Nexgen Packaging Appoints Jim Welch as CEO

Welch positions Nexgen to capitalize on fast-changing market dynamics and accelerate future growth.

Nexgen Packaging announces that James H. (Jim) Welch has been appointed as the new CEO of the company.  A highly experienced business executive, Jim assumed his new role as CEO in October, after having served as co-CEO since June 2021.  At the same time, co-founder Andy Effron has moved from the co-CEO role to Chairman.

Mr. Welch joined Nexgen Packaging in 2016 as EVP/GM of North America & EU, then became President of the company in 2017 and co-CEO in 2021.  Prior to joining Nexgen, Mr. Welch was with Motorola Solutions (MSI) where he held a variety of leadership roles, including SVP and GM Field Operations for the MSI Enterprise business.

Mr. Welch helped direct global go-to-market and regional strategies and helped orchestrate the successful sale of that unit to Zebra Technologies. Previously Mr. Welch held CEO positions and advisor roles with a variety of software startups in Austin, TX focused on artificial intelligence, data analytics, and mobility.

“Jim’s unique skill set is exactly what Nexgen needs.  His experience in software solutions and data analytics for the retail industry is helping Nexgen further differentiate from our competitors,” said Kent Pellegrini, Co-Founder.  “Jim’s inclusive leadership style attracts top talent from inside and outside our industry as we continue to grow our global manufacturing footprint to better serve our customers in a more sustainable way.”

About Nexgen Packaging, LLC

Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a global provider of packaging for the retail, apparel and footwear industries.  The company offers a broad portfolio of products with a focus on sustainable solutions that are measurable and deployable.  The company is focused on simplifying everything from the creative process to order execution, utilizing data analytics to increase supply chain efficiency and enhance customer success.

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