Excel Packaging has named Chris Sommers as president after he worked closely for three years with the company’s management team on key accounts, business strategy and marketing.
Sommers received his bachelor’s degree in graphic design and digital media from Laguna College of Art & Design. He brings a keen eye for design trends, color management and customer brands to his new role. In addition to his design background, Sommers recently earned a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California.
Prior to joining Excel, Sommers worked in product design, production and graphic design with brands such as Vans, Hurley and Stussy, learning firsthand the importance of meeting customer design, quality and brand requirements. His time at Excel has allowed him to build key relationships with customers, discover opportunities for innovation and work with the management team to continuously enhance customer service.
Mike Sommers will continue to be active as chairman of the board. His main responsibilities are leading and shaping long term company vision and guiding Excel’s sustainability mission.
“Our company has been going through an exciting time, evolving and growing,” Mike Sommers said. “Part of that growth has been the development of our management team, so I'm proud to see Chris step into this role, and I have complete faith in him to lead our great team of experts to continued growth and success.”
Chris Sommers said he’s excited to step into this new role.
“We have an especially talented team that is focused on transforming the business, elevating our customer experience, and continuing to unlock future growth opportunities,” he said. “Together, we look forward to transforming the packaging industry through service, innovation, and sustainability.”