Infor, a major middle market software company helping organizations achieve business-wide digital transformation, held their Annual Conference in Washington DC the week of September 24th 2018. El Dorado Packaging was presented with the “Progress Maker Award “ for the Manufacturing Industry during the conference. David Hawkins, CFO and Menino Fernandes, Director of IT received the award on behalf of El Dorado Packaging. This award was based upon El Dorado’s use of Infor ERP & CRM Solutions to improve the manufacturing process and better our customer’s need. Infor has the vision of moving all of their customers to the Cloud and El Dorado Packaging became one of the pioneers of that vision.
Continuing the tradition to provide world class products, performance and service to our customers, El Dorado Packaging is excited to launch the new Customer Inventory Portal! This Portal is part of our commitment to partner & evolve with our customers as their needs change. Portal access offers a real time view of product inventory, sales orders, invoices, shipments & historical information to our customers.
El Dorado Packaging is pleased to announce the capital expenditure of a new state of the art Diamond HP Uteco Press coming into our Arkansas site during Fall of 2018. The Diamond HP represents Uteco’s excellence in flexographic printing. Short runs, increased quality and reduced waste and set-up times remain priorities in today’s flexible packaging market. The Diamond HP is the ideal answer for top converters who require increased flexibility and consolidation of equipment to streamline operations. The Diamond HP offers a significant competitive advantage in the production of both large and small orders.
Industrial Opportunity Partners (“IOP”), a private equity firm based in Evanston, Ill., is pleased to announce that Eli Carmeli will be joining El Dorado Packaging as President and CEO effective June 4, 2018.
Eli joins the El Dorado Team to continue his successful career in the packaging industry. His most recent role was CEO and President of Scholle IPN, a privately-held manufacturer of flexible “clean” and aseptic packaging with 2,100 employees in 14 locations across 10 countries. Prior to that he was SVP, Packaging at HAVI Global Solutions. He also served as GM and VP at Global Closure Systems and as President and CEO at Vitex Packaging, a Private Equity owned flexible consumer products packaging company producing printed roll stock and pouches for leading brands like Unilever/Lipton and Starbucks.
Jim Todd, IOP Operating Principal and Chairman of the Board for El Dorado Packaging believes Eli is a “perfect fit to lead the Company”. Eli has a wealth of experience in Private Equity as well as Fortune 500 companies. He will continue the focus and momentum on operational improvements that have already been initiated at El Dorado Packaging. With his leadership and experience in both operations and finance, combined with his knowledge of packaging sales, Eli will take El Dorado Packaging to the next level.