World Wide Packaging LLC. (WWP; wwpinc.com), a leading provider of cosmetic packaging components and plastic tubes, has hired Gary Myer as AVP Global Packaging Engineer. In this capacity, Myer will provide technical support and guidance regarding all package and quality related activities, manage engineering and quality staff members, interact with customers and factories, and assist in the technical aspects of developing packages including 3D design, engineering, and modeling.
Myer comes to WWP with more than 30 years of experience in the packaging field within the pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetics industries. He worked at L’Oreal Americas for more than 20 years, most recently as Assistant Vice President, Acquisition Integration for Packaging, and prior to that as Assistant Vice President of the Packaging Consumer Products Division in the haircare category. Before joining L’Oreal, Myer rose through the ranks at Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals.
“We welcome the depth and breadth of experience Myer brings to WWP in terms of both technical and management experience,” says Rick Weisbrod, Executive Vice President Global Operations for WWP. “We look forward to the special blend of talent and enthusiasm Gary has for managing a department focused on innovation, risk-taking and entrepreneurship.”
Myer received a B.S. in Package Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He has been issued a patent for innovation in lipstick bullet cup design and has received several prestigious industry awards.