KANSAS CITY, MO (April 1, 2021) — Vanguard Packaging, founded in 1975, a leading designer and manufacturer of value-added point-of-purchase displays today announces the appointment of Chris Stoler as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Stoler will be responsible for creating the infrastructure to grow Vanguard organically through its sales driven culture, eCommerce, and acquisition. Current CEO, Mark Mathes has announced that he will be stepping away from the day-to-day management of the business to take on the new role of Executive Chairman. Mark’s focuses going forward will be to lead M & A and to work to make the company a stronger national level display and packaging company.
Chris Stoler is a veteran of the manufacturing industry of paper-based food packaging, corrugated packaging, adhesives, plastics, and agriculture equipment. In his most recent position, Stoler was the President of FDC Graphics Films where he had full P&L responsibility for all aspects of the operation. Chris and his team were able to double the revenue of the business. In these roles, Chris’ experiences included strategic planning, building high performance management teams, cultivating data driven organizations and positioning businesses for best-in-class performance.
“Vanguard is excited to have Chris join the team to lend his experiences to strong business growth” said Mark Mathes.
About Vanguard Packaging
Vanguard Companies is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service, marketing, and merchandising solution providers. Vanguard’s expertise in corrugated displays, packaging, e- commerce, fulfillment and program management is demonstrated across every retail channel and category. We specialize in the creation of high quality products and services through the use of sustainable business practices and recognized as the most sustainable packaging company in North America. The Vanguard Companies believe in the power of our strong collaborative relationships combined with data driven knowledge and a superior service experience. Our primary goal is to help our customer’s sell more product and increase sales. Learn more at greatplainspkg.com