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Sal PellingraSal Pellingra
Vice President Global Application and Innovation Development

Sal’s passion for packaging and innovation has led to increasing positions of responsibility in manufacturing, product development, market development, marketing and innovation leading to Sal’s current position as Vice President Global Application and Innovation Development at ProAmpac. Sal focuses on new applications of and for flexible packaging as well as focusing on solutions for global and emerging brands. His broad experience from polymers and film development, through converting, application development, shelf life and end uses of packaging and his far reaching co-supplier relationships help brands find new solutions and stay relevant. ProAmpac is seen as a leader in innovative packaging and has evidence of that in the number of packaging awards it receives each year through his technical leadership.

Prior to ProAmpac, Sal spent 25 years with the ExxonMobil Films Business working in product development, marketing development, and as the Americas Market Segment Manager for four core market segments.

Sal holds a BS and MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a technical resource for packaging technology and design for ProAmpac and its customers and is a frequent industry speaker and trade journal contributor both in North America and abroad.

Sal also holds 18 US patents and among other honors has received a Global Technology Award from ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Packaging at the University of Cincinnati.