Scholle Packaging (scholle.com), a global leader in performance packaging solutions, has hired Melania (Lani) Craddock to lead their global Food Market Sector group.
In her role as Vice President, Food Market Sector, Lani and her team will be responsible for delivering innovative performance packaging solutions that will transform the way that leading brands deliver their products to global retail and institutional markets safely, naturally, economically, and sustainably.
“With a proven expertise in a range of markets including: food, beverage, consumer goods, and agricultural products, Lani brings a creative edge and analytical approach to growing the Sector,” says Michael Edwards, Executive Vice President, Market Sectors. “We look forward to applying the wealth of experience Lani has gained in the packaging industry to help strengthen our position as an innovative performance packaging supplier, solving problems with multiple packaging formats now available to us.”
“It’s an exciting time to join Scholle. Our intent is to bring deep industry understanding that helps us anticipate our customers—and their consumers’—needs to create relevant, global market solutions,” says Lani Craddock. “The recent IPN combination with Scholle expands our problem solving toolbox, allowing us to creatively solve bigger problems and help our customers reach more people with their products.”
Lani brings more than 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry with particular expertise in product development, strategic planning, and marketing. For the 12 years prior to her role at Scholle, Lani held the position of Vice President of Marketing, Innovation Development, and Sustainability at Exopack. Lani has also held market research, planning, and packaging development roles for Cryovac. Lani holds a BS in Animal and Food Science and a Master of Science in Food Science from Purdue and Clemson, respectively.