Brian Wagner, PTIS Co-founder
Vice President, Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, a division of HAVI Global Solutions Direct, LLC.
Brian Wagner is an entrepreneurial business and technical leader with over 25 years of experience across PTIS, Kellogg, Sara Lee, Multiform Desiccants, Carton-Craft Corp., Burger King, and General Foods. In 2008, Brian was inducted into the Michigan State University School of Packaging Hall of Fame, named with PTIS as Packaging Strategies Most Influentials and recognized by Western Michigan Business Review 2008 Thought Leaders.
Brian's career spans packaging, strategy, business development, sales, marketing, and operations. He has a track record of consistently increasing top-line and bottom-line dollars for both privately and publicly held companies. His effectiveness as a change leader has contributed to the success of many companies. He can be relied upon to communicate practical solutions to complex problems in an ever-changing environment. He recognizes how things really work in consumer packaged goods companies, as well as for suppliers, and works extensively with the integrated value chain model to bring all key stakeholders together early in the development process. This process is driven by consumer and retailer needs, and Brian has led cutting edge consumer insight programs and worked to drive new methods to quantify the value of packaging in the marketplace.
Brian earned a bachelor of science degree in packaging from Michigan State University in 1984. He served on the MSU National Alumni Board from 2007-2009, is past president of Michigan State University's School of Packaging Alumni Association and served on the Industry Advisory Committee and on the Dean’s Stakeholder Board. He currently serves on the Shelf Impact Editorial Advisory Board. Brian serves on the advisory board of ASUs College of Technology and Innovation. Brian further supports academics through student mentoring at MSU and Arizona State University (ASU) and the PTIS Packaging Endowment at Michigan State University, and also lectures at both Michigan State University and Western Michigan University in their packaging and food marketing programs. He co-developed an online masters course, Value Relationships in Packaging. Additionally, Brian has participated in Executive Development Training, S.P.I.N. Selling, Dale Carnegie Sales Training, and International Learning's Professional Selling Skills. He was an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and is a past board member of the Research & Development Associates (R&DA). In 2009, Wagner cofounded the ARK Angel Network, a volunteer fundraising charity working to help efforts aimed at assisting needy, under-resourced and At Risk Kids.
Brian is also a keynote and special topic speaker at corporate events, seminars, and sales meetings on many subjects including entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, and opportunities across the global value chain.
Brian, and his wife Dawn have three children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Brian F. Wagner
Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, LLC
Management and Packaging Consultants