Director of Marketing for Retail Ready Packaging
Chet is the Director of Marketing for Retail Ready Packaging at Vanguard Packaging. As the Director of Private Brand Packaging Solutions at Walmart, Chet was instrumental in the development and the evolution of Retail Ready guidelines and also co-lead the Packaging Sustainable Value Network driving packaging sustainability initiatives. Prior to his ten years of retail experience, Chet was Corrugated Sourcing Manager for Tyson Foods and Territory Manager for International Paper in addition to time as a Supply Officer in the US Marine Corps. His background in supply chain logistics and paper packaging are extensive and his perspectives as box manufacturer, CPG supplier and retailer provide depth and nuance to his SRP expertise. Chet works from Vanguard’s Bentonville, AR office.
Vanguard Packaging is an independently-owned and operated manufacturer of point-of-purchase displays, signage, retail packaging and corrugated boxes. In addition to the corporate headquarters design and manufacturing facility at SubTropolis in Kansas City, Missouri, the company has offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Bentonville, Arkansas. Vanguard specializes in the creation of high-quality products through the use of sustainable business practices, and has become recognized as the most sustainable packaging company in North America.