BUFFALO GROVE, IL— Feb 5, 2018
Fisher Container, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for food and healthcare packaging, today announced the addition of Dan Donofrio to its executive team as Chief Operations Officer.
Mr. Donofrio brings over 25 years of operations leadership experience in a variety of packaging related businesses including Solo Cup Company, Pregis and most recently as Vice President of Operations at Havi Global Services. Throughout his career he has driven value in operations, engineering, quality assurance and graphic services roles, in both domestic and international markets. Dan has excelled in delivering operational excellence and continuous improvement at each of his assignments. Mr. Donofrio graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in plastics technology and holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
“We’re excited to have Dan join our team at Fisher Container,” said Kevin Keneally, President and CEO. “As we execute our strategic plan of organic and acquisition growth, Dan will bring unique skill in driving operational excellence and providing our customers state of the art packaging products with exceptional quality and service.”
“We are very excited to bring together two strong organizations, each with a long history of providing high quality products. PPC enhances Fisher’s position in the food market with its unique set of capabilities that has translated into a favorable position with blue chip and innovative food manufacturers. We would also like to thank Bill Mackin and the entire PPC team for their partnership and commend PPC on its many accomplishments,” said Eric Kanter, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. “Our investment in Fisher continues upon MSCP’s success in partnering with Family/founder-owned businesses.”
Mr. Donofrio will work from the company’s headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
About Fisher Container Holdings, LLC
Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Fisher Container is a leading provider of cleanroom and consumer packaging for the healthcare, snack, organic “better-for-you” and produce markets. The company excels in the design of value-added printed, laminated and stand up pouch packaging for the most demanding applications. With an in-house graphics department, Fisher Container and its most recent acquisition, Packaging Products Corporation (PPC), is focused on exceptional speed to market and excels in delivering service, quality and technology to its valued customer base. The company is privately owned by management and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
About Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners focuses on privately negotiated equity and equity-related investments primarily in North America, as well as Europe and other regions and seeks to create value in portfolio companies primarily through operational improvement. For further information about Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, please visit www.morganstanley.com/im/capitalpartners.