We have a long history of driving the industry forward with products like the Sher-Mitt® and the very first Sinewave™ bag. We honor that history by continuing to innovate on an individual basis and create new packaging solutions just for you. Our world-class facility and talented teams are dedicated to changing the game for companies like yours – companies that want to build enduring brands and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Pak-Sher strives to be a nimble U.S. manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging committed to enhancing the experiences of our customers, team, and community by energizing people, nurturing relationships and having the courage to seek a “better” way.
We do this through our unwavering commitment to:
- Product Development
- Employee Development
- Our Broker Network
- Environmental Stewardship
- Social Responsibility, both Locally and Globally
Pak-Sher has been an innovator in the design and manufacture of carryout and kitchen prep packaging since the early 1970’s. Pak-Sher invented many of the packaging products used throughout the restaurant, deli and grocery industry today. Pop-up Quicksheets® were originally developed for service delis as a solution to customer complaints of “soggy” paper sticking to their sliced deli meats . More recently, Pak-Sher designed the easy on-off food handling Sher-Mitt® to minimize potential cross-contamination in kitchens. The Sher-Mitt is now being recommended by local health departments for protection of naked or gloved hands from cross-contamination in kitchen prep areas. Items such as our patented 2-cup drink carrier and catering bags for party trays were all Pak-Sher innovations. Today, Pak-Sher is taking the lead in developing a complete line of fully compostable plastic packaging.
Meet the team serving you.
Troy came on board in February of 2015. Previously employed in Denver, Colorado as the Process Improvement Manager for Henry Wurst, he has over 20 years of experience in the printing industry and expertise in Converting, Sales and Marketing. Troy was the founder and former CEO of On Target Marketing LLC, a mass mailing operation that grew into one of the largest mailing service companies in Colorado. He worked in the Sales and Operations division of Data National Corporation, and served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. Troy holds an MBA from Colorado State University. He has been married to his wife, Mindy, for 17 years. Together they have two children, a daughter – age 14, and a son – age 12. In his leisure time, he enjoys snowmobiling and fishing. Originally from Wisconsin, Troy remains a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and proudly declares them as the best NFL team!
Leona joined Pak-Sher in January, 2016, with over 25 years in Accounting & Finance experience. She began her career at a CPA firm, then moved through governmental, manufacturing, private equity and most recently, 8 years in the Oil & Gas industry. She brings a diversified talent holding positions such as Director, CFO, VP of Finance, Corp. Controller and Contract Analyst. Leona hails from MS, graduating with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Ms. She and her husband Charlie have two children; both married and residing in Texas. While she has no grandchildren; children and church hold special places in her heart, having worked in Awanas and teaching pre-K Sunday school for years. Leona loves kids, animals, nature, going to the beach, and most of all the Caribbean! She is an amateur photographer and enjoys exploring nature, going off the beaten path with her husband in her spare time.
Dave Kouchoukos joined the Pak-Sher family as Chief Customer Officer in August of 2017. He brings with him 30 years’ experience in the foodservice industry with responsibilities ranging from product development to sustainability management, and from supply chain management to account management and business development. Dave spent the bulk of his career at HAVI Global Solutions, who manages McDonald's packaging supply globally. He spent half of that time on McDonald's and half developing their business away from McDonald's managing the packaging supply chain of the likes of Chipotle, Boston Market, Panda Express and Darden Restaurant Group, among others. Dave most recently was the Global Sales Director at Rapak, a company that manufactures bag-in-box (BIB) bags and fillers for the liquid foods industry. With an undergraduate degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan state and an MBA from DePaul University, Dave's experience and education are a welcome addition to Pak-Sher. Dave loves spending time with his wife, Lori, and three sons, Brad, Mark and Ryan, and resides in Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. As our Chief Customer Officer he is tasked with orchestrating our Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Product Development teams to deliver a seamless and exquisite customer experience. .
Jim and his wife, Weezie, live in Nashville and have two boys, both of whom are attending University of Tennessee with one graduating this week. Jim will be working out of an office in his home which is conveniently located near many of our customers.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. Jim has more than 30 years of business experience including a long tenure at Heinz, Kent Precision Foods, and most recently with D&W Finepack. While working with these suppliers Jim was always involved in national accounts sales development.
Tessa started her career with Pak-Sher August 2015 bringing with her over 25 years in the HR field including 15 years in Manufacturing in such roles as Director of HR, General Manager, Accounting Manager, and Payroll Manager. Tessa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and graduated from the Executive Management Program - International Negotiations & Management. Tessa is extremely involved with her family. She has two boys ages 18 & 24 that keep her busy. She loves the country life where her family has plenty of room for their horses, Wagyu Cattle, chickens, and dogs. When she is not outside she enjoys watching Aggies and Cowboys football!!
Josh joined Pak-Sher in January 2018 to spearhead the marketing department. His current focus is on building the Pak-Sher brand and helping reps educate current and prospective clients about all we have to offer. Josh graduated from LeTourneau University with a degree in Marketing and completed his MBA at the University of Texas at Tyler. He previously worked in STEMCO’s marketing department before leading the marcom department at a small oil and gas service company. Josh and his wife have one toddler. In his free time, Josh enjoys playing guitar and rooting for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.
Gene joined the Pak-Sher family in August of 2017. A graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken, he now lives in Greenville, SC. Gene’s diverse background with tier one companies in foodservice regional/broker management uniquely positions him for the future with Pak-Sher. An avid Clemson fan, Gene is also the father of two daughters, 31 & 22; and one son, 27. He is known as “Poppy” by his two beautiful granddaughters. When not working at Pak-Sher, Gene serves locally in his church and has enjoyed a long-time passion for developing the next generation of teenagers so they will be morally and ethically prepared for the next level in life. He loves his friends and enjoying good times with them. When he’s not busy with the above activities and family, Gene enjoys a fun round of golf.
Tommy has been employed with Pak-Sher since 2002 and has managed several departments which include Quality Assurance, Global Purchasing, Plant Superintendent, and his current position of Plant Manager. He has been in the packaging business for the past 18 years. Tommy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M Commerce.
Dennis works with Pak-Sher's brokers and national accounts in the western region of the country. He began his career in the food business working for a produce distributor in Houston. He continued working in sales for United Beverage and M&M Mars in food distribution. Dennis has been in the foodservice packaging sales business for the past 10 years with AJM, Wincup and most recently with D&W Fine Pack. Dennis went to UT Austin and has a degree in economics. He and his wife, Sofia, live near Houston in Baytown, and have three children, two of whom have already graduated from college and one just entering.
Mindi came onboard in October 2014 and is the newest member of our HR Support team! Mindi brings with her 10+ years of sales & marketing experience. She works alongside Tessa Conrad, HR Director. Mindi is deeply involved with her children and their athletic activities. When she's not running her boys back and forth to practice and games, she enjoys reading in her spare time.
Tom's first experience with Pak-Sher was as a consultant working to reduce scrap. In July 2018, he came on board with Pak-Sher and oversees quality assurance and process improvement.
Tom and his wife, Neeley, have 5 children. He was originally from Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mechanical engineering. He started his career with General Motors where he was a process improvement and problem solver for their manufacturing operations globally, for nearly a 10-year period. Tom then moved back home to help manage his family farm for a couple of years. He then spent the next 6 years in various consulting roles leveraging his process management and problem-solving expertise.
Marcell has been with Pak-Sher since October 2012. She comes from a background in manufacturing and spent over 17 years in the flexible packaging industry. Marcell and her husband live in Longview and have three grown children. She welcomed her first grandchild in May of 2014.
Myron began his Pak-sher career in 1981. Originally from Iowa, he served 4 yrs. in the US Air Force before joining Pak-Sher. He moved up through the organization quickly, beginning as a bag machine operator in the Converting department, then stepping up to shift supervisor and ultimately Converting Dept. Manager. In 1989 Myron was promoted again to Quality Dept. Manager, a new position heading up a brand new department. In 1996, Myron took on the role of Customer Service Manager. Myron is currently Senior Sales Support Specialist, responsible for Eastern region sales support, training, and the day-to-day operations of the Sales Support team. Myron and his wife have been married since June of 1984. Together they share 2 daughters that have blessed them with 2 grandsons & 1 grandaughter. His hobbies include bowling, golf and Nascar.
Jessica came on board with Pak-Sher October 10, 2007. She started in the plant operating the machines that makes the bags. She was transfered to the Sales team in July 2015. Jessica lives in Kilgore with her daughter, Krista. When she is not working she enjoys the outdoors fishing, riding atv's, camping, or relaxing on the beach. She is currently attending Kilgore College.
Jennifer began her career with Pak-Sher August 10, 2015. She brings with her 15+ years experience in Sales and Marketing. When Jennifer is not working she is busy running from one athletic event to another with her 3 teenagers. She lives in White Oak with her husband and three children. Jennifer is a member of White Oak Community Church. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.