Episode 12

Published on:

6th Feb 2023

Young, Dumb, & Fearless

Welcome to Breaking Down Boxes. We have compelling conversations with entrepreneurs in the packaging space.

In this episode we talk with Chad Wagner, President of Peachtree Packaging, in Lawrenceville, GA.

Wager was recruited by the founder of Peachtree Packaging when we was working after school as a golf caddy. After graduating high school Wagner joined the air force and then studied at UGA, where in his junior year the Peachtree’s founder asked him to come back after he graduated. Working throughout the plant, and excelling in sales Wagner, with several partners, eventually bought Peachtree Packaging.

Wagner said, “the company is continuing to learn and evolve and spend capital to add assets for what we want to do and increase our capabilities. We care about investing in our people and attracting the best talent. We are constantly asking how we can push the company forward with better service and solutions to bring value to the marketplace and help as many people as we can.”

Throughout his story you hear the value of his work ethic and how his belief in what Peachtree could be gained him friends in the company and helped the company grow.


Peachtree's Facebook page

@ptreepackaging on Twitter

Peachtree on YouTube

Peachtree's TIkTok

Peachtree's LinkedIn

Peachtree's Website

In the next episode we sit down with Kim Nelson of Royal Containers.

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About the Podcast

Breaking Down Boxes
Compelling Conversations with Successful Entrepreneurs in the Packaging Space
Breaking Down Boxes, brought to you by AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, gives you the story behind the boxes. Gene Marino, Akers Packaging & AICC Board Chair, and Joe Morelli, Huston Patterson Printers & AICC Associate Board Chair, interview significant players in the independent packaging industry. Entrepreneurs share their trials and triumphs in authentic conversations filled with knowledge and laughter.

New episodes drop the first Monday of every month. The first episode will be available March 7 with a bonus episode available soon!

Visit us at https://www.AICCbox.org to learn how we help our members succeed.

About your hosts

Gene Marino

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Executive Vice President
Akers Packaging Service Group
Passionate about entrepreneurs building sustainable businesses.

Joseph Morelli

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Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Huston Patterson Printers
Passionate about professional growth and success.

Ox Box

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Ox Box is the official sponsor of Breaking Down Boxes.
Ox Box is strength you can depend on.