Tom Szymaniak, Plant Manager, has 28 years of plant management experience in a high acid beverage manufacturing environment. As Plant Manager at Island Aseptics, he managed the installation of 6 new lines and processing systems, plant process improvements and upgrades, and maintaining global quality standards with GMP and BRC certification, and expertise in HACCP. In his role of Chief Operating Officer at Byesville Aseptics, LLC (the precursor to Island Aseptics), he was responsible for all facets of the business including strategic planning, plant profitability, and business development. He has served as a Managing Director of the Combibloc company, and was responsible for tripling sales and implementing SAP. Prior to the company’s acquisition by CombiBloc, Tom was the plant manager at Power Packaging, and provided the oversight for the day to day operations of the manufacturing facility, including production, maintenance, inventory and logisitics for an eight line operation.
Tom has a BS degree in Law Enforcement Administration and an MS degree in Personnel management from Western Illinois University.