

Nikki Johnson has spent nearly 25 years of her professional career within the packaging and printing sectors, with experience in both equipment and materials.

She held a number of business development roles within ITW from 1993 through 2013. After that, she began consulting independently in the industry helping packaging equipment and material manufacturers, distributors and service providers better position their companies for growth. During that time, she served as the Managing Director of the Contract Packaging Association.

Today, Nikki Johnson is serving as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Kala in Orem, Utah. Kala is an exciting and growing organization that provides printed labels and flexible packaging.

Tim Koers
Tim Koers - Immediate Past President

Term expires: June 2021

President, Sea Changes Now, LLC  

P: 847-344-0702 | E: [email protected]

Tim was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of The Visual Pak Companies.  

Tim's expertise in contract manufacturing, contract packaging, 3rd Party Logisitcs, and transportation services to the Contract Packaging Industry makes him an invaluable resource for our members. Tim understands what it takes to be able to support both large brick and mortar clients as well as emerging marketing only clients.

Tim has an undergraduate degree in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has a diverse background having held positions in Operations, Finance and Business Development in the consulting, technology, manufacturing, and distribution industries.

In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, participating in volunteer organizations, and whenever possible enjoying outdoor activities involving fishing and upland bird hunting.

Tom Landry
Tom Landry - Director

Term expires: June 2021
President, Allegiance Staffing, LLC
5726 Root Road , Spring, TX 77389
P: (281) 355-9222 | W: allegiancestaffing.com

Headquartered in Spring, TX, Allegiance Staffing has operations in 14 states and continues to expand. In 2001, Tom Landry was a co-founder of the company. Under his leadership, Allegiance Staffing has become one of only 13 staffing companies to be named “Best in Staffing” by Inavero seven consecutive years (2010 – 2016). This prestigious award is based 100% on client satisfaction.

Tom has made his career in the staffing industry for the past 30 years and has operated his own firm for 24 of those years. He created and successfully implemented the Allegiance “3 Day / 3 Way” hiring system that has dramatically outperformed the staffing industry in producing high quality talent and unparalleled talent retention rates. He is the past President of the Texas Association of Staffing, and currently serves on the Safety and Worker Comp Committee of the American Staffing Association. In 2016 he was named to “The Staffing 100” by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the most influential people in staffing. A sought after speaker, Tom has presented at the WERC and CPA annual conferences on Total Cost of Ownership, at the IWLA Operations Conference and CPA on Affordable Care Act compliance and has published several papers on effective purchasing of talent to reduce cost.

“My total focus is on aligning with my customers, understanding the drivers of how they make money and delivering a service that maximizes the output of the talent we provide them. In logistics, packaging and manufacturing, labor efficiency is the key to profitability and Allegiance is all about delivering tangible, sustainable results.

Mark-Omalley-Updated
Mark O'Malley - President

Term expires: June 2021

President, Paket Corporation

9165 South Lake Shore Drive. Chicago, IL 60617
P: 773-221-7300 | W: paketcorp.com

Mark was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He attended college at Northwestern University, with a BA in Biology and attended graduate school at DePaul University, MBA Finance. Early on Mark worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Merger & Acquisition valuation consultant, and Building Supply Company owner.

Mark is now the Owner/President of Paket Corp since 1996. Paket is a contract manufacturer and filler of personal care products including hair care, lotions, crèmes, etc. Located on the Southeast side of Chicago in over 105,000 square feet, Paket specializes in pouch and tube filling and also have a wide range of secondary packaging capabilities. They have complete blending/compounding and lab facility to compliment their filling lines.

Mark has been married 35 years with 3 children, Brian, Daniel and Kevin. He will also ditch work for golf or snow skiing almost always.

Rob Reinders
Rob Reinders - Director

Term expires: April 2022
President, Performance Packaging of Nevada

6430 Medical Center St. Suite 102, Las Vegas, NV 89148
P: (702) 240-3453 | W: pplv.co

Robert Reinders is the owner and leader of these three organizations responsible for all operations and fiscal matters. He is responsible for market strategy and product development as well. Rob has over 30 years of thorough knowledge in the production, operations and sales/ marketing of flexible packaging products throughout the flexible packaging industry.

His operational experience includes production from the ground floor up to interim General Manager. During that time he worked all of the production equipment, all administrative activities including VOC Emissions compliance, budgeted hourly rates on new equipment and pricing strategy for the market.

His sales and marketing experience start at the CSR level, sales professional and ultimately Director of Sales with responsibilities for the national sales team and broker network. He managed corporate accounts including Nabisco, Hostess Brands, Interstate Brands, Sunshine Biscuit and Granny Goose Foods.

Founder and President of Performance Packaging January 1995 to the present. Founder and President Performance Machinery Corporation (PMC) Jan 2015. Founder and CEO of RCR Beverages dba Blue Kangaroo Contract Filling Services Jan 2015.

Trade Affiliations: Long term member of the Contract Packaging Association (CPA), Private Label Manufacturer’s Association (PLMA), Natural Products Industry, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, INC (NASFT), PPAI and the American Beverage Association.

Business Organizations A ten year member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Leadership positions included two years as the President of the Las Vegas Chapter and a member of the Global Strategic Alliance Committee reporting to the Global EO Board.

Latest Accomplishments: Branded the product SipP™ for infant safe products for the protection of infants and children in the packaging industry. SipP Cap patent # 8,443,999 B1. Pixie Dust Patent # 9,078,435 B2. SipP Spoon patent # 8,459,504. SipP Pouch Pop™ and corresponding patent #D720,217. SipP Zip Patent Pending

Jerry Thompson
Jerry Thompson - Director

Term expires: June 2021
President, Combined Technologies, Inc.

503 Bloomingdale Dr, Bristol, IN 46507
P: (847) 968-4855 x201 | E: [email protected]

Jerry started CTI in 2000 after working in the packaging industry for many years.  He originally designed and developed packaging programs for a variety of companies.  Once CTI was launched, he quickly expanded into co-packing.  Jerry has been a member of the CPA for 7 years and has been very actively involved. 

His primary focus has been developing solutions for businesses of all sizes.  Additionally, Jerry is very passionate about the environment and made his career in packaging a way to implement as many cost saving changes while reducing waste or using environmentally friendly materials.  Well before it became a buzz word for the industry, Jerry was committed to RRR, focusing on recycling and reducing waste.

John Mazelin
John Mazelin - Association Secretary

Executive Director, CPA

12930 Worldgate Drive Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170
E: [email protected] | P: (502) 371-5310

John F Mazelin is the Vice President-Business Development for Accu-tec, Inc, a member of the B4B Alliance. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, his responsibilities include overseeing business development across the Alliance, which includes Accu-tec, Inc, a contract packager, Mercury Logistics of Kentucky, a 3PL provider and Shippers Supply Co, a supplier of packaging materials.

Mr. Mazelin has degrees from Indiana University and the University of Evansville. He began his packaging career with Inland Container Corp (now part of International Paper) in sales and sales management. His experience includes interaction with consumer packaged goods companies and tier 1 and tier 2 automotive companies. He has over 15 years of experience in the contract packaging industry and has served on the Board of Directors of the CPA since 1997.