Corporate Leadership

Founded in 1966 by Dick Strauss and Franklin Gregory, Advance Packaging continues to be guided by their vision for packaging excellence. The leadership team is dedicated to providing top-quality products, precision workmanship and excellent service to the largest corporation to the smallest one-person operation. We welcome the opportunity to serve your business and all of its packaging needs.

Management Team

Don Crossley | President

Mr. Crossley has broad experience in managerial, operations and sales positions and has been with Advance Packaging since 1986. Prior to Advance, Mr. Crossley spent several years in managerial positions with the Rock-Tenn Company. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Washington & Lee University, he holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Middle-Tennessee State University.

Steve Philp | Chief Information Officer

Mr. Philp joined Advance Packaging in 1994. He attended Eastern Michigan University, studying Operations Research and Information Systems. He is currently the Chief Information Officer, having previously worked in the Die Shop and Shipping departments at Advance.

R. Scott Wilcox | Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Wilcox joined Advance in 1998 and holds a B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University. His years of design experience include; corrugated packaging, graphics, kits, returnables, and ISTA testing. He is currently the head of the Sales, Graphics, Design, and Customer Service.

Sue Albrecht | Vice President, Administration

Ms. Albrecht has general human resource and operations experience of 41 years with the last 23 in management. Operations experience include both public and privately held companies. She has had opportunity to specialize in employment insurance, product liability, safety, payroll, retirement plans, employee relations and compensation. She has been with Advance Packaging Corporation since 2001 over seeing human resources, safety and environmental.

David L. Straten | Director of Graphic Packaging

Mr. Straten came to Advance Packaging in 2007; his focus surrounds pre-press and technical developments on high-end graphics packaging. Prior to joining, he served as Graphics Manager at both Smurfit-Stone and Lewisburg Container and as a Packaging Graphics Designer for Anchor Hocking Corporation. In addition to his work with Advance, Mr. Straten co-wrote the Corrugated Print Guide and has served as a judge and chair of the FTA Excellence awards. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Ohio State University.

Dan Boucher | Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Boucher assumed the CFO role in 2014 after joining the company in 2011. He has prior experience in corporate finance, operations finance and public accounting. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University and is a CPA.

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