Board of Directors

Meet The CPA Board of Directors

CPA is comprised of great team members who all work together to make the organization flourish.

Patty Dodson
Patty Dodson

Term expires: June 2019
Director of Logistics and Fundraising, Southwestern Family of Companies

191 Charter Place, LaVergne, TN 37086
P: (615) 390-2807 | W: southwestern.com

Patty Dodson was the founder of Exact Packaging, opening up her facility in 1991 with 8 employees. In the past 25 years Patty had grown the business to employee 100 + full time employees and an additional 300 during the peak season.

Exact Packaging is a temperature controlled contract packaging warehousing, fulfillment and distribution center with two facilities in Pontiac and Quincy Illinois.

In 2015 Patty stepped down as the CEO to Director of Sales and Marketing so she could concentrate on building new and current business and building relationships with her customers to maximize the best customer service in her industry and to grow with the CPA board to build strength and leadership in the organization.

Patty has more than 40 years’ experience in running all phases of a business. She formally co- owned Fosdick Poultry in Fairbury, Ill. She currently holds executive positions with the Greater Livingston County Economic Division, The CPA, and CCMSI Illinois Workers Comp.

She supports, attends and chaired the Livingston County Relay for Life for nine years. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, traveling, visiting customers, and attending many sports events for her eight grandchildren with her husband Berley.

John Hayward
John Hayward

Term expires: June 2019
Vice President, Bonded Pac
5709 North Graham Street, Charlotte, NC 28269
P: (704) 597-9638

Jon Hayward is Vice President of Bonded Pac, the contract packaging division of Bonded Logistics, a third party logistics provider. Based in Charlotte, NC, Jon has been instrumental in the division’s move to a 218,000 sq. ft. dedicated facility where they provide a variety of contract packaging services. His focus is managing the significant growth Pac has seen from current customers while expanding into new verticals and technologies. Jon is active with the CPA, serving for three years on the Annual Meeting Committee, including committee chair in 2015, prior to accepting a position on the Board of Directors in 2016.

Jon joined Boned Pac as General Manager in 2010. Prior to that, he played an integral role as Partner/Director of Sales and Marketing during the 2008 start-up of Olde Mecklenburg brewery. Jon’s early career was with Coveris Advanced Coatings, a flexible film coater and converter, where he spent 18 years in various engineering, operations, and commercial roles, most notably as Senior Director of Sales & Marketing.

Jon has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University as well as an general management MBA from Wake Forest. He resides in south Charlotte with his wife of 26 years, Kim, and has two children, Alyson and Jacob.

Nikki Johnson
Nikki Johnson

Term expires: June 2019
Executive Vice President, Revenue, Kala
1275 S 1600 W, Orem, UT 84058
P: (801) 235-9595 | W: withkala.com

Nikki Johnson has spent nearly 25 years of her professional career within the packaging and printing sectors, with experience in both equipment and materials.

She held a number of business development roles within ITW from 1993 through 2013. After that, she began consulting independently in the industry helping packaging equipment and material manufacturers, distributors and service providers better position their companies for growth. During that time, she served as the Managing Director of the Contract Packaging Association.

Today, Nikki Johnson is serving as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Kala in Orem, Utah. Kala is an exciting and growing organization that provides printed labels and flexible packaging.

Tom Landry
Tom Landry

Term expires: June 2019
President, Allegiance Staffing, LLC
5726 Root Road , Spring, TX 77389
P: (281) 355-9222 | W: allegiancestaffing.com

Headquartered in Spring, TX, Allegiance Staffing has operations in 14 states and continues to expand. In 2001, Tom Landry was a co-founder of the company. Under his leadership, Allegiance Staffing has become one of only 13 staffing companies to be named “Best in Staffing” by Inavero seven consecutive years (2010 – 2016). This prestigious award is based 100% on client satisfaction.

Tom has made his career in the staffing industry for the past 30 years and has operated his own firm for 24 of those years. He created and successfully implemented the Allegiance “3 Day / 3 Way” hiring system that has dramatically outperformed the staffing industry in producing high quality talent and unparalleled talent retention rates. He is the past President of the Texas Association of Staffing, and currently serves on the Safety and Worker Comp Committee of the American Staffing Association. In 2016 he was named to “The Staffing 100” by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the most influential people in staffing. A sought after speaker, Tom has presented at the WERC and CPA annual conferences on Total Cost of Ownership, at the IWLA Operations Conference and CPA on Affordable Care Act compliance and has published several papers on effective purchasing of talent to reduce cost.

“My total focus is on aligning with my customers, understanding the drivers of how they make money and delivering a service that maximizes the output of the talent we provide them. In logistics, packaging and manufacturing, labor efficiency is the key to profitability and Allegiance is all about delivering tangible, sustainable results.

Rob Reinders
Rob Reinders

Term expires: June 2020
President, Performance Packaging
President, Performance Machinery Corp.
CEO, RCR Beverages LLC

6430 Medical Center St. Suite 102, Las Vegas, NV 89148
P: (702) 240-3453 | W: pplv.co

Robert Reinders is the owner and leader of these three organizations responsible for all operations and fiscal matters. He is responsible for market strategy and product development as well. Rob has over 30 years of thorough knowledge in the production, operations and sales/ marketing of flexible packaging products throughout the flexible packaging industry.

His operational experience includes production from the ground floor up to interim General Manager. During that time he worked all of the production equipment, all administrative activities including VOC Emissions compliance, budgeted hourly rates on new equipment and pricing strategy for the market.

His sales and marketing experience start at the CSR level, sales professional and ultimately Director of Sales with responsibilities for the national sales team and broker network. He managed corporate accounts including Nabisco, Hostess Brands, Interstate Brands, Sunshine Biscuit and Granny Goose Foods.

Founder and President of Performance Packaging January 1995 to the present. Founder and President Performance Machinery Corporation (PMC) Jan 2015. Founder and CEO of RCR Beverages dba Blue Kangaroo Contract Filling Services Jan 2015.

Trade Affiliations: Long term member of the Contract Packaging Association (CPA), Private Label Manufacturer’s Association (PLMA), Natural Products Industry, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, INC (NASFT), PPAI and the American Beverage Association.

Business Organizations A ten year member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Leadership positions included two years as the President of the Las Vegas Chapter and a member of the Global Strategic Alliance Committee reporting to the Global EO Board.

Latest Accomplishments: Branded the product SipP™ for infant safe products for the protection of infants and children in the packaging industry. SipP Cap patent # 8,443,999 B1. Pixie Dust Patent # 9,078,435 B2. SipP Spoon patent # 8,459,504. SipP Pouch Pop™ and corresponding patent #D720,217. SipP Zip Patent Pending

Eric Wilhelm
Eric Wilhelm

Term expires: June 2019
CEO, Coregistics
240 Northpoint Parkway, Acworth, GA 30102
P: (678) 453-5900 | W: coregistics.com

Eric J. Wilhelm, "The Disruptive CEO," is an innovative and results-driven, self-employed investor who currently manages controlling interest in a number of ventures across a wide range of industries including supply chain & logistics, powersports and real-estate development.

In 1994, Eric founded Wilpak, Inc., a Supply chain/contract packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. As CEO and President, he grew revenue and profit consistently over thirteen consecutive years in business. In 2006, Eric merged Wilpak with The Jacobson Companies to create JacobsonWilpak, a fully integrated supply chain solution, which was ultimately absorbed by the Jacobson Companies in 2007. In 2012 Eric completed the acquisition of 20+ year supply chain veteran Market Resource Packaging and successfully rebranded the entity as Coregistics.

In May of 2013 Coregistics completed the acquisition of 40-year-old Cano Packaging Corporation, a leader in primary packaging solutions for the food and confectionary industry. Today Eric serves as CEO of Coregistics, the principal of Freedom Power Sports and sits on the Board of Directors for the Contract Packaging Association, and Metro Bank. Eric and his wife Deborah actively continue their fundraising efforts for numerous Atlanta area charitable organizations including the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. You can read Eric's Blog, "The Disruptive CEO" at www.coregistics.com/the-disruptive-ceo/