Officers

Meet the CPA Officers

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

Vicky Smitley
Vicky Smitley - Past-President

Term expires: June 2020
Vice President of Sales, Hearthside Food Solutions

310 West Tenth Street, P.O. Box 456, Gibson City IL 60936
P: 217-784-4238 | W: hearthsidefoods.com

Vicky’s career began 25 years ago in the area of quality assurance at Hearthside Food Solutions, the industry’s largest food contract manufacturer and the largest private bakery in the U.S. She made lateral moves within the company to gain valuable experience. Her passion for industry growth inevitably pushed her into a business development role, where she has done business both nationally and internationally. Today Vicky co-leads the company’s sales team and serves on the company leadership team where she helps connect clients to solutions - whether it be a product, package or exclusive manufacturing partnership.

Vicky has been involved with the Contract Packaging Association since 2001 and currently serves as its past president. In her role, she represents the association on a variety of industry panels and frequently contributes to various trade publications. Additionally, Vicky is passionate about raising awareness amongst college students of career opportunities within the packaging industry specifically within contract manufacturing and packaging space.

As a fervent supporter of causes driving toward a cure for cancer, Vicky is listed on the national register of Be the Match, an organization that provides stem cell and bone marrow transplants in the United States from unrelated volunteer donors to patients.

Vicky and her husband Robert enjoy country living near Champaign, Illinois, and together enjoy traveling, boating and – on a rare occasion – doing absolutely nothing and enjoying every minute of it.

Tim Koers
Tim Koers - President

Term expires: June 2019

P: 847-344-0702 | E: tkoers@gmail.com

Tim is the Chief Operating Officer of The Visual Pak Companies, a group of vertically integrated company divisions offering components, contract manufacturing, contract packaging, 3PL, and transportation services to the Contract Packaging Industry. He has been in his role since 2006 and during his time there has led several new service offerings for Visual Pak through organic growth and acquisition throughout the United States and Mexico. Today, Visual Pak prides itself on being able to support both large brick and mortar clients as well as emerging marketing only clients.

Tim has an undergraduate degree in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has a diverse background having held positions in Operations, Finance and Business Development in the consulting, technology, manufacturing, and distribution industries.

In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, participating in volunteer organizations, and whenever possible enjoying outdoor activities involving fishing and upland bird hunting.

Mark Omalley
Mark O'Malley - Vice President

Term expires: June 2020
9165 S. Harbor Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617
P: 773-221-7300 | W: paketcorp.com

Mark was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He attended college at Northwestern University, with a BA in Biology and attended graduate school at DePaul University, MBA Finance. Early on Mark worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Merger & Acquisition valuation consultant, and Building Supply Company owner.

Mark is now the Owner/President of Paket Corp since 1996. Paket is a contract manufacturer and filler of personal care products including hair care, lotions, crèmes, etc. Located on the Southeast side of Chicago in over 105,000 square feet, Paket specializes in pouch and tube filling and also have a wide range of secondary packaging capabilities. They have complete blending/compounding and lab facility to compliment their filling lines.

Mark has been married 35 years with 3 children, Brian, Daniel and Kevin. He will also ditch work for golf or snow skiing almost always.

Jeff Freiburger
Jeff Freiburger - Treasurer

Term expires: June 2020
President, RRP Packaging

327 5th Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
P: 419-666-6119 | W: rrp-mfg.com

Education: Purdue University 1983, Industrial Management and Industrial Engineering.

Early Work Experience: Completed Tool and Die Apprenticeship and work as a tool maker for various Tool and Die shops in Indiana and Ohio. Engineer and General Manager for Tier One Automotive supplier Excel Industries (now Dura Corporation).

Present Working Experience: President / Owner of Reactive Resin Products, dba: RRP Packaging

RRP located in Perrysburg, Ohio was started in 1989 by Jeff as a molding company supplying automotive parts to various OEM and Tier One automotive suppliers along with products sold into the automotive aftermarket and custom molding markets. In 1997 RRP began supplying contract packaging services to various Tier One suppliers and evolved these packaging services into the entire focus for RRP Packaging. RRP presently services Automotive Tier One Suppliers and Internet Order Companies by providing a variety of packaging, kitting, product assembly, order fulfillment and logistics services to their customers.

Personal: Jeff has been married for 32 years to Therese and enjoys spending time with her and their 2 married daughters and grandchildren. Jeff volunteers at various community projects and on Church Committees. When not working he enjoys upland game hunting and fishing with friends and family members.